Grand Marshal 2012 - Kevin D. Curtis
Kevin Curtis attended Bingham High School in South Jordan, Utah and was a letterman in football and basketball. In football, he was an All-Region honoree as both a wide receiver and as a defensive back.
Curtis began his collegiate career as a walk-on at Snow College, where he earned second team All-America honors. He then transferred to Utah State University and walked on to the Aggie's football team as well. As a junior he led the nation in receptions, earning him third team All-America honors, while setting many new Utah State single-season records along the way.
After graduating from USU with a bachelor's degree in Business Marketing, Curtis was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the 3rd round (74th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played for the Rams for four years, alongside fellow receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt. His best season with St. Louis came in 2005 with 60 receptions, 801 yards, and six touchdowns. He also tallied more receiving yards than any other receiver in the 2004 playoffs.
In 2007, Curtis moved from the Rams to the Philadelphia Eagles. He played with the Eagles for three years and set career highs in his first year with a total of 1,110 yards, 77 receptions and six touchdowns. He was only the eleventh receiver in Eagle's history to breach the 1000-yards mark. While battling injuries, Curtis spent the last two seasons moving between the Miami Dolphins, Kanas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans. Currently, he is a free agent.
Off the field, Curtis enjoys being outdoors, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Curtis said he is proud to be an Aggie, and will always have incredible feelings of gratitude for the great university. He met some of his greatest friends at USU. He earned a degree, and gained an education that he values tremendously.
As a child, it was always Curtis' dream to play professional football, and when he reflects on his journey to the NFL, he said it is impossible not to think of the significant role Utah State played in helping him get there.
In his own words, "Here I was given the opportunities to follow my dreams, and I'll be forever grateful for that."