35 - John Curtis
John Curtis
Birth Date: 11/22/1984
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newhall, Calif.
High School: Hart HS
Position: C
B/T: L/R
Experience: 3V

TITANS `06: Started 46 games behind the platein 2006, hitting a career-best .277 • Had a career-bestfour-game hitting streak from Mar. 10 to Mar 18, going 9-for-15(.600) in wins over East Carolina and Arizona • Posted ninemultiple-hit games, three of which tied his career best of threehits in a game (Mar. 10 vs. East Carolina, Mar. 17 at Arizona andin the Titans' final game of the CWS June 21 vs. North Carolina)• Collected three RBI on Feb. 19 vs. UC Irvine and Mar. 10 vs.East Carolina • Caught 11 of 32 would-be base stealers (34percent) from behind the dish in 58 games • Was named to thepreseason watch list for the Johnny Bench Award, an honor given tothe nation's top collegiate catcher • Was named to the All-BigWest Conference's Second Team • Was drafted in the 24th round(732 overall) of the MLB draft by the Los Angeles Angels ofAnaheim.

TITANS `05: Played in all 64 games for theTitans in 2005, starting all but three behind the dish • Had12 multi-hit games including two three-hit games • Drove in acareer-high four RBI on Mar. 1 at San Diego State, going 2-for-5with a double in the Titans' 18-8 victory • Picked up 3 RBI onApr. 9 at Cal State Northridge, again knocking a double, going2-for-3 in a 24-0 shutout • Picked up a career-high three hitson two occasions: once on Mar. 19. vs. Arizona and the other onApr. 16, going 3-for-4 on both occasions • Threw out 27percent of the runners (12-for-44) attempting to steal off him inhis first full season behind the plate • Led the team insacrifice flies with 5 • Had a four-game hitting streak fromMay 7 to May 17, picking up one hit in each game • Was draftedin the 29th round by the Cleveland Indians (No. 874 overall).

TITANS `04: Saw limited time behind the dish,hitting .208 in 23 games • Had a season-high two RBI on twooccasions (Apr. 24 vs. UC Santa Barbara and May 1 vs. CalPoly.)

TITANS `03: Granted a redshirt season.

HART HS: Was a two-year letterman at Hart H.S.in Newhall, Calif., where he was a first baseman and catcher forCoach Jim Ozella • Batted .365 with six homers and 23 RBI as asenior • Hit .392 with six homers his junior year when Hartposted a 26-2 record and advanced to the second round of CIF play• As a junior, twice hit a pair of homers in a game againstBurroughs (Burbank) H.S. and, as a senior, hit the game-winninghome run in his final league game.

PERSONAL: Born on November 22, 1984, inPanorama City, Calif. • Parents are Jim and Patti Curtis• Full name is John Matthew Curtis • Nickname is Daddy• Has three older sisters (Kim, Melissa and Jennifer) •Says his parents are his greatest influences • Majoring incriminal justice • Would like to see LSU added to the Titans'schedule • He models his game after Jason Varitek •Biggest sports thrill is winning the College World Series in 2004• If he could have dinner with anyone dead or alive it wouldbe Ted Williams • Favorites include: Los Angeles Dodgers(team), Anchorman and Face Off (movies), John Travolta and JessicaAlba (actors).