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Albert "Abb" Curtis (September 5, 1902 – July 16, 1981) was a former college football and college basketball player for The University of Texas at Austin.

Curtis was born in Ada, Oklahoma.[1] He attended Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas and entered UT in the fall of 1920.[2] Curtis was a letterman at defensive end for the Longhorn football team for two seasons from 1922–23 and at guard for the basketball team for three seasons from 1922–24.[1][3] In his senior year, Curtis played on first-year football and basketball head coach E. J. "Doc" Stewart's undefeated football (8–0–1) and undefeated Southwest Conference champion basketball (23–0) teams.[1][4] The 1924 Longhorn basketball team received a retroactive national ranking of No. 3 in the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[5] Curtis received All-Southwest Conference honors in basketball following his senior season; he was also recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in basketball—one of only seven Longhorn men's basketball players ever to receive that honor, as of 2015.[1][6]

Curtis would serve as the supervisor of officiating for the Southwest Conference from 1950 to 1967.[1][2] He was inducted into the UT Athletics Men's Hall of Honor in 1969.[1][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Men's Hall of Honor – Albert S. "Abb" Curtis". texassports.com. http://www.texassports.com/aa.aspx?hid=75. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame" (PDF). drbillywilbanks.com. p. 54. http://www.drbillywilbanks.com/basketball/TX-HS-BASKETBALL-HALL-OF-FAME.pdf. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  3. "2014-15 Texas Basketball Fact Book" (PDF). TexasSports.com. pp. 144. http://texassports_com.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/2014/11/12/2014_15_Texas_Basketball_Fact_Book.pdf. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  4. 2014-15 Texas Basketball Fact Book, pp. 65–66
  5. ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 536. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.
  6. 2014-15 Texas Basketball Fact Book, pp. 140–41
  7. 2014-15 Texas Basketball Fact Book, pp. 143

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