Curtis Whitley
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-05-10)May 10, 1969
Place of birth: Smithfield, North Carolina
Date of death: May 11, 2008(2008-05-11) (aged 39)
Place of death: Fort Stockton, Texas
Career information
College: Chowan JC / Clemson
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 5 / Pick: 117
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* San Diego Chargers (1992–1994)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     72
Games started     27
Fumble recoveries     2
Stats at
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Curtis Wayne Whitley (May 10, 1969 – May 11, 2008) was an American football center in the National Football League. He played six seasons for the San Diego Chargers (1992–1994), the Carolina Panthers (1995–1996), and the Oakland Raiders (1997). Born in Smithfield, North Carolina, he graduated from Smithfield-Selma High School before attending Clemson University. He was then selected by the Chargers in the fifth round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft.

He was found dead from a drug overdose in Texas on May 11, 2008, one day after his 39th birthday. His relatives are: parents - Norman and BJ Whitley, brother - Norman, Jr., son - Curtis Wayne, Jr.which now serves in the U.S Army as an Infantryman, and daughter - Hannah.


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