Tom Curtis, an AHS alumni from the Class of 1966, was a Class All-Ohio quarterback for the high school football team. He went on to attend the University of Michigan where he quarterbacked the all-freshman team. Curtis was then moved to the position of safety and played from 1967-69. He broke the University of Michigan’s record for interceptions in a game, season and career with none of them being broken. He also had a career total of 431 return yards off of interceptions that broke the NCAA record set in the 1940’s.
After college, Curtis was drafted in the 14th round by the Baltimore Colts during the 1970 NFL Draft. He played for the Colts’ from 1970-71 which included their Super Bowl winning team. Curtis went on to play for the Los Angeles Rams and the Miami Dolphins before retiring in 1973. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005. In the Land of 10’s Top 100 Big Ten football players of the last 100 years, Curtis ranks at #90.
Curtis owns one of the nation’s largest privately owned publishing companies, Curtis Publishing Company which publishes Steelers Digest and River Cities Gazette.