Recipients maintain cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 or better
Marshall 34, UTSA 10
The native of Albania was the Herd kickoff man as a true freshman in 2013, ranking among top 10 nationally in kickoffs and touchbacks, and earning a scholarship. He was sidelined by multiple injuries in 2014 as teammate Kaare Vedvik took over kickoff duties.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Redshirted with back and groin injuries ... named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): As a walk-on was one of the top kickoff men in the nation, with a Marshall-record 52 touchbacks -- fourth nationally -- on 97 attempts with just three that went out of bounds...Had six touchbacks against Miami (Ohio), Gardner-Webb, UTSA and Tulsa ... Averaged 63.5 per kickoff ... Marshall had 28 touchbacks from 2007-12; Curraj had that many through Week 7.
HERD FILE: Born June 22, 1995 in Skhoder, Albania, and moved with his parents (Zef and Ardiane Curraj) to Tampa, Fla., when he was age 6 ... Majoring in Management at MU ... Name is pronounced Am-o-RET-o CURR-e ... Played soccer at Leto High School in Tampa until he took up kicking a football during his junior year ... Went on scholarship after his freshman season with the Herd ... Attracted recruiters' attention in December 2012 at the Kornblue Kicking Challenge in fort Lauderdale, Fla., with his 79-yard kickoff.