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.
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.