Kam Curl Had Impressive Rookie Season

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Washington Football Team strong safety Kamren Curl (31) dives into the end zone for a touchdown after an interception against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

FAYETTEVILLE — Safety Kam Curl finished his rookie season with 37 stops.

Curl thus was able to do something no other rookie safety had accomplished in the Pro Football Focus era.

Curl was drafted in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft by Washington with the No. 216 pick. He was drafted after playing three seasons at the University of Arkansas.

Curl took over the starting strong safety after Landon Collins suffered a season-ending injury in Week 8. In Week 9 against the New York Giants, Curl had 11 tackles and recorded his first sack. Curl helped lead his team to the playoffs.

Curl played high school football at Muskogee (Okla.).

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