While many of you know Curley as a NFL Hall of Farmer, I have known him from our days in Yuma as a hard working and competitive athlete. I went to the other high school, Kofa, and played football against him. In our senior year, we both worked at a ice house moving 300 lb. ice blocks to waiting box cars shipping cantaloupes to market. He could move the blocks with ease and you would never know of his state championship wrestling prowess unless you asked. You was a most humble, genuine and I say gentle person off the field of play. While we were the top Yuma athletes at the time, he went to ASU and I to Kansas to run. It was always with pleasure and pride to watch Curley succeed at the highest level of athletic achievement. He is certainly going to be missed by a whole host of people, Yuma will never forget him and his positive contribution across a wide spectrum of society.