Sept. 8, 2009
Rob Curley doesn't have the strongest arm or the quickest feet among the Lafayette College quarterbacks.
Junior Marc Quilling and freshman Andy Shoop may have more zip. Sophomore Ryan O'Neil may be the fastest of the quartet.
That's not to say that Curley can't make the tough throw or elude an onrushing defensive lineman; but Curley's best quality is more intangible: for some reason, good things happen when he's running the offense.
The 6-1, 200-pound senior from Cinnaminson, N.J., has only 12 starts on his career stats at Lafayette, but the Leopards have won nine of those games -- and in one of the losses, Curley left with an injury while Lafayette was leading.
Asked to grade himself as he prepares for his final year, which begins Saturday at 6 p.m. when Lafayette travels to Washington, D.C., for its season -- and Patriot League -- opener against Georgetown, Curley thought for a minute and then gave himself the equivalent of an ''incomplete.''
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