- Senior (Speech Communications major)
Curtis Jerrells is a General Studies major in Health Human Performance & Recreation. He is expected to graduate in May 2009.
“Curtis Jerrells is one of those guys with a big heart. It is always team first and he truly cares about his teammates. The love he has demonstrated towards his teammates does not go unnoticed because the team would run through a wall for CJ since they know CJ would do the same for them. Curtis is a natural leader and teammates have always been drawn to him. He leads by example and has been one of the hardest workers we have had at Baylor University. Not many players could have come into a situation like we had at Baylor and within 3 years been able to make it a Top 25 Program in the nation. Curtis Jerrells has been able to do that and as we all know Actions speak louder than Words!” Head Coach Scott Drew
Curtis has participated in Hillcrest Hospital’s Thanksgiving Food Drive and taken time to visit children at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. He has also served as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in addition to assisting a “Santa’s Workshop” which provided 1,500 children with Christmas gifts. Jerrells also made an appearance at Hillcrest Professional Development School where he read and played basketball with elementary students.
Baylor senior guard Curtis Jerrells (Austin, Texas) is among 50 student-athletes named as a preseason candidate for the 2008-09 John R. Wooden Award. Jerrells was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team last month. The senior is also a projected All-Big 12 selection by both Lindy’s and Athlon Sports. Jerrells has also been featured on the cover of both Athlon Sports and Sporting News. Last season, Jerrells earned Baylor’s second first-team selection in Big 12 history and the first since Terry Black earned the honor following the 2000-01 season. He became the fifth player in BU history to lead the team in scoring three straight seasons and was named to the NABC All-District 9 first team. The Austin, Texas, native enters his senior season 12th all-time at Baylor in scoring with 1,185 points. His career 3.69 assists per game average ranks eighth in school history. The consensus 2008 first team All-Big 12 selection led Baylor in points (15.3), assists (3.78) and minutes (31.2). He was named to Yahoo.com’s All-America fourth team in 2008. So far in his senior season, Curtis continues to lead his team in points assists, and minutes and has already surpassed last year’s assists total. He is now the second player in school history with 1000 points 400 assists and 100 steals and ranks 6th all-time in scoring.