|High School:||Hart HS|
TITANS `06: Started 46 games behind the plate in 2006, hitting a career-best .277 Had a career-best four-game hitting streak from Mar. 10 to Mar 18, going 9-for-15 (.600) in wins over East Carolina and Arizona Posted nine multiple-hit games, three of which tied his career best of three hits in a game (Mar. 10 vs. East Carolina, Mar. 17 at Arizona and in the Titans' final game of the CWS June 21 vs. North Carolina) Collected three RBI on Feb. 19 vs. UC Irvine and Mar. 10 vs. East Carolina Caught 11 of 32 would-be base stealers (34 percent) from behind the dish in 58 games Was named to the preseason watch list for the Johnny Bench Award, an honor given to the nation's top collegiate catcher Was named to the All-Big West Conference's Second Team Was drafted in the 24th round (732 overall) of the MLB draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
TITANS `05: Played in all 64 games for the Titans in 2005, starting all but three behind the dish Had 12 multi-hit games including two three-hit games Drove in a career-high four RBI on Mar. 1 at San Diego State, going 2-for-5 with a double in the Titans' 18-8 victory Picked up 3 RBI on Apr. 9 at Cal State Northridge, again knocking a double, going 2-for-3 in a 24-0 shutout Picked up a career-high three hits on two occasions: once on Mar. 19. vs. Arizona and the other on Apr. 16, going 3-for-4 on both occasions Threw out 27 percent of the runners (12-for-44) attempting to steal off him in his first full season behind the plate Led the team in sacrifice flies with 5 Had a four-game hitting streak from May 7 to May 17, picking up one hit in each game Was drafted in the 29th round by the Cleveland Indians (No. 874 overall).
TITANS `04: Saw limited time behind the dish, hitting .208 in 23 games Had a season-high two RBI on two occasions (Apr. 24 vs. UC Santa Barbara and May 1 vs. Cal Poly.)
TITANS `03: Granted a redshirt season.
HART HS: Was a two-year letterman at Hart H.S. in Newhall, Calif., where he was a first baseman and catcher for Coach Jim Ozella Batted .365 with six homers and 23 RBI as a senior Hit .392 with six homers his junior year when Hart posted a 26-2 record and advanced to the second round of CIF play As a junior, twice hit a pair of homers in a game against Burroughs (Burbank) H.S. and, as a senior, hit the game-winning home run in his final league game.
PERSONAL: Born on November 22, 1984, in Panorama City, Calif. Parents are Jim and Patti Curtis Full name is John Matthew Curtis Nickname is Daddy Has three older sisters (Kim, Melissa and Jennifer) Says his parents are his greatest influences Majoring in criminal justice Would like to see LSU added to the Titans' schedule He models his game after Jason Varitek Biggest sports thrill is winning the College World Series in 2004 If he could have dinner with anyone dead or alive it would be Ted Williams Favorites include: Los Angeles Dodgers (team), Anchorman and Face Off (movies), John Travolta and Jessica Alba (actors).