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New Mexico: Played as a true freshman in 2013 ... turned into one of UNM's most consistent defenders ... has a knack for being around the ball and making plays ... a quiet leader defensively ... was named preseason fourth team all-conference by Phil Steele, and honorable mention by

2014 (Sophomore Season): Played in in 11 games this season, making 10 starts for the Lobos ... led the team with 4.5 sacks ... recorded 52 total tackles, seven of them were tackles for loss ... finished the season with two fumble recoveries, one each against Arizona State and Colorado State ... set a career high for tacles against New Mexico State with nine ... had seven tackles, six solos, and two for loss in a three-point win over UNLV ... had a pair of sacks among his three tackles against Utah State ... ended the season with five tackles, 1.5 of those sacks, against Wyoming in a 36-30 win.

2013 (Freshman Season): Played in all 12 games with one start for the Lobos ... finished the season with 31 tackles, three tackles for loss, once sack, one forced fumble and one blocked field-goal attempt ... he had a career-high seven tackles against UTEP ... his three solo tackles against Wyoming were a career high ... first career sack came at San Diego State ... blocked a field-goal attempt at Fresno State.

High School: A 2012 consensus All-State selection on the defensive line for the Friars and coach Sean Murphy ... had 58 tackles, 14 sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three pass breakups, one interception (returned for a touchdown) and one blocked punt for Curley in 2012 ... on offense, he played fullback and had 114 carries for 664 yards and 10 TDs, and he had two receptions for 38 yards ... also named a first-team Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association All-Conference defensive line selection, a Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection ... selected to and started in the Crab Bowl (Maryland High School all-star football game) ... nominated to play in the Big 33 Game (featuring all-stars from Maryland against all-stars from Pennsylvania) in the summer of 2013, with NFL Network broadcasting the game ... Curley went 8-3 and reached the MIAA state championship semifinals in 2012 ... in 2011, he had 81 tackles, six sacks and one fumble recovery as the Friars were the regular-season conference champions with a 7-4 record and made it to the MIAA semis ... earned MIAA All-Conference honors, and was named to the Baltimore Touchdown Club "Super 22" Team ... also rushed 43 times on offense for 271 yards and three scores ... finished with 53 tackles in 2010, along with three sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... Curley was regular-season conference champions with a 9-3 record and advanced to the MIAA Championship game ... played defensive end, defensive tackle, running back, fullback, H-back and tight end during his career for the Friars ... rated as the No. 41 prospect in Maryland and the No. 101 defensive line prospect in the country by ... clocked with a 4.9-second time in the 40-yard dash.

PERSONAL: Full name is Nikolaus Loren D'Avanzo ... born Oct. 13, 1995 ... majoring in liberal arts ... parents are Kimberly and Rodney D'Avanzo.


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