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|Born:||January 13, 1971|
Los Angeles, California
|High school:||Hawthorne (CA)|
|NFL Draft:||1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Curtis Lamont Conway Sr (born January 13, 1971) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft out of the University of Southern California (USC). Conway also played for the San Diego Chargers, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers.
Conway attended Hawthorne High School in Hawthorne, California and was a football and a track star. He won All-America honors as a senior quarterback. His high school quarterback coach was Dave Keller. His high school track coach was legendary coach Kye Courtney. Even though he was an All-American QB, he was more known for his exploits on the track. During that era, Hawthorne was a regular contender at the CIF California State Meet. In 1987 as a sophomore he was the anchor of the California State Record 4X100m relay team (40.24) set in the preliminaries, Hawthorne High School was DQ'd at the finals after initially finishing second. In 1988 as a junior he placed second in the 100m (10.85) and placed third 3rd in the 200m (21.30). In 1989 as a senior he won the 100m state title with the time of 10.23 and placed 2nd in the 200m (20.89).
Prior to USC, Conway attended El Camino Junior College in Torrance, California, but did not play. He went to USC as a QB but converted to WR in 1991.
He had over 1,000 yards three times in his twelve-year NFL career, in which he played for the Chicago Bears, the San Diego Chargers, the New York Jets and the San Francisco 49ers.
During his twelve years in the NFL, Conway threw for two touchdown passes, a rarity for the wide receiver position. The most notable of the two came during a game against the Miami Dolphins on November 13, 1994. Conway lined up split off of and parallel to the holder, on a bizarre field goal formation. Rather than the snap being taken by Erik Kramer, Conway received it, and threw a pass which was tipped up into the air by a Dolphins' defender and caught by fellow Bears' teammate and tight end, Keith Jennings and run into the endzone for a touchdown. His 329 catches during his tenure with the Bears (1993-1999) places him 4th in franchise history on their all-time receptions list, and his 4,498 receiving yards ranks him 6th on the Bears’ all-time yardage list. He also was the 1st Chicago Bears receiver to record back to back 1000 yard seasons.
Beginning in 2009, Conway began working as a color analyst on national NFL radio broadcasts by Compass Media Networks. He teamed with Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton and Gregg "Free Beer" Daniels on play-by-play. He is currently a studio analyst for the Pac-12 Network and a cohost of Total Access on the NFL Network. He joined the San Diego Chargers network for the 2015 season as a studio analyst.
On July 23, 2007, Conway married female boxing champ Laila Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali. He has three children from a previous marriage: twins Cameron and Kelton Conway (b. 1995), and Leilani Conway (b. 1999). Conway and Ali welcomed their first child, Curtis Muhammad Conway, Jr. on August 26, 2008. On April 4, 2011, they welcomed their second child, a daughter, Sydney Jurldine Conway.