Ronald Curry is switching allegiances in the Bay.
Drafted in the seventh round in 2002, Curry spent seven years in Oakland, recording 193 receptions for 2,347 yards and 13 touchdowns in 76 games. His career was somewhat hindered by injury, tearing his Achilles’ tendon in 2004 and 2005.
However, he was the number one receiver in a time when the Raiders had the likes of Aaron Brooks, Andrew Walter, Josh McCown, and Dante Culpepper at quarterback.
Curry’s biggest highlight as a Raider had to be this sick one-handed grab against the Broncos:
Curry was released by the Raiders in 2009 and bounced around with the Lions, Rams and Ravens before calling it quits.
He spent the past three years as the football coach and athletic director at Morrisville (N.C.) High School, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
“The 49ers and our staff are pleased to be initiating Ronald’s NFL coaching career,” said 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. “Our team will greatly benefit from Ronald’s athletic experiences, and we are happy that he and his wife, Stacie, are joining our football family.”
Ironically, Harbaugh was an offensive assistant with the Raiders in 2002, which was Curry’s rookie season. Maybe Curry will replace him as head coach of the 49ers in nine seasons (I may or may not be joking).