If two Vanier Cups were not enough for Chris Curran ’80 to have as fond memories of his time as a student-athlete at King’s, he now has a permanent record of his contributions to Western football.

Curran unveiled his photo on the Western Mustangs Football Wall of Fame in TD Waterhouse Stadium during a special ceremony on April 27, 2018. His wife, Sue, joined him from Sarnia for the occasion. During the unveiling, Curran was described as being a force on the field. What makes it extra special for the Curran family is that Graham Curran ‘09  followed in his father’s footsteps and played football for the Mustangs while studying Philosophy at King’s.

Chris Curran came to King’s in 1976 from St. Patrick’s Catholic High School in Sarnia. “I liked the size of King’s,” he said at the ceremony. “I had other friends from Sarnia coming here. I grew up in a Catholic school so that influenced by choice as well. I really liked the small classes.” He has special memories of studying economics with Dr. Koop (now a professor emeritus).

Curran was on the winning Vanier Cup (national championship) teams of 1976 and 1977, both years defeating Acadia. He was a defensive back who was also named to the Western Division All-Star team. He was presented with the prestigious Purple Blanket award from the Mustangs when he graduated in 1980.

Curran and his son now operate a family recycling and construction business in Sarnia.