MSU’s top 50 football players: No. 32 Dan Currie

This is the 19th in a 50-day summer series counting down the top players in Michigan State football history, as I see them. As with last year’s MSU basketball top 50, the criteria is performance and impact at MSU only, professional career irrelevant. Have your own opinion? Leave a comment or tweet at me @Graham_Couch.

No. 32 – Dan Currie

Center / Linebacker, 1955-57, Detroit

The skinny: There may be no player in MSU history with a meaner reputation than Currie. No one wanted to play against him or fight him. For three seasons in the 1950s, there was no way to avoid him on the football field. Currie was a consensus All-American center in 1957, setting the tone in the trenches for the Big Ten’s top offense, both in yardage and points. He also led the league’s No. 1 overall and rush defense at linebacker. – Read more at

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