Mike Curtis has died, according to a statement posted online on April. 21, 2020.
James Michael “Mike” Curtis was an American football player for the Baltimore Colts, the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins, who played 14 seasons from 1965 to 1978 in the National Football League. He was a four-time Pro Bowler in 1968, 1970, 1971 and 1974
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
— YDSports (@YDSports) April 20, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
When Baltimore Colts All-Pro linebacker Mike Curtis’s son announced his dad died of #CTE-related complications this morning, he became at least the 11th player, plus two coaches—my incomplete count—from great ’68 Colt team to suffer brain-related issues. .https://t.co/o877D4FT4J
— Ron Cassie (@ron_cassie) April 20, 2020
Halftime Heat 4/20/20@RonDiazWDAE remembers the late Mike Curtis, a Super Bowl winner from St. Pete who passed recently@IanBeckles shows some love to those senior student-athletes who didn’t get a chance to have a senior night or final game
LISTEN : https://t.co/L9xGpXO67p
— 95.3 WDAE (@953WDAE) April 20, 2020
Mike Curtis (#32) was my first favorite #NFL player when I began rooting for the Baltimore Colts as a youth in the early half of the 1970s. Wasn’t inducted into #ProFootballHOF, but he’s in my Hall of Fame. Farewell, Mad Dog. #RIP pic.twitter.com/454MO8XRZE
— Cary Moy (@UTZAAKE) April 20, 2020
RIP Mike Curtis, officially the toughest sumbitch I have ever had the pleasure of meeting in person. He was also one of the nicest, kindest people I ever interacted with. Baltimore was lucky to have him & I’ll always be low key salty that Joe Thomas did him dirty in ’76.
— Artie Donovan’s Ghost (@GhostOfFatso) April 20, 2020
We’ve learned this evening that former Colts linebacker Mike Curtis’ death was caused by CTE. He becomes the ninth member of the 1968 Colts Super Bowl team to die that way.
That’s 9 from a 45 man roster. Almost 20%.
Those are giant numbers.https://t.co/eiSODrhfUK
— Bruce Cunningham (@Bruce45Sports) April 21, 2020