Kelly Curtis’ father John Curtis is a former NFL player and Princeton High School athletic director. Coming from an athletic family, she is also pursuing her career as a sportsperson. 

Kelly Curtis is Team USA’s first black skeleton athlete in history. She is currently competing in the  2022 Beijing Olympics. She is representing Team USA alongside Katie Uhlaender.

She has been making headlines recently as USA’s first black skeleton Olympic athlete. Followingly, Curtis is also the only member of the US Air Force in Beijing 2022.

Alongside the media’s camera towards her, people’s attention has been drawing towards her personal life. Let’s take a quick insight into her life.

Who Is Kelly Curtis Father John Curtis? Her Parents Details

Kelly Curtis was born to her parents John Curtis and Debbie. Curtis’ father John Curtis, a New Jersey native, is a former NFL player.

John was in New York City in 1974, he met his wife and Kelly’s mother Debbie. He has also worked as a Princeton High School athletic director. On the other hand, her mother Debbie worked in the fitness community in NJ.

He once served as an Athletic Director at Princeton NJ Regional School in July 1993. John then proceeded to work in the school for more than ten years.

In addition, he has also worked with CBS and served as Director of CBS College Sports Network. Curtis has been retired for seven years now. He has been proudly supporting her daughter’s career.

What Team Did John Curtis Play In NFL?

NY Jets chose John Curtis as the 214th choice in the ’71 NFL draft. At the end of college, he was the New York Jets’ 214th choice in the NFL Draft 1971.

John has played professionally for four years. He studied at Clifford J Scott High School. Later on, he attends Springfield College, Massachusetts as an All-American wide receiver from 1969 to 1970.

Kelly Curtis Ethnicity Explored: Inside Her Family

Kelly Curtis who holds the American nationality belongs to mixed-ethnicity. She is the youngest member of the family. She has two brothers Jimmy and Jay who both are athletic. Curtis also has a sister named Kitty.

Jimmy was a talented wrestler at Princeton University. Meanwhile, Jay was an impressive football player at the same university.

Though she grew up in an athletic environment, her parents never thought she would be a part of the Skeleton. She came across the idea when her coach at Springfield College suggested she should try for the Skeleton.

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