Cal Football: OL Jake Curhan declares for the 2021 NFL Draft

Best of luck to the big man.

Although COVID-19 has so graciously gifted all of our seniors with an extra year of eligibility, OL Jake Curhan has declared that he will be leaving Cal and enter the 2021 NFL Draft.

Curhan has been a reliable stalwart at right tackle for this career as a Golden Bear. He was recruited by Coaches Brandon Jones and Jacob Peeler of the Dykes staff and redshirted for Dykes’s final year here in 2016. He has been a fixture and a powerhouse on the line for the entirety of Justin Wilcox’s tenure as California’s head coach, starting in all 38 games from 2017–19. He started our 2020 season opener against UCLA for a streak of 39 starts before missing the Oregon State and Stanfurd games. His final start as a Golden Bear came in our upset win over Oregon, where he neutralized the much-heralded Kayvon Thibodeaux.

During his time in the blue and gold, Curhan tallied 40 starts and recognition on Pac-12 All-Academic teams and the Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll. Curhan was also a founder and a powerful voice behind the Pac-12’s #WeAreUnited movement for reform and had the displeasure of meeting me at the Bay Area College Football Kickoff event.

Jake, we thank you for all of your hard work, reliability, and vision during your time here. Best of luck in the Draft and Go Bears!