Former Bengals Curtis will announce draft picks

Former Bengals WR Isaac Curtis, one of the team’s all-time most popular and respected players, is among a group of selected NFL alumni who will announce their teams’ Friday draft selections from podium at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

Scheduled on Friday, beginning at 6 p.m., are the draft’s second and third rounds. The Bengals currently hold the 21st selection in each round.

Curtis was a Bengals 1973 first-round draft choice out of San Diego State. Upon completing a 12-year Cincinnati career in 1984, he was the team’s all-time leader in receptions (416) and receiving yards (7101). His yardage total still ranks second, his reception total ranks fifth, and his average yards per catch (17.1) remains the team’s career record. He ranks fifth all-time on the Bengals in touchdowns (53), and he had four career Pro Bowl selections.

A native of Santa Ana, Calif., Curtis has made Cincinnati his home and has pursued a successful business career in the area.

“Isaac was a tremendously exciting player for us, and no player has done better in representing the Bengals off the field,” said Bengals president Mike Brown. ”We are happy to see him receive this honor, and I know our fans will enjoy seeing him on the draft telecast Friday night.”