Curtis Burchfield ‘14 is swift on his feet, which might explain his love for rollerskating and football. A junior at Luther College, Curtis was recruited as a defensive back and chose to be a Norse because of his love of football and the reputation of academics on campus. When asked what his most treasured Luther memory is so far, he says, “That’s a tough one, but probably my last freshman football game and celebrating with the seniors who were leaving. I’ll never forget that feeling.”
He hails from Zion, Illinois, where he was adopted, and grew up with two younger brothers. Most of his life, Curtis has volunteered his time coaching youth athletic programs, and he is passionate about being a mentor for children. After Luther, he plans on attending graduate school and someday hopes to coach college football.
All about Curtis:
Name: Curtis Burchfield
Hometown: Zion, Illinois
Fall Housing: College Apartments
Major: Business Management
Minor: Communication Studies
Involvements on Campus: Football, Zeta Tau Psi, Black Student Union
Favorite Class: Media and Pop Culture, taught by Derek Sweet, Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Favorite Instructor: Jason Moyer, Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Best spot on campus: The view from Carlson Stadium
Tastiest food in the Caf: Orange Chicken
Secret study spot: Preus Library third floor, adjacent to the giant windows that overlook Farwell Clearing (Library Lawn)
Best Decorah Spots: Dunning's Spring and Don Jose’s Mexican Restaurant
Why it’s important to give back: Because you can help those who can’t afford a Luther education. Without that support, many students wouldn’t be here.