Bill Currier was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the 9th round (232nd overall) of the 1977 NFL Draft. He spent his first three seasons with the Oilers, playing in all 44 regular season games for the team during that time. The Oilers released him prior to the 1980 season and Currier inked a deal with the New England Patriots. Currier spent his one season there in a backup role as the team had no less than five former first-round picks in the secondary that earned higher salaries. A week prior to the start of the 1981 season, Currier was dealt by the Patriots to the New York Giants, who had just hired New England assistant Bill Parcells as their head coach. Currier spent his final five seasons with the Giants. In the 1984 NFC Wild Card Game, he recovered a pivotal fumble and made 14 tackles in the Giants 16-13 win over the Rams. During his career, Currier played in 111 games with 11 interceptions, 3 sacks and a touchdown. He has been inducted into both the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame and the Anne Arundel County Hall of Fame. In high school at Glen Burnie, Currier was awarded the Annapolis Touchdown Club Rhodes Trophy as Anne Arundel County's top player in 1972.
Currier wore this size 46 jersey some time during his time with the Oilers that spanned the 1977 to 1979 seasons. The Medalist Sand-Knit tagging is correct for that era. All identifiers are screened on the garment and the jersey shows moderate wear with three rather significant repairs on the shoulders.