Curtis Painter (born June 24, 1985) is a former starting quarterback for the Purdue Boilermakers football team and currently a quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts after being drafted in the 6th round in the 2009 NFL draft.
Curtis Painter was born in and raised in his early childhood in Washington Court House, Ohio. THen his freshman year, curtis moved to vincennes, indiana where he attended Lincoln High School in Vincennes, Indiana, where he was coached by Mike Hidde. Curtis also played baseball under Brandon Pfoff, where he won the 2002 state championship and basketball under Steve Combs, where he won the 2004 sectional championship over FOrmer Notre Dame 6 foot 11 forward Luke Zeller from Washington. During his high school career, Painter had a three-year record of 28-7, with 4,946 passing yards, 49 passing touchdowns and 17 rushing touchdowns. Curtis finished his high school career a finalist on the Mr. Football ballot.
Painter committed to play for Purdue University on July 28, 2003 under head coach Joe Tiller. After redshirting in 2004, Painter backed up starting quarterback Brandon Kirsch for the first six games of the 2005-2006 season, ultimately replacing Kirsch as the starter for the last five games of the season. For the 2005-2006 season, Painter completed 89 of 170 passes, for 932 yards, with 3 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Painter became the Boiler's starting quarterback.