25  Curtis Keyes
Curtis Keyes
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mt. Olive, Miss.

High School:
Mize

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 206

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
12/20/1983

Experience:
3L

2006 ALL-CONFERENCE USA CANDIDATE

2006 ALL-AMERICA CANDIDATE

2005 (Junior):
Played in 10 games for the Herd, starting seven at strong safety...Known for his ferocious hits, Keyes finished third on the team with 88 tackles...Recorded four TFL, two forced fumbles and two pass break-ups...Recorded 13 stops with a TFL in the season opener against William & Mary...Added a season-high 14 tackles with a forced fumble against Kansas State...Had a TFL and a pass break-up at UCF...Had 11 tackles, including eight solo stops, in the Herd's 41-14 loss at Virginia Tech...Recorded nine tackles in each of the Herd's next three games, including UTEP, Tulane and Southern Miss...Recorded 13 tackles (12 solo) with a TFL against East Carolina.

2004 (Sophomore):
A second-team All-MAC selection ... led Marshall with 108 tackles, 58 of which were solo ... also recorded 5.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions ... broke up five passes on the year ... recorded a season-high 13 tackles at Bowling Green, 12 tackles at Ohio (including a season-high 11 solo stops) and notched 11 tackles at Georgia, where he also forced a fumble.

2003 (Freshman):
Saw action in 10 games, earning starts in seven at the safety position ... credited with 48 tackles, one tackle for a loss and one interception on the year ... posted 30 solo tackles and nine pass break ups ... recorded a season-high 11 tackles, including seven solo stops, at Buffalo ... posted 10 tackles, six solo, in the win over Kent State ... grabbed his first collegiate interception in the win at Western Michigan ... recorded eight tackles and three pass break ups in the win over Akron ... recorded eight tackles in the win over Ohio.

2002:
Redshirted, did not see playing time.

High School:
Played for coach Kenny Robinson at Mize ... a five sport letter winner, earning four letters in track, football, basketball and weightlifting and three in baseball ... helped his team earn one state title (2000) and two South state runner up finishes ... named team defensive MVP in 2000 and team MVP in 2001 ... selected to the All-Area team at running back and was selected to play in the Mississippi North-South All-Star game, where he recorded eight tackles and had an interception ... during his senior season he had 111 carries at running back for 918 yards and 12 touchdowns ... also recorded 113 tackles, had three fumble recoveries and made three interceptions ... in his prep career he rushed for 1,967 yards and 21 touchdowns and made 264 tackles, five fumble recoveries and four interceptions ... helped his team to a 22-game winning streak and a 28-3 record over his final two seasons.

Personal:
Full name is Curtis Raymond Keyes ... born on December 19, 1983 ... son of Diane and the late Curtis Keyes ... is the third of four brothers, Jeremiah (28) attended Southern Miss and Jermaine (27) attended Kentucky State and plays for the Barcelona Dragons, Isaiah (15) attends Mize ... won the Historian Award in High School with the 3rd highest GPA ... was named Best All-Around, Most Humorous, Most Athletic, Most Likely to Succeed, Class Favorite and Best School Spirit ... was secretary of the Teen Council ... majoring in Management.