Keith was diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC), which is an uncommon form of malignant neoplasm that arises within secretory glands
Gophers welcome back seven defensive linemen who saw action in at least nine games from last season
Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
Gophers welcome newest class of football players
Football vs Eastern Illinois 08.28.14
Gopher football game vs. Michigan State, Nov. 24, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium
Photos from the Gophers home opener against New Hampshire on Sept. 8, 2012.
2015 • SENIOR SEASON: Played in 12 games and started one • made 22 tackles (15 solo), including 2.5 tackles-for-loss • recorded two pass breakups. Game-by-Game: Saw action against TCU and at Ohio State, but did not record any statistics • registered two tackles at Colorado State • made five tackles, including 1.0 behind the line of scrimmage, and added two pass breakups versus Kent State • totaled four tackles, including 1.0 tackle for loss, against Ohio • recorded a tackle at Northwestern • tallied one tackle at Purdue • notched a solo tackle versus Michigan • registered two tackles at Iowa • made a tackle at defensive end versus Illinois • notched four tackles (three solo), including .5 behind the line of the scrimmage, against Wisconsin • recorded one solo tackle versus Central Michigan.
2014 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in nine games and started one • made 12 tackles • tallied 2.5 tackles-for-loss (1.5 sacks), one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Game-by-Game: Made his first career start against Eastern Illinois and recorded four tackles, recovered two fumbles, forced one fumble and notched one sack before leaving the game with an injury • returned to action at Michigan • made one tackle and notched .5 sack against Northwestern • recorded two tackles and .5 tackle-for-loss against Purdue • played at Illinois and against Ohio State • assisted on one tackle at Nebraska • notched one tackle at Wisconsin • totaled three tackles and .5 tackle-for-loss against Missouri.
2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 12 games, missing only the Western Illinois game • registered 24 tackles, including 5.0 tackles-for-loss and 2.0 sacks • broke up one pass. Game-by-Game: Played against UNLV and made three solo tackles, which included two tackles-for-loss and one sack for a loss of 11 yards • made four tackles at New Mexico State • assisted on three tackles against San Jose State • saw action against Iowa and at Michigan • made two solo tackles at Northwestern • recorded two tackles, including one sack against Nebraska • competed at Indiana • made three tackles against Penn State • totaled three solo tackles against Wisconsin • registered two tackles at Michigan State and against Syracuse
2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 12 games, missing only the Purdue contest • made 14 tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss and 1.5 sacks. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut at UNLV and recorded one tackle • saw action against New Hampshire and made two solo tackles • had one tackle against Syracuse and at Iowa • made two solo tackles at Wisconsin • had two tackles and assisted on one sack at Illinois • made three solo tackles at Nebraska and recovered a fumble • had two solo tackles, including one sack, against Michigan State • assisted on one tackle vs. Texas Tech.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Hickman High School • led team to its first state playoff berth since 2004 as a senior • earned Class 6A First-Team All-State honors following the 2011 season • also an all-district selection following his senior year • second-team all-state selection as a junior • recorded 67 total tackles, including 22 tackles-for-loss and 12.5 sacks as a senior • forced five fumbles and recovered four loose balls in 2011 • saw action as a tight end/wide receiver as well during his senior season, catching five touchdown passes • had 75 tackles, 7.5 sacks, four blocked kicks and three forced fumbles as a junior • coached by Arnel Munroe.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 20, 1993 • son of Kevin and Charity Keith.
2017 Spring Preview: Defensive Backs
Minnesota has 12 defensive backs on its spring roster and is led by safeties Adekunle Ayinde, Duke McGhee and Antoine Winfield.
Coach Linguist Mic'd Up
Hear from Gopher Football secondary coach Maurice Linguist as he's "mic'd up" during a spring 2017 football practice!
2017 Spring Preview: Running Backs
Minnesota's run game is expected to be led by Rodney Smith and Shannon Brooks, who will be juniors in the fall.