Leroy Keyes

Leroy Keyes

Infobox NFLretired
name=Leroy Keyes


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position=Running Back
Safety
number=20, 23
birthdate=birth date and age|1947|2|18
Newport News, Virginia
deathdate=
debutyear=1969
finalyear=1973
draftyear=1969
draftround=1
draftpick=3
undraftedyear=
college=Purdue
teams=
* Philadelphia Eagles (1969-1972)
* Kansas City Chiefs (1973)
stat1label=Rushing att-yards
stat1value=125-369
stat2label=Receptions-yards
stat2value=30-270
stat3label=Touchdowns
stat3value=3
nfl=KEY276861
pfr=
dbf=
highlights=
* No notable achievements
HOF=
CollegeHOF=60025
CFHOF=

Marvin Leroy Keyes (born February 18, 1947 in Newport News, Virginia) is a former American football running back and safety who played five seasons in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs. He played college football at Purdue University, where he was an All-American in 1967 and 1968, and finished second on the 1968 Heisman Trophy voting. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1990. In his very first collegiate game, played on national television against eventual national champion Notre Dame, Keyes made his presence known by returning a fumble 94 yards for a touchdown. Keyes was the last true 60 minute man in college football. He was an All-American as a halfback on offense and played corner on defense and returned kicks and [Punt returner|punts] . He also played both ways for Philadelphia before settling in as a solid strong safety.

Leroy Keyes is a member of the The Pigskin Club Of Washington, D.C. National Intercollegiate All-American Football Players Honor Roll.


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