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Keith Whitely
Keith  Whitely


Houston, TX

High School:
La Porte HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 190




Showcase Cut Short By Storms But Marks Successful Spring For Rebels

UNLV closed its second spring session under head coach Tony Sanchez on Saturday.


UNLV Snaps Skid With Win Over Hawai'i

Rebels boast two 100-yard rushers in 41-21 victory over Rainbow Warriors.


UNLV Breaks Numerous Records In Rout Of Idaho State

Decker throws for two touchdowns and runs in another as UNLV cruises past Idaho State 80-8.


#CampRebel: Rushing Corps Features A Texas Fourstep

Four of UNLV's 11 players from the Lone Star State carry the football.


Sunny Showcase Caps Sanchez's First Spring Running Rebels

A crowd of 3,000 watches WR Devonte Boyd and QB Blake Decker shine.


CSU 49, UNLV 35

UNLV falls to CSU 49-35.


UNLV 41, Hawaii 21

UNLV defeats Hawaii 41-21.


UNLV vs. Boise State

UNLV vs. Boise State


UNLV 80, Idaho State 8

UNLV cruises past Idaho State with an 80-8 win.



UNLV opens the 2015 season on the road against NIU.

UNLV: A highly recruited back who has been used in the backfield and on both kickoff and punt returns during his first two years for the Rebels … Listed No. 1 at the RB spot heading into fall … Last name is pronounced “WHITE-lee.”

2014: Led the Rebels in rushing with 504 net yards with a long of 39 … Played in all 13 games, including starting four straight … First collegiate start came at San Diego State on Sept. 27 … Rushed for more than 80 yards in four different games … Went for 87 yards on 18 carries vs. Fresno State on Oct. 10; ran for 86 on 15 attempts during a visit to hometown of Houston on Sept. 20; and finished with 82 yards on a dozen rushes vs. Northern Colorado … Scored one touchdown each at Houston and vs. New Mexico on Nov. 1 … Finished seventh on the team with 22 receptions, which he took for 186 yards with a long of 21 … Returned 12 kickoffs for an average of 24.4 and long of 38 while also fielding six punts on the year.

2013: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 13 games … Appeared in the backfield and also was a big part of the squad’s return game … Rushed 10 times for a net of 56 yards and a long of 15 … Served as team’s primary punt returner and handled 15 attempts for 43 yards (2.9) with a long of 14 … Also tied for the team lead in kickoff return attempts, taking 18 back for 407 yards (22.6) with a long of 46.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner at La Porte HS near Houston for coach Jeff LaReau … A three-star recruit according to, which listed him as the No. 87 RB recruit in the nation … Ranked the No. 122 RB by … A highly decorated student-athlete who helped his team to back-to-back 21-5A titles while playing RB, safety and KR … Named 2012 District MVP as a senior after rushing for 1,347 yards and nine touchdowns … Preseason All-Greater Houston Second Team selection by the Chronicle after an all-district junior campaign that included 1,400 rushing yards and 13 scores … A three-sport letterwinner for the Bulldogs having also competed in track and baseball.

PERSONAL: Keith Michael Whitely was born April 25, 1995 … The son of Keith and Michelle Whitely … Father, Keith, lettered at the University of Houston and served as his son’s position coach in high school ... His uncle, Antonio Armstrong, was a four-year letterman as a LB for Texas A&M (1991-94) before moving on to the NFL with the Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.


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