UNLV: An impressively sized and athletic receiver who returns to the field after missing last fall … Listed No. 1 at one WR spot heading into junior season and is one-half of arguably the top WR duo in the Mountain West Conference along with Devonte Boyd … Is the younger brother of former Rebel Kenny Keys, who played safety at UNLV until graduating in 2016 … Became the 12th UNLV player to catch at least three touchdowns in one game when he grabbed a trio at Colorado State on Nov. 14, 2015 … Originally signed with Boise State in February 2013 but did not enroll anywhere until he officially joined UNLV a year later.
2016: Suffered a season-ending injury during preseason camp and earned a medical redshirt … Named preseason Third Team All-MW by Phil Steele’s.
2015: Started all 12 games along with Boyd and caught at least one pass in every one … Finished second on the team with 43 receptions, 515 yards and six touchdowns … Came on late to score five touchdowns on 18 total grabs in the last three games of the season … Began the year by catching a game-high six passes for 62 yards at NIU … Had a game-high five receptions for 84 yards vs. SJSU in Game Six … His three grabs for 72 yards vs. Boise State in Game Nine included a career-long 61-yarder … Posted a career-high 87 yards on six catches at CSU when he caught a trio of TD passes (two from Blake Decker and one from Kurt Palandech) that went for 9, 8 and 20 yards … Followed that breakout performance by finishing with a career-high eight receptions for 76 yards and a score vs. SDSU in Game 11 and then four grabs for 44 yards and a TD at Wyoming.
2014: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in 13 all games, including starting six as a true freshman … Made his first career start vs. San Diego State on Sept. 27 … Finished with 24 receptions for 310 yards and two scores as a rookie … Caught three passes for 25 yards in his collegiate debut at Arizona on Aug. 29 … Had a career-high 57 yards on two grabs vs. Northern Illinois on Sept. 13 and one week later hauled in a season-best five catches at Houston … Scored touchdowns in back-to- back games (vs. Fresno State on Oct. 10 and at Utah State on Oct. 25).
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Helix HS … Named All-CIF San Diego Section First Team at wide receiver following his senior season for coach Troy Starr ... Led the Highlanders to the second round of the CIF playoffs ... One of seven student-athletes named to the San Diego Hall of Champions ... Led Helix to the CIF State Division II and CIF San Diego Section championships as a junior in 2011.
PERSONAL: Kendal Keys is the son of Syvonne McNair and Kenny Keys Sr. … Is the younger brother of former Rebel starting safety Kenny Keys … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies