UNLV: A talented, intriguingly sized athlete who was awarded another season of competition …. Listed as the starter at free safety heading into his final season this fall … Older brother of sophomore Rebel WR Kendal Keys … Earned a spot on the UNLV Dean’s Honor List for the spring 2012 semester.
2015: Played in all 12 games and ranked ninth on the team with 34 total tackles … Had one TFL and forced fumble … Hauled in his third career interception but first since 2012 when he picked off UCLA’s Jerry Neuheisel and returned it 34 yards.
2014: Played in all 13 games … Finished fifth on the team with a career-high 53 total tackles, including three for loss … Broke up two passes and recovered one fumble.
2013: Played in three games and totaled five tackles.
2012: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 13 games, including starting five at FS … Tied for ninth on the squad with 45 total tackles … Tied for the team lead with two interceptions … Grabbed his picks in back-to-back games at San Diego State and vs. New Mexico … He returned the INT vs. the Lobos 32 yards … Joined the squad in January and competed in his first spring practice.
2011: Grayshirted season after signing with the program in February.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Helix Charter HS In La Mesa, CA … A two-sport standout who helped the Highlander football team to an 11-1 record and appearance in the CIF San Diego Section semifinals as a senior under coach Troy Starr … Had two key interceptions in his team’s Grossmont Hills League championship-clinching victory over Steele Canyon … Also a starter on the Helix basketball team and was named first team all-league as a forward as a senior.
PERSONAL: Kenny Keys was born Feb. 25, 1993 … The son of Syvonne McNair and Kenny Keys Sr. … Older brother of fellow Rebel Kendal Keys … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.