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.