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Leroy Keyes
Running Back
Jersey #(s)
20, 23
Born February 18, 1947 (1947-02-18) (age 62)
Newport News, Virginia
Career information
Year(s) 19691973
NFL Draft 1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
College Purdue
Professional teams
Career stats
Rushing att-yards 125-369
Receptions-yards 30-270
Touchdowns 3
Stats at
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

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 punts. He also played both ways for Philadelphia before settling in as a solid strong safety.

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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