Expected to be factor on offensive line for Blazers in 2006 ... listed as starter at left guard entering fall practice ... transferred to UAB from Jones County (Miss.) Junior College ... participated in 2004 spring practice following transfer to get early start.
2005: Saw reserve action on offensive line for the Blazers ... played in six contests during season.
2004: Injury caused Keys to miss most of season ... had been listed as backup on offensive line entering 2004 season.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Attended Jones County (Miss.) Junior College ... enjoyed outstanding sophomore campaign at Jones County where he earned second-team NJCAA All-America honors ... was listed among top junior college prospects in state of Mississippi ... ranked No. 18 JC prospect in Mississippi by Jackson Clarion-Ledger ... also earned all-state and All-America honors as a freshman ... tabbed to All-Region 23 team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Bay Springs High ... played for coach Scott Pearson ... team reached state championship game as a sophomore and earned playoff berths as sophomore and senior.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 11, 1983 at Laurel, Miss. ... son of Tommie and Arlitha Keys ... major is history.