KEYES, LEROY

LEROY KEYES

Inducted:  June 25, 2014 in West Lafayette, IN

Date of Birth:  February 18, 1947 in Newport News, VA

High School Attended:  G. W. Carver, Newport News          Graduated:  1965

High School Honors:  Varsity football letterman.

College Attended:  Purdue University                              Graduated:  1969

College Honors:  3-year varsity football letterman, playing both offense and defense and kicking off all 3 years; led team to Big Ten Championship 1967; Rose Bowl Champions 1967; team MVP and All-Big Ten 1967, 1968; Big Ten MVP; consensus All-American 1967, 1968; finished 3rd in 1967 and runner-up in 1968 Heisman Trophy balloting; set numerous records as an offensive and defensive halfback.

Professional Athletic Background:  Drafted 2nd in 1969 NFL draft by Philadelphia Eagles; 8-year NFL career with Philadelphia (1969-1972) and Kansas City Chiefs (1973-1975).

Coaching Experience:  Assistant football coach in charge of runningbacks at Purdue 1995, 1996.

Special Recognition:  Upon retirement from NFL, became a desegregation specialist for School District of Philadelphia; after coaching at Purdue, joined staff at John Purdue Club, from which he retired in 2011; inducted into several Hall of Fame - Rose Bowl HOF 2010, College Football HOF 1990, Purdue Athletics HOF 1994, Virginia Sports HOF, and Hampton Roads HOF; received NCAA Silver Anniversary Award 1994; in 1987, selected as All-Time Greatest Purdue Player in First 100 Years of Purdue Football; honored as member of Top 100 Collegiate Football Players in America; involved with numerous community groups, boards, fund-raisers, dedications, and charity events; board member of National Football Foundation's Joe Tiller Chapter of Northwest Indiana.

Family:  Wife, Monica; children, Raymond, Jacqueline, Courtland, and Colin.