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Kenton Keith

Kenton Keith
No. 36
Date of birth (1980-07-14) July 14, 1980
Place of birth Lincoln, Nebraska
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) RB
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 189 lb (86 kg)
College New Mexico State
High school Omaha Benson
Career history
As player
2003 Saskatchewan Roughriders
2004 New York Jets*
20042006 Saskatchewan Roughriders
2007 Indianapolis Colts
20082009 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2010 Omaha Nighthawks*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • West Division Most Outstanding Player (2006)
CFL West All-Star 2004, 2006
Career stats
  • Playing stats at
  • Playing stats at

Kenton Jermaine Keith (born July 14, 1980) is a former American football running back. He was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at New Mexico State.

Keith was also a member of the New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Omaha Nighthawks.


  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • Saskatchewan Roughriders 3.1
    • Indianapolis Colts 3.2
    • Hamilton Tiger-Cats 3.3
    • Omaha Nighthawks 3.4
  • Personal 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early years

Keith played high school football at Omaha Benson High School, averaging better than 28 yards per carry as a junior and better than 18 yards per carry as a senior. Keith will be inducted into his high schools Hall of Fame soon for breaking the rushing title in only two years of playing.

College career

Kenton then attended New Mexico State University rushing for 2,134 yards over four seasons. Keith also led the nation in yards per carry his Junior year with an 8.5 yrd average

Professional career

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Keith signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2001. In four CFL seasons, he ran for more than 3,800 yards, topped 1,000 yards twice, caught 52 passes and had eight TD receptions in 2003. Keith's best CFL season came in 2004, when he gained 1,154 yards in 14 games—a number which approaches the 1,500-yard plateau over a full 18-game schedule. If you calculate his yardage from 2003 and 2005 in the same manner, neither total falls under 1,200. In the spring of 2004, he signed with New York Jets then returned to the CFL where he was a West Division All-Star in 2006.

Indianapolis Colts

Keith signed with the Indianapolis Colts in early 2007.[1] He was a second string running back for the Indianapolis in 2007, backing up feature back Joseph Addai. Keith had his first 100-yard rushing game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a 33-17 win with the Colts. Keith ran for 533 yards and scored four touchdowns as Joseph Addai's backup with the Colts last season.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Keith was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on September 22, 2008.[2] Suffered an injury to his LCL and was released.

Omaha Nighthawks

Keith was signed by the Omaha Nighthawks on June 10, 2011. This was the Lock-Out year in the NFL, then the NightHawks folded.


Kenton's father Percy Keith played collegiately at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1976–1980), and briefly in the NFL. Keith is also a cousin of former NFL running back Roger Craig.


  1. ^ Keith Rides South to Colts. National Football League News.
  2. ^ Tiger-Cats sign All-Star Running Back Kenton Keith

External links

  • Just Sports Stats
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