Broncos QB Case Keenum for Dummies

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Keenum entered the NFL in 2012 after a spectacular career at Houston.

Houston chose to redshirt Case his freshman year (2006) as Senior starter Kevin Kolb was still on the roster.  At the outset of Keenum’s sophomore season (2007), he was in competition with fellow soph Blake Joseph for the starting QB job.  Keenum started seven games and eventually won the starting job outright. He also won Conference USA Freshman of the Year.

In those seven starts, CK threw for 2,259 yards and rushed for another 412.  he threw 14 touchdowns against 11 interceptions.

In the 2008 season, Keenum eclipsed 5,000 passing yards, he was named Conf. USA Offensive Player of the Year. He threw for 5,022 yards and 44 touchdowns versus only 11 picks.  The Cougars won the Armed Forces Bowl over Air Force.

For the 2009 season, Keenum improved on his yardage, putting up 5,671 and matched his 2008 TD total with 44.  Offset by only 15 interceptions, Keenum was once again C-USA Offensive Player of the Year.  He was also the MVP of C-USA and second-team All-American. The Cougars once again faced Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl, this time losing to the Falcons.

A torn ACL derailed CK’s 2010 season and the NCAA granted him a medical redshirt and sixth year of eligibility.

In 2011, Keenum rebounded with his third 5,000 yard season, throwing for 5,631, 48 TD and 5 INT. Statistics that once again earned the Senior QB C-USA accolades as MVP, Offensive Player of the Year and fist team all-conference.  The Cougars beat Penn State in the TicketCity Bowl, Keenum threw for 532 yards and 3 TD.  An incredible finish to a remarkable collegiate careeer.

In the end, Case Keenum ended up first in Division I NCAA history for the following stats:

Completions (1,546)

Yards (19,217)

Touchdowns (155)

300-yard games (39)

4,000-yard seasons (3)

5,000-yard seasons (3)

An incredibly productive and successful college career for Keenum should have translated into a decent draft position but Keenum went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Keenum would make it to the professional ranks, signing as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans.