Eddie Keele Athlete Profile

#59 Eddie Keele

Eddie Keele
Position: Offensive Line Height: 6-6 Weight: 314 Roster Years: 2000 | 2003-2006 Hometown: Othello, WA Last School: Othello High School

Career Summary

Eddie Keele came to BYU from Othello High School in Washington and went on to letter three years for the Cougars. As a junior, Keele helped anchor an offensive unit that averaged 33.0 points per game, which was second in the Mountain West Conference. The offense also recorded 462.4 total yards per game, second in the MWC and 13th in the nation, including 152.3 yards rushing and 310.1 yards passing.

Professional

  • Signed free agent deal with the Oakland Raiders in 2007

Personal

  • Parents are Ed and JoAnn Keele
  • Brother of former BYU lineman Ryan Keele
  • Served a Church mission in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Married to Jennie, who played basketball for the Cougars
  • Recruited by Washington and Washington State

Before BYU

  • Named all-league as a senior as both an offensive and defensive lineman
  • Earned league defensive most-valuable-player honors
  • Recorded 75 tackles as a senior, including 13 tackles for a loss
  • Credited with eight sacks, four fumble recoveries and forced two fumbles
  • Earned Prep Star magazine All-Western Region honors


2000 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted before serving a Church mission to the Dominican Republic

2003 | Freshman Year

  • Listed as the starting left tackle entering fall camp
  • Started four games at left tackle and two games at guard for the Cougars
  • Earned letterman honors, playing in 10 of the Cougars' 12 games on the season
  • Participated in spring drills

2004 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Saw action in all 11 games for the Cougars
  • Earned the starting job at left tackle against Notre Dame and top-ranked USC
  • Helped anchor an offensive unit that averaged 24.3 points, 105.8 yards rushing and 279.5 yards passing per game
  • Saw significant action at right tackle during spring drills

2005 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Started all 12 games during the season
  • Did not allow a single sack during the season
  • Helped anchor an offensive unit that averaged 33.0 points per game, second in the MWC, and 462.4 total yards per game, second in the MWC and 13th in the nation, including 152.3 yards rushing and 310.1 yards passing
  • Recorded one solo tackle on the season
  • Participated in spring drills

2006 | Senior Year

  • Started against Arizona and Tulsa
  • Suffered a season-ending knee injury against Boston College