Hear ye! Hear ye! Let it be known that there are only 46 days until the boys are back in town!—Kevin Keane
#46, Kevin Keane, Senior, LS
High School: Moorpark HS, Moorpark, CA / Ohio Wesleyan
How'd he get to the Blue™?
Kevin Keane started his career at Ohio Wesleyan, a small, liberal arts college that competes at the NCAA Division III level. After playing in the first three games as a true freshman, Keane suffered a season-ending injury. As is the case of turning lemons into lemonade, Keane then decided to transfer to Boise State and join the football program as a walk-on. In addition to liberal arts colleges are't known for their pragmatic tuition costs, at the D-III level, schools aren't allowed to offer athletic scholarships, so transferring to Boise State, while not cheap, was probably a load off of Keane's wallet. After arriving on campus, the NCAA granted Keane a medical hardship waiver giving him an extra year of eligibility.
Because he's "So Fresh, So Keane."
(from last year)
Was the Broncos starting long-snapper in all 14 games in the 2014 season, which included field goals, PATs, and punts. In short: was on the field a lot for the broncos when points were scored. And sometimes when the Broncos felt like giving the other team a chance.
Long-snapping is an art. It really is. You have to be able to "throw" the ball between your legs, accurately and with force, to ensure the holder places the ball (laces out!), and the kicker is able to kick it with accuracy. All the while concerned with a defensive lineman waiting to smash into you to block the kick. It is not easy. If the snap is goofed, the play can break down and, well, it is not pretty. So when you have a reliable kid who can do what he does well, you stay with him and make sure he gets puh-lenty of practice. The hope is he gets a lot of time this upcoming year, as he did last year. With 73 touchdowns, 16 field goals, and 68 point afters, that's quite some time spent on the field executing your craft. Hopefully Mr. Keane has has no shortage of field time this year.
Is he on Twitter?
I do not think so.
Completely Made Up Fact
Mr Keane is very dedicated to the role of the snapper. So much that his favorite fish is the Northern Red Snapper. Having caught many of these fish, in preparation for his role on the team, he also practices taxidermy to make sure his successful catches are always memorialized.