|No. 35 Edmonton Eskimos|
|Date of birth:||November 14, 1982|
|Place of birth:||Raleigh, Mississippi|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|NFL Draft:||2005 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Bobby Keyes (born November 14, 1982, in Raleigh, Mississippi) is a professional American, Canadian defensive back for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He played college football for the UAB Blazers where he was twice most valuable defensive back as well as first team All Conference.
He signed with the Birmingham Steeldogs of the Af2 arena football league in 2006 and led the team with 66 tackles, 17 pass knockdowns, and 8 interceptions. He was named to the All-Af2 First Team. He then went on to the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League, where he played from 2007 to 2008. In 2007, he had 39.5 defensive tackles, 9.5 special teams tackles. He led all AFL rookies and set a Dallas Desperados rookie club record with 6 interceptions, and a team record by recording 5 interceptions in 5 consecutive games, despite being nearly half the season on the injured reserve list. His accomplishments got him named to the AFL All-Rookie Team. In 2008, he had 9 defensive tackles before being placed on the injured reserve list on May 21.
On May 29, 2009, Keyes signed as a free agent with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. On August 29, 2009, he recorded his first CFL interception and returned it 67 yards. It was also notable as the first, long-awaited interception of the 2009 Edmonton Eskimos season, for which he won the first interception pool into which players had paid $20 each week and had finally amounted to over $1000 by week 9.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Player Roster: Bobby Keyes". Edmonton Eskimos Football Club. http://www.esks.com/roster/show/id/2665. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
- ↑ "Steeldogs Alum Bobby Keyes Earns AFL Honors". Our Sports Central. 2007-06-28. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3496714. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
- ↑ "Player Roster: Bobby Keyes". Dallas Desperados. http://www.dallasdesperados.com/dd_player_keyes_bobby.cfm. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
- ↑ "Coaches: James Fuller". Dallas Desperados. http://www.dallasdesperados.com/dd_coach_fuller_james.cfm. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
- ↑ Jones, Terry (2009-08-30). "Keyes catches piece of history". Edmonton Sun. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Columnists/Jones/2009/08/30/10676361-sun.html. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
- ↑ Annicchiarico, Mario (2009-07-24). "Long distance, injuries tough on expectant dads". Edmonton Journal. http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/football/edmonton-eskimos/Long+distance+injuries+tough+expectant+dads/1823420/story.html. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
- ↑ Moddejonge, Gerry (2009-08-17). "Time to recharge". Edmonton Sun. http://www.edmontonsun.com/sports/football/2009/08/17/10483186-sun.html. Retrieved 2009-09-04.