|Date of birth:November 21, 1984|
|Place of birth: Silsbee, Texas|
|Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||Weight: 338 lb (153 kg)|
|College: Northern Iowa|
|NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 7 / Pick: 225|
|Debuted in 2009 for the Arizona Cardinals|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2011|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Brandon Latrel Keith (born November 21, 1984 in Silsbee, Texas) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northern Iowa.
High school careerEdit
Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Keith was rated as the No. 20 offensive tackle in the nation. He committed to the University of Oklahoma, but did not qualify academically, and eventually headed for junior college.
After redshirting his first year at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Keith received first-team all-Southwest League honors and second-team NJCAA All-American in 2004. Honoring his commitment to the Sooners, Keith was a member of the 2005 Oklahoma Sooners football team but did not see action. Unsatisfied with his role, he decided to transfer to Northern Iowa.
Keith saw action in seven games for the Panthers, and started two. He missed four games with a bone bruise in his right knee. UNI's offenses ranked No. 11 in the nation in scoring (31.0 points/game) in 2006.
In 2007, Keith started 11 games at right tackle, helping to guide the Panthers to a perfect 11-0 regular season and a No. 1 national ranking for six weeks. He received Associated Press All-America third team honors and was named an honorable mention All-American by The Sports Network.
2008 NFL DraftEdit
Despite impressive showings at Northern Iowa's Pro Day, where he ran a sub-5.0 40-yard dash at 345 pounds, Keith was not regarded as one of the top offensive tackles in the draft, due to his unpolished footwork and lack of consistency. He was selected 225th overall by the Arizona Cardinals.
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20 ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6-5⅛ **||343 lb **||4.98 **||1.75 **||2.85 **||4.84 **||7.91 **||32 in. **||9'05" **||31 *|
|(* represents NFL Combine, ** represents Northern Iowa's Pro Day on March 27, 2008)</small>|
- ↑ Rivals.com Offensive tackles 2003, January 30, 2003, http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewrank.asp?ra_key=187
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Pro Football War Room: Brandon Keith", SportingNews.com, April 28, 2008, http://warroom.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/2008/players/8169.html
- ↑ "Brandon Keith Draft Profile", NFLDraftScout.com, http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/players.php?genpos=OT&draftyear=2008&sortby=tsxpos&order=ASC&startspot=10, retrieved January 18, 2010