|Date of birth:July 14, 1980|
|Place of birth: Lincoln, Nebraska|
|Undrafted in 2002|
|Debuted in 2003 for the Saskatchewan Roughriders|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kenton Jermaine Keith (born July 14, 1980 in Lincoln, Nebraska) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at New Mexico State.
Keith played high school football at Omaha Benson High School, averaging better than 11 yards per carry as a junior and better than 13 yards per carry as a senior.
Kenton then attended New Mexico State University rushing for 2,134 yards over four seasons.
Keith signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2001. In the spring of 2004, he signed with the New York Jets of the National Football League, but never made the team, and returned to the CFL where he was a West Division All-Star in 2006.
Keith signed with the Indianapolis Colts early 2007. He was a second string running back for the Indianapolis in 2007, backing up feature back Joseph Addai. Keith had his first 100-yard rushing game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a 33-17 win with the Colts.
On August 30, 2008, Keith was released by the Colts during final cuts.
Keith was signed by the Omaha Nighthawks on June 10, 2011. He was released on June 16.
Keith was arrested outside an Indianapolis nightclub after 3 a.m. on several charges, including disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement. Other charges were public intoxication and "contributing to the delinquincy of a minor." after helping a 19 year old enter the club. He was part of a large group of people gathered in the parking lot. Witnesses said that Keith and several others continued to lean in cars, dance in the parking lot and yell and scream despite several warnings to leave the area. "
- ↑ Keith Rides South to Colts. National Football League News.
- ↑ http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5jAIqWAOdRGAw9N7GcsIjk9LKwpgw Indianapolis Colts cut two backup quarterbacks, RB Kenton Keith[dead link]
- ↑ Tiger-Cats sign All-Star Running Back Kenton Keith
- ↑ Police Arrest Colts Running Back Outside Nightclub