Kenton Keith
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-07-14) July 14, 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth: Lincoln, Nebraska
Career information
Undrafted in 2002
Debuted in 2003 for the Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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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 has also been a member of the New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Omaha Nighthawks.

Early yearsEdit

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.

College careerEdit

Kenton then attended New Mexico State University rushing for 2,134 yards over four seasons.

Professional careerEdit

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

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.

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Keith signed with the Indianapolis Colts early 2007.[1] 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.[2]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

Keith was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on September 22, 2008.[3] He was released on May 7, 2010.

Omaha NighthawksEdit

Keith was signed by the Omaha Nighthawks on June 10, 2011. He was released on June 16.


Kenton's father Percy Keith played collegiately at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1976–1980), and briefly in the NFL. Keith is also a cousin of former NFL running back Roger Craig.

2008 arrestEdit

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. "[4]


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