Keyes has continually gotten better over his career and as he enters his senior season he is one of the best receivers in the MEAC … After a breakout season as a sophomore, his junior year was even better with career best in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown receptions … A superb athlete, Keyes was a starter on the Aggies football and men’s basketball teams as a junior … Has become the Aggies threat inside the red zone with 13 of his career 15 touchdown receptions coming inside the 20-yard line … Led the Aggies in touchdown receptions in 2014 and ‘15 … His career numbers include 69 receptions, 872 yards and 15 touchdowns in 31 games played … Needs five touchdown receptions to become the school’s all-time leader …In the spring of 2015, he ran a 4.69 in the 40-yard dash and had an impressive 102-inch wingspan … He was one of the strongest receivers on the team with a 295-pound bench press.
2015 Season: Played in 12 games with 12 starts … Made 39 receptions for 435 yards and eight touchdown receptions … Led the Aggies in all three statistical categories … Ranked eighth in the conference in touchdown receptions and 23rd in the nation … Had his second career 100-yard receiving game when he had 119 yards and two touchdowns on six receptions in a 61-7 win over Shaw on Sept. 5 … Had two key touchdowns on Oct. 17 in a home win over Bethune-Cookman as he caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Kwashawn Quick in the second quarter to give the Aggies a 10-7 lead they never relinquished … In the third quarter, he caught a 4-yard TD reception from Lamar Raynard to give the Aggies a 17-7 lead.
2014 Season: Played in 12 games with 11 starts…Made 24 catches for 361 yards and six touchdown receptions, which led the team…Ranked second on the team in receiving yards and third in receptions…Had 12 of his 24 receptions come in the final four weeks of the season…Made a career-best five receptions for a career-high 129 yards and three touchdowns in the Aggies 40-21 win over Florida A&M on Oct. 25…Followed that performance with five catches for 39 yards and two touchdowns in the Aggies 45-0 win over Morgan State on Nov. 8….Made four catches for 25 yards and caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from running back Tarik Cohen in a 17-12 win at Elon on Sept. 13.
2013 Season: Played in seven games with two starts…Made six receptions for 76 yards and touchdown…Made two receptions for 18 yards in a 23-10 over local rival Elon on Sept. 14…Made two receptions for 21 yards and caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Lewis Kindle as the Aggies defeated Savannah State 41-14 on Nov. 16.
High School: Made 39 receptions for 646 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior…Led the Kinston Vikings to a 7-5 record. He was an All-Class 2AA Eastern Plains conference selection…Was named to the North Carolina Associated Press All-State team…Named Offensive Player of the Year by the Kinston Free Press…As a junior, Made 20 catches for 242 yards and nine touchdowns…Led Kinston to the 2011 Class 2AA football championship game…Was also an outstanding basketball player in high school…Won Charlie Adams MVP honors in the Class 2A championship after scoring 15 points and grabbing nine rebounds in the victory. ..Was a member of the National Honor Society...Named the school's Male Athlete of the Year.
Personal: Full name is Denzel Keyes...He is the son of Angelo and Vanessa Keyes...Was born on May 5, 1995...Majors in chemistry…His brother Angelo is a defensive end on the Aggies football team and his older sister Jessica Cooper played softball at A&T.