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Dontae

Keys

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Offensive Line
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 299
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C.
High School: Jack Britt

Bio

Aggie coaches loved Keys’ work ethic and size from the moment they saw him … He was one of their top targets in the recruiting process … Has the versatility to play guard or tackle in college … Became the Aggies starting right tackle in 2018 and looks to enter the 2019 season as a returning starting offensive lineman … Injuries cut into his 2018 season but when healthy he forms one of the best tackle duos in the MEAC along with Marcus Pettiford … Has a 103-inch reach and can bench press 225 pounds 20 times.

2018 Season: Played in nine games with nine starts at the right tackle position … Played on an offensive line that helped the Aggies have one of the best offenses in the MEAC … Helped the Aggies rank third in the conference in total offense, second in scoring defense and first in red zone offense … For the season, played 527 snaps with an overall grade of 72 percent … Gave up only two sacks and had two penalties called against him during the season … Was credited with 14 pancake blocks … Played 74 snaps against No. 6 Jacksonville State and graded out at 83 percent in the Aggies 20-17 win … Played 63 snaps and graded out at 84 percent in the Aggies 34-6 win over Delaware State on Oct. 6.

2017 Season: Played in eight games without a start … Played 63 snaps and graded out 70 percent for the season … Played a season-high 21 snaps against Mars Hill where he graded out at 77 percent and the Aggies posted 490 yards of offense in a 56-0 win.

2016 Season: Did not play a game during the season … Accepted a redshirt year.

High School: Played at Jack Britt High School under head coach Brian Rimpf … Led a young offensive line as a senior … Helped Jack Britt to an 11-2 record as a junior … He was a two-time all-conference performer.

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