Outstanding athlete who completed the demanding task of playing football and men’s basketball as a freshman, while also majoring in chemistry…Injuries slowed him down during his first season as a football player, but he was still able to catch a touchdown reception…Developed into a starter for the men’s basketball team toward the end of the season…Made the transition from men’s basketball in March to spring football just two weeks later…Runs a 4.69 in the 40-yard dash and has an impressive 102-inch wingspan…He is one of the strongest receivers on the team with a 295-pound bench press max…Can also bench press 225 pounds 11 times… Played in the Class 2AA North Carolina football championship game in 2011 and led the Kinston Vikings basketball team to the Class 2A title in 2013.
2013-2014 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.