A two sport athlete for the Bombers who excelled on both the football and baseball fields during the 1994-1997 seasons. In both sports, Keith led the Bombers to the State Tournament, a 3rd place finish in baseball during the 1997 season and the Bombers’ only trip to the State Tournament in football during the 1996 season.
As quarterback for the Bombers, Keith set multiple school and state records. To this day, Keith owns school records in single game completions, career completions, single game, season and career passing attempts, single game, season and career touchdown passes and yards per completion. In addition to the school records, Keith was twice named All-Conference, Republican Co-Player of the Year, Post Bulletin Offensive Player of the Year and All State performer. Keith’s 503 passing yards vs. Montgomery-Lonsdale once stood as a state record and now sits at #2 all-time.
On the baseball diamond, Keith helped the Bombers to a 3rd place finish at the state tournament. In addition, Keith also sits in the top 3 statistical categories both as a pitcher and offensively: Pitching Victories (31, 1st), Innings pitched (241, 1st), single season ERA (0.81, 2nd), Single season hits (41, 1st), Career walks (52, 2nd), Career RBI’s (76, 2nd), Career doubles (23, 2nd), and on-base percentage (.658%, 2nd). His efforts earned him 4 All-Conference honors, All State (1997), Lions All-Star (1997) and Republican Eagle Player of the Year (1997).
Keith went on to star for the Mankato State (Minnesota State – Mankato) Mavericks where he once held the pitching appearances record. Keith also had a tryout with the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball in 2001 and also spent two seasons with the St. Paul Saints.