Kei Beckham - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 28


  • height 5-11
  • Weight 175
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Trotwood, Ohio
  • High school Trotwood-Madison
2016 – R – Freshman 
  • Played in UK’s win over Austin Peay
2015 – Freshman
  • Redshirt season
High School
  • First-team all-state player had nine interceptions as a senior, returning five for touchdowns
  • A three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services
  • Rivals lists him as the 20th-best player in the state of Ohio and the 44th best cornerback  in the nation
  • Scout listed Beckham as the fourth-best safety in the state of Ohio and 81st-best safety in the nation
  • Added 34 tackles in 2014 with three fumbles forced and two fumbles recovered
  • Strong senior season led him to Southwest Ohio Division III Defensive Player of the Year honors and was a first team all-state selection
  • Selected as a Fox 45 Top 22, which picks the best 22 seniors prior to the start of the season
  • Had eight interceptions his junior year with a pick six, 32 tackles and four fumble recoveries
  • Four-year letterman and three-year starter
  • Helped his team to state title his freshman season
  • Honor-roll student
  • Picked Kentucky after offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Purdue and others
  • Name is pronounced “key” 
  • Born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Son of David White and Natasha White
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies
Community Cats
  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)
Kei Says
  • His nickname is “Key West”
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to become a sports broadcaster
  • One word to describe him on the field is “passionate”
  • He also enjoys playing basketball
  • The 2016 UK football season is going to be special
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