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#65 Darren Keyton
Position: Offensive Line
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 305
Year: Senior
Hometown: Traverse City, Mich.
High School: Traverse City West HS
Major: Physical Education
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Darren Keyton
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 09/10/2012

2012: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Named team Offensive Upfront Co-Player of the Year ... started all 13 games at right guard … part of an offense that averaged 6.2 yards per play, second best in the MAC, produced nearly 400 yards of offense per game, and scored 30 more points in 10 games … helped anchor an offensive line that allowed just 15 sacks, which ranked No. 17 nationally … helped pave the way for running back Zurlon Tipton to rush for 1,492 yards and 19 touchdowns, the second highest total ever by a Chippewa … protected quarterback Ryan Radcliff as he threw for 3,000-plus yards for the third consecutive season (3,158) and posted the best touchdown-to-interception ratio of his career (23-9).

2011: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Starting center for season opener against SCSU (9/1) ... started at Kentucky (9/10) ... started at Western Michigan (9/17) ... started at Michigan State (9/24) ... started against Northern Illinois (10/1) ... started at NC State (10/8) ... started at Eastern Michigan (10/15) ... started at Ball State (10/22) ... started at Akron (10/29) ... started at Kent St. (11/4) ... started against Ohio (11/10) ... started against Toledo (11/18) ... co-recipient of CMU's Offensive Upfront Player of the Year award.

2010: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Starter at right guard in eight games... part of an offensive line that contributed to 429 total yards and four touchdowns in loss at Northwestern (9/25) ... part of an offensive line that allowed a season-low one sack in loss against Miami (10/16).

2009: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Competed in all 14 games, making three starts at center … also has seen playing time on special teams … made first career start at Western Michigan (10/17).

2008: Redshirted.

High School: Three-year starter … No. 43 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 … helped lead team to a Big North Conference title and state playoff berth as a junior … two-time all-conference first team selection … two-year captain … Traverse City Record-Eagle All-Region Dream Team member … credited with 38 pancake blocks and graded at 90 percent for his career as an offensive lineman … 78 career tackles and 10 sacks on the defensive side of the ball … earned three varsity letters in basketball.