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Darren Keyton
G #68
Height:
6-3
Weight:
305
Age:
24
College:
Central Michigan
Hometown:
Traverse City, Mich.
Experience:
1

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Biography

First-year center who rejoins the Lions in 2014 as a free agent after participating in the team’s training camp in 2013.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Lions as a free agent on January 30, 2014.
  • Released by the Lions on August 31, 2013.
  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 13, 2013.

PRO
First-year center who rejoins the Lions in 2014 as a free agent after participating in the team’s training camp in 2013.

COLLEGE

2012: Named team Offensive Upfront Co-Player of the Year after starting all 13 games at right guard. Part of an offensive line that averaged 6.2 yards per play, ranking second best in the Mid-American Conference.

  • Contributed to an offense that produced nearly 400 yards of offense per game and scored 30 or more points in 10 games, while anchoring an offensive line that allowed just 15 sacks. CMU’s 15 sacks allowed ranked 17th, nationally.
  • Helped pave the way for RB Zurlon Tipton to rush for 1,492 yards and 19 touchdowns, the second-highest total by any Chippewa back in school history.
  • Protected QB Ryan Radcliff as he threw for 3,000-plus yards for the third consecutive season (3,158).

2011: Starting center for season opener against SCSU before resuming duties at right guard for the rest of the season.

  • Co-recipient of CMU’s Offensive Upfront Player of the Year award.

2010: Started at right guard in eight games as a sophomore.

  • Part of an offensive line that contributed to 429 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in a loss at Northwestern.

2009: Competed in all 14 games, making three starts at center and also seeing action on special teams.

  • Made his first career start at Western Michigan.

2008: Redshirted.

PERSONAL
Three-year starter at Traverse City West (Mich.) High School where he was ranked as the No. 43 prospect on the Detroit Free Press Fab 50. Helped lead his team to a Big North Conference title and state playoff berth as a junior.

  • Was a two-time all-conference selection that finished with 38 pancake blocks and graded at 90-percent for his career as an offensive lineman.
  • Also earned three varsity letters in basketball.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Postgame 1 on 1: Glover Quin

    Posted 29 minutes ago

    Tori Petry talked to safety Glover Quin after the Lions' 20-14 win over the Bears about the defense getting the stops it needed and how the game serves as a confidence booster heading into next week's matchup against Green Bay.

  • Postgame 1 on 1: Rashean Mathis

    Posted 44 minutes ago

    Tori Petry talked to cornerback Rashean Mathis after the Lions' 20-14 win over the Bears about how good teams find ways to win, even if they aren't always pretty.

  • Postgame 1 on 1: James Ihedigbo

    Posted 44 minutes ago

    Tori Petry talked to safety James Ihedigbo after the Lions' 20-14 win over the Bears about the team's championship effort, fighting through adversity and the defense playing well in the second half.

  • Postgame 1 on 1: Reggie Bush

    Posted 48 minutes ago

    Tori Petry talked to Reggie Bush after the game about battling back from injuries this season, and Caldwell’s “Above all else, win” mantra.

  • Lions at Bears full highlights

    By NFL_COM - Posted 54 minutes ago

    Watch all the highlights from the Lions' 20-14 victory over the Bears.

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