19 Brandon Keeler
|Hometown:||Federal Way, Wash.|
|High School:||Federal Way HS '02|
2006: Listed as a starter at rover on preseason depth chart. With 176 career tackles, he is just 21 away from earning a spot on EWU's top 25 list. 2005: Earned second team All-Big Sky Conference honors. Started all 12 games at free safety. His average of 5.2 tackles per game ranked 31st in the Big Sky. He had a season-high 12 versus Cal Poly (11/5/05) and nine in back-to-back games versus Idaho State (9/24/05) and Portland State (10/1/05). He won the team's big hit of the week award against Montana (10/15/05). He also won the big play of the week award versus Sacramento State (10/29/05). He was one of three Eagles given off-season strength and conditioning awards by strength and conditioning coach Darin Lovat. 2004: He was selected to the Football Gazette All-West Region third team. He was a first team All-Big Sky Conference selection as a safety. His 114 tackles in the 2004 season rank eighth in school history and ranked third in the Big Sky Conference (8.8 per game). He started Eastern's last 12 games at free safety after moving to the secondary from wide receiver in the spring. Keeler was Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week in Eastern's 36-21 win over Cal Poly (11/6/04), finishing with a team-high nine tackles (six unassisted) with an interception and pass broken up. He had at least 10 tackles in four games, and nine on three more occasions. He had an interception and a career-high 15 tackles against Portland State (10/2/04). In the spring, he was one of nine Eagles given off-season strength and conditioning awards by strength and conditioning coach Darin Lovat. Keeler had an interception in the Red-White Spring Game. 2003: Redshirted. 2002: He played as a true freshman, catching a 17-yard pass in Eastern's season opener versus Arizona State (8/31/02). He finished the season with three catches for 29 yards. HS: Graduated from Federal Way HS in 2002. Selected by the Seattle Times as a "White Chip" selection as one of the top 80 recruits in the state of Washington. Was a second team All-South Puget Sound League South Division selection as a wide receiver. Finished the year with 16 catches for 384 yards and three touchdowns. In addition, he averaged 24 yards per punt return to lead the league and also had a team-leading four interceptions. He caught a 78-yard touchdown pass in a 46-28 playoff loss to Bethel as Federal Way finished the season 6-3. As a junior, Keeler caught 17 passes for 330 yards and two touchdowns to earn second team All-SPSL honors. Also a track and field standout, he won the State 4A championship in the long jump (22-8) and 110 hurdles (14.49) as a senior. He also placed fifth in the 300 hurdles (38.63) and sixth in the triple jump (43-10 1/2). As a junior, he competed in the State 4A championships in the long jump and triple jump, and was a member of the state champion 4x400 relay team. Eagle teammate Anthony Dotson ('03) also attended Federal Way. Personal: Born 8/17/84 in Worthington, Minn. Interdisciplinary studies major.