Four Eagles sign free agent contracts, two more invited to rookie camp
Josh Bordner awarded the Scanlan Award
Three members of the offensive line capture honors
29 players represented 12 different New England teams
Graduate center Andy Gallik named to first team
KEYES' CAREER HIGHS
2014 (SENIOR):Started all 13 games at SAM linebacker … earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference third-team honors voted on by the league’s coaches and honorable mention accolades from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association … named to the All-New England Team, given by the area’s writers … member of the BC defense that ranked second in the nation, allowing just 94.5 rushing yards per game … fourth on the team with 66 tackles, and 45 solo stops … led the Eagles with 11.5 tackles for a loss of 45 yards and second on the team with four sacks for a loss of 34 yards … recorded four unassisted tackles at Massachusetts (Aug. 30) … notched eight tackles, including five solo stops and 5.5 tackles for loss – the most of the season of any Eagle – and a sack for a loss of eight yards in the victory against No. 9 Southern California (Sept. 13) … earned ACC Linebacker of the Week, FWAA National Defensive Player of the Week, Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week and ECAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors for performance against the Trojans … had five tackles – all unassisted – with a sack for a loss of 12 yards against Maine (Sept. 20) … recorded a career-high 10 tackles (four solo), including two tackles for a loss of seven yards and a sack for a loss of six yards, forcing a fumble at NC State (Oct. 11) … earned second ACC Linebacker of the Week and ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for performance against the Wolfpack …notched four solo stops against Clemson (Oct. 18) … registered six tackles (five solo) with one tackle for loss at Wake Forest (Oct. 25) … had eight tackles (four solo) at Virginia Tech (Nov. 1) … tallied six tackles (four solo) against Louisville (Nov. 8) and at Florida State (Nov. 22) … named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-ACC team.
2013 (JUNIOR): Saw action in 11 games at linebacker and on special teams; missed one game (at North Carolina, Oct. 26) because of injury ... registered two starts ... totaled 30 tackles, including 15 solo tackles ... registered a solo takedown, a tackle for loss, a sack and a forced fumble against Villanova (Aug. 31) ... assisted on a tackle and had 0.5 tackles for loss against Wake Forest (Sept. 6) ... tallied four tackles (three solo) and a tackle for loss and a sack at USC (Sept. 14)... totaled four tackles (3 solo) and a tackle for loss against Florida State (Sept. 28) ... assisted on four tackles against Army (Oct. 5)...logged three takedowns (two solo) at Clemson (Oct. 12) ... registered a solo tackle at New Mexico State (Nov. 9) ... recorded six tackles (three solo) and a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack at Maryland (Nov. 23)...had two solo takedowns at Syracuse (Nov. 30).
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in nine games ... totaled 20 tackles (15 solo) ... participated in 238 snaps ... season-high 65 snaps and career-high eight tackles versus Miami (Sept. 1) ... registered a solo tackle at Northwestern (Sept. 15) ... tallied seven solo tackles against Clemson (Sept. 29) ... recorded solo tackles against Army (Oct. 6), Maryland (Oct. 27), and Notre Dame (Nov. 10) ... notched an assisted tackle versus Virginia Tech (Nov. 17).
2011 (FRESHMAN): Played in nine games ... Totaled eight tackles on the season, including four unassisted ... notched two takedowns, one solo, against NC State (Nov. 12) ... recorded two tackles, including a solo at Maryland (Oct. 29) ... made one tackle and hurried the quarterback against Virginia Tech (Oct. 22) ... recorded two solo tackles against UMass, registering the first of his collegiate career (Sept. 24).
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned New York State Class C Player of the Year honors from the New York State High School Football Coaches Association as a senior running back/safety at Chatham Central ... gained Co-Player of the Year honors in 2009 ... was a two-time Small School Offensive Player of the Year ... ran for 1,721 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior; made 79 tackles and four interceptions on defense ... led the Panthers to the Class C South title ... rushed for 2,089 yards and 36 touchdowns on 168 carries as a junior; also made four catches for 78 yards and two touchdowns, returned a punt for a score, and a fumble for a touchdown ... played for head coach Mark Dwyer ... also competed on the school's basketball and track teams.
PERSONAL: Joshua Keyes ... graduated with an English degree from the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences ... the recipient of The Hayes Family Scholarship Fund … Josh is the one of Margo and Clifford Keyes’s six children.