Brady Keys

Brady Keys

Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Death 24 Oct 2017 (aged 81)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 184759364 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. For eight seasons (1961 to 1968), he played at the cornerback position in the National Football League with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Cardinals. Born Brady Keys, Jr., he attended Anderson High School and later Los Angeles Polytechnic High School where he excelled in football, baseball and track and field. Keys was offered a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers to play baseball, however he chose to pursue a professional football career and enrolled at Colorado State University. Selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 14th round of the 1960 NFL Draft, he totaled 100 career regular season games. Additionally, he served as an effective special teams player. In 1952, he produced 28 kickoff returns for 667 yards and in 1964, he led the league with a 90 yard punt return. He distinguished himself when he achieved Pro-Bowl status in 1966. After retiring from football, Keys became the proprietor of several Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants. He died from a stroke.

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  • Added: 29 Oct 2017
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