AT COLORADO: 2006 (Sr.)—He started all 12 games (one of just four players on the team to do so), as he made his first starts since his freshman season. He saw action for 588 plays from scrimmage (he had 344 his first three years), racking up 49 tackles, including 33 solo and two-and-a-half sacks. He had seven pressures, the second most on the team, forced two fumbles, batted down two passes and caused an interception. His seven tackles at Kansas were his career high, and he also had six against Montana State and five in the Missouri and Nebraska games. He had a great spring, as due to injuries at defensive end, he had the bulk of his reps with the first unit and made the most of it; he parlayed it into the starting role in the fall. In the spring game, he tied for the team lead with seven tackles, but spent much of his time in the offensive backfield as he had five stops for losses, including four quarterback sacks that totaled 39 yards. He also had two third stops and a pass broken up. He played at 15 pounds more than he did his junior season.
2005 (Jr.)—Saw action in 12 games, including the Champs Sports Bowl (no starts), as he missed the Kansas State game with a mild shoulder injury. He played in all on special teams and in eight on defense, where he logged 10 tackles (four solo) in 158 snaps from scrimmage. He also was credited with three passes broken up, a quarterback pressure and half a sack. He had a high of three tackles against both New Mexico State (two solo) and Texas A&M (one unassisted). He was healthy for fall camp after missing all of spring practice following winter surgery to repair chronic ankle problems. When he finally hit the field, it was at a new position for him, as he has been moved to defensive end from inside linebacker.
2004 (Soph.)—He was slowed the first portion of the season due to an ankle injury, but eventually saw action in seven games on defense including the Houston Bowl and in eight overall including special teams (no starts). He had 13 tackles (six solo) in 69 snaps from scrimmage, the highest ratio of tackles-to-snaps played on the team, along with one tackle for loss and a third down stop. He had four tackles against both Iowa State and Kansas, and added three in the Big 12 title game against Oklahoma. He also earned the Scout Team Defense Award for two games (Oklahoma State, Texas). He missed spring practice while tending to personal (family) matters.
2003 (Fr.)—He saw action in 11 games, all on special teams and five on defense including three starts at will linebacker (versus Kansas State, Missouri and Iowa State). He played 117 snaps from scrimmage on defense, racking up 17 tackles (12 solo), with a third down stop and a quarterback pressure. He had a season-high six tackles (five solo) against Oklahoma, along with five tackles against Missouri and three against Kansas State. He was also a key contributor on the scout team in practice, and was the Scout Team Defense Award winner for both the Washington State and Florida State games. On special teams, he was mainly on the kickoff return unit and posted four knockdown blocks clearing the way for Jeremy Bloom and the other return men.
HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, he earned first-team all-district (5-5A), all Northeast Tarrant County and all-area honors, while earning mention on the Texas Top 100 and Lone Start Top 100 lists. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 57 linebacker in the nation. He earned first-team all-district and all-NE county honors as a junior and second-team all-district accolades as a sophomore. Playing inside linebacker, he had 105 tackles as a senior (89 solo), with 35 tackles for loss including 15 quarterback sacks. He was estimated to have 45 hurries, with five passes broken up, two forced fumbles and an interception (returned for a TD). As a junior at defensive end, he was in on 125 tackles (80 solo, 22 for losses with 12 sacks), 50 hurries, three blocked kicks, two forced fumbles and an interception. He had 105 tackles with four sacks and two fumble recoveries as a sophomore, when he played defensive tackle. He played some spot fullback as a junior and senior, mainly in short yardage, blocking situations. Top career games came his senior year against Western Hills (15 tackles, two sacks, including a key one in overtime in a win), cross-town rival Fossil Ridge (18 tackles, two sacks and forced fumble in another OT win) and against Boswell (an interception return for the winning TD in a 21-14 win). Keller was 5-5 his senior year under coach Kevin Atkinson, and was 6-3 his junior season and 4-6 his sophomore year under Ken Maisel. He also lettered twice in basketball (center; did not play as a senior), and in track (sprints). He played club soccer from the time he was a youth until his freshman year in high school.
ACADEMICS—He is majoring in business (double major in finance and marketing) at Colorado. A member of the “A” honor roll at Keller, he owned a 3.2 grade point average as a prep.
PERSONAL—He was born October 3, 1984 in Koforidua, Ghana (Africa). His parents are also Ghana natives, and the family moved to the Dallas area when he was four as his father took a job in the states. His hobbies include playing soccer, video games and listening to music. An older brother, Howard, played linebacker at Wisconsin and completed his career last fall (2005). He has been active in volunteer work, including the Special Olympics, Adopt-A-Highway and local blood drives. (Last name is pronounced “boy-doe.”)