48 Facts About Case Keenum


Casey Austin Keenum was born on February 17,1988 and is an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.

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Case Keenum played college football for Houston, where he became the NCAA's all-time leader in total passing yards, touchdowns, and completions.

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Case Keenum is the only quarterback in Division I FBS football history to have passed for more than 5,000 yards in each of three seasons.

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Case Keenum was then signed to the St Louis Rams' practice squad and then re-signed with the Texans later in 2014.

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Case Keenum led the Vikings to a 13-win regular season, followed by a last-second win, known as the Minneapolis Miracle, over the New Orleans Saints in the playoffs.

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Case Keenum is known for being a journeyman quarterback by having played for seven different NFL teams.

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Case Keenum played football for Wylie High School in Abilene, Texas.

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Case Keenum earned varsity letters in basketball and track during his high school career.

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Case Keenum began his college career for the Houston Cougars during the 2006 season.

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Case Keenum made his first collegiate appearance on September 1,2007 when the Cougars opened the season at Oregon.

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Case Keenum threw for 179 yards and a touchdown on 14-of-27 passing and added 47 rushing yards on nine carries against the Ducks.

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Case Keenum played at quarterback in all thirteen games of the season, starting in seven.

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Late in the season, the Houston coaching staff selected Case Keenum to be the regular starting quarterback over Joseph.

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Case Keenum led the nation in total offense, and was the national runner-up in passing yards, behind Texas Tech's Graham Harrell.

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Case Keenum finished the 2009 season with 48 total touchdowns and over 5,800 total offensive yards.

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In cold, windy conditions, Case Keenum threw six interceptions in the game, and was held to only one touchdown.

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Case Keenum finished in eighth place in the Heisman Trophy voting in the 2009 season.

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Case Keenum was named as the Conference USA Most Valuable Player and won the Sammy Baugh Trophy.

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Case Keenum was in a position to challenge more than one major NCAA division one passing record at the start of the 2010 season, including career passing yards and touchdowns.

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Case Keenum earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Houston Bauer College of Business in December 2010.

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On October 27,2011, Case Keenum set the all-time NCAA Division I passing touchdowns record by throwing for nine touchdowns against Rice.

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Case Keenum enrolled in the University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences studying for a master's degree in sports and fitness administration.

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Case Keenum surpassed Timmy Chang's record for most career passing yards in NCAA history on November 5,2011.

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Case Keenum completed 41 of 67 pass attempts for 373 yards through the air, two touchdown passes, and two interceptions.

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Case Keenum passed for 532 yards, and threw three touchdown passes.

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In 2013, Keenum was placed on the Texans' 53-man roster as a third-string quarterback behind starter Matt Schaub and backup quarterback T J Yates.

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Case Keenum was claimed off waivers the next day by the St Louis Rams.

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Case Keenum was waived by the Rams on October 28,2014, in order to make room on the roster for newly acquired safety Mark Barron.

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On December 15,2014, Case Keenum was signed off the Rams practice squad back to the Houston Texans.

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On March 11,2015, Case Keenum was acquired from the Texans for a 7th-round pick in 2016.

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Head coach Jeff Fisher announced that Case Keenum would be the backup quarterback to recently acquired Nick Foles.

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Case Keenum recovered from the concussion and led the Rams to consecutive victories against the Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Seattle Seahawks.

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Case Keenum recorded a Rams record near-"perfect game" against the Buccaneers, achieving a 158.

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Case Keenum finished the 2015 season with 828 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception, with a 60.

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On November 15,2016, Case Keenum was benched for Jared Goff, who the Rams had taken with the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

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On March 31,2017, Case Keenum signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings.

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In 15 games of 2017, Case Keenum finished with 3,547 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, seven interceptions, and a passer rating of 98.

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Case Keenum was ranked 51st by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.

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On March 14,2018, Case Keenum signed a two-year, $36 million contract with the Denver Broncos.

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Case Keenum made his debut with the Redskins in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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In Week 16 against the Giants, Case Keenum entered the game in the third quarter after Haskins injured his ankle.

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In ten games in the 2019 season, Case Keenum finished with 1,707 yards, 11 touchdowns, and five interceptions.

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On March 24,2020, Case Keenum signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Cleveland Browns.

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Case Keenum was named the starter for the Browns Week 7 matchup against the Denver Broncos on October 20,2021, due to a shoulder injury from Mayfield.

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The elder Case Keenum, known for an aggressive passing offensive strategy, was head coach at Sul Ross State, offensive coordinator at Tarleton State, and offensive line coach at Hardin–Simmons.

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In 2018, Case Keenum authored the book Playing for More with Andrew Perloff.

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Case Keenum is a Christian, saying after the Vikings' "Minneapolis Miracle", which led to a Vikings' win, that the best moment of his life was giving his life to Jesus Christ.

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Case Keenum is a supporter of Compassion International and their “Fill the Stadium” initiative.

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