Keith Pough  

Height: 6-3   Weight: 225   Age: 29

Born: 2/5/1990

College: Howard

Experience: Season









Draft 2013

Pick Analysis: It?s hard to imagine the tall, lean Pough as a 5-foot-8 wide receiver, but that?s exactly where he was his first two years of high school. By the time his senior year arrived, he was an all-state linebacker in South Carolina with offers to walk on multiple FBS programs. But he decided Howard was the best place for him to be, and his father Sam joined him as a wide receivers coach and video coordinator through the 2011 season. Five years later, ?Kiwi? one of the most productive linebackers at any level of college football and has the athleticism to be a Will or Sam ?backer at the next level.

Pough expected to start as a true freshman, but was forced to redshirt to get his academics in order. He started 10 games in 2009 (57 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, interception) and then earned first-team All-MEAC honors after leading the Football Championship Subdivision with 28.5 tackles for loss, tying for fifth with four fumbles, and tying for 10th with 10.5 sacks (he also had 100 total tackles on the year). Pough started every game and was first-team all-conference for the second straight season in 2011, also grabbing third-team AP FCS All-American accolades by racking up 120 tackles, 21 for loss (ranking 8th in the FCS), three sacks and 11 quarterback hurries. As a senior, Pough registered 72 tackles (10 for loss), and 3.5 sacks, while breaking up 4 passes. He finished up his career as the FCS all time record leader for tackles for loss.


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  1. 2013 Combine workout: Keith Pough

    Published: Feb. 26, 2013 at 02:27 p.m.

    Watch Howard LB Keith Pough work out at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

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