Senior Keith Minor, offensive lineman for the Cincinnati Bearcats, helped propel the team into the league’s upper ranks in terms of fewer sacks surrendered in 11 games last year.

The 2014 redshirt freshman, who hails from Tyler Texas, was a standout at Chapel Hill High School. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound senior played on both the football and basketball teams. In basketball, Minor averaged 7.4 points per game in 17 varsity matchups.

On the high-school gridiron, Minor played defensive tackle, rushing for 292.9 yards per game and 54 rushing scores,” according to, a University of Cincinnati sports blog. In 2013, the last high-school year he played, he was named First-Team 3A-16 All District at defensive line.

Minor will graduate at the end of the semester with a degree in health education – exercise/fitness, according to the Bearcats’ website. In 2017, Minor placed on the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Selections for maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA as a student-athlete.


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