Keenum finished one of the most remarkable college football careers ever this year. The senior leaves Houston as the NCAA all-time leader in total offense, passing yards, touchdowns and completions. Keenum also holds the distinction of being the only quarterback in Division I FBS history to throw for more than 5,000 yards in three seasons. The Cougars had an incredible season, finishing with a 13-1 record with a TicketCity Bowl win over Penn St. For his career Keenum finished with 1,546 completions on 2,229 attempts. He threw for 155 touchdowns and just 46 interceptions and racked up 19,217 yards through the air. Overall he accumulated 20,114 yards of total offense and 178 total scores. He also became the first UH quarterback to start four bowl games.
Keenum capped his incredible career with 532 yards passing and three touchdowns in the 30-14 TicketCity Bowl victory against No. 22 Penn State in Dallas. Keenum shredded the nation's No. 4 passing defense, hitting 45-of-69 passes to lead UH to its 13th victory of the season. Those 13 wins are currently tied with No. 1 LSU for the most in college football this year. Keenum finished the year with 5,631 yards passing, 48 touchdowns and just five interceptions. The Abilene, Texas, native enjoyed a record-breaking 48-to-5 TD-to-INT ratio and completed 71 percent of his throws. Keenum had multiple TD throws in 13 of 14 games and eclipsed the 300-yard passing mark in all-14 contests. He also broke Cotton Bowl Stadium records for completions (45), attempts (69), yardage (532) and total yardage (542). The 600 yards of total offense amassed by UH was also the most ever in facility history.
Received sixth year of eligibility after missing all but three games with torn right ACL suffered trying to tackle UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers after an interception ... completed 65.6 percent of his passes (42-64) for 636 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions in his three starts.
Walter Camp All-America Second Team. Phil Steele Publications All-America Second Team. CBSSports.com All-America Second Team. SI.com All-America Honorable Mention. Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Finalist. Manning Award Finalist. Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year Award Finalist. Conference USA Most Valuable Player. Leader of the nation's No. 1 team in total offense, scoring offense and passing yards per game... national leader in total offense and passing yards per game... one of 10 players to start all 14 games... threw for 359 yards on 23-of-30 passing with four touchdowns in just more than a half against Northwestern State during the season opener... also added a 7-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter against the Demons... recorded 366 yards and three touchdowns on 32-of-46 passing at No. 5/6 Oklahoma State... scored the first points against the Cowboys with a 16-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter... also booted a 15-yard punt for the first kick of his career... honored as the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week following that performance... finished with 435 yards and a touchdown on 38-of-58 passing against Texas Tech... rushed eight times for 27 yards and gave the Cougars the lead for good with a 4-yard touchdown run with only 49 seconds left against the Red Raiders.
Threw for 536 yards and five touchdowns on 51-of-76 passing at C-USA rival UTEP... became only the fourth player in school history to throw for at least 500 yards in a game... set a UH single-game record for completions and tied the single-game record for attempts... accounted for 434 yards and four touchdowns on 39-of-52 passing at Mississippi State... threw for 371 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 33-of-46 passing at C-USA rival Tulane... threw for 559 yards and five touchdowns on 44-of-54 passing against C-USA rival Southern Miss... hit Patrick Edwards on a 28-yard touchdown with only 21 seconds remaining in the game to break the tie against the Golden Eagles... finished with 522 yards and three touchdowns on 40-of-60 passing at C-USA rival Tulsa... joined David Klingler and Andre Ware as the only players in school history to throw for at least 500 yards three times in a single season.
Posted 377 yards and three touchdowns on 33-of-56 passing at C-USA rival UCF... posted 405 yards and five touchdowns on 29-of-39 passing in little more than a half against C-USA rival Memphis... threw for 323 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in the first half against C-USA rival Rice during the regular-season finale. C-USA Championship Game: Threw for 527 yards and five touchdowns on 56-of-75 passing at East Carolina. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Tied a Houston single-season record with 14 games played when he competed against Air Force.
Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year, All C-USA Second Team. Became only the second player in school history to throw for 5,000 yards in a season... ranked No. 1 nationally in total offense and No. 2 nationally in passing yards per game... Threw for at least 300 yards in a school-record 13 consecutive games dating back to 2007... five 400-yard passing games, including each of the last three regular-season contests... threw at least two touchdowns in all but one game... one of only eight players to start all 13 games... became just the seventh player in school history to throw for 400 yards in a game at No. 23 East Carolina... threw for 392 yards and five touchdowns on 33-of-43 passing to lead the offense during the season opener against Southern... set personal single-game highs in yards, touchdowns, attempts and completions... threw for 387 yards and four touchdowns on 35-of-61 passing at Oklahoma State... also led the Cougars with 81 rushing yards on nine carries against the Cowboys... posted 362 yards and four touchdown passes against Air Force in Dallas... also led the team with 75 rushing yards on only 10 carries.
Saw school-record streak of 219 passes without an interception snapped midway through the fourth quarter against the Falcons... threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns on 37-of-54 passing at Colorado State... recorded 401 yards and three touchdowns on 37-of-45 passing at No. 23 East Carolina... connected with Kierrie Johnson on an 84-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter to seal the win against the Pirates... was the ninth-longest passing play in school history... posted 360 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 24-of-36 passing against C-USA rival UAB... connected with Patrick Edwards and Bryce Beall on 70-yard receptions and scored on a 1-yard run midway through the fourth quarter against the Blazers. ... threw for 404 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 28-of-36 passing at C-USA rival SMU... was his second 400-yard passing game in a three-week stretch... hit Tyron Carrier on a 26-yard touchdown with only 24 seconds remaining to give the Cougars the lead for good... led the Cougars on an eight-play, 85-yard drive that consumed 1:34 on their final drive against the Mustangs... threw for 317 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 22-of-41 passing at C-USA rival Marshall.
Recorded 384 yards and four touchdowns on 29-of-40 passing against C-USA rival Tulane during the annual Homecoming game... threw for 402 yards and six touchdowns and ran for another touchdown against No. 24 Tulsa... became the first player since Jimmy Klingler in 1992 to throw for at least six touchdowns in a game... scored on a 6-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring against the Golden Hurricane... threw for a career-high 480 yards on 41-of-51 passing and three touchdowns and rushed for two more touchdowns in the Cougars' come-from-behind win against C-USA rival UTEP... gave the Cougars the lead for good with a 1-yard touchdown plunge with only 41 seconds remaining in the game... threw for a career-high 494 yards and five touchdowns on 30-of-54 passing against C-USA rival Rice. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Threw for 252 yards and a touchdown on 22-of-33 passing against Air Force... tied an Armed Forces Bowl record with a pair of rushing touchdowns.
Was listed as a two-star recruit by Scout.com at Wylie High School in Abilene, Texas... picked up a two-star ranking by Rivals.com... selected Second-Team, All-State in the 3A ranks... passed for 6,783 yards and 48 touchdowns in his career, while also rushing for 41 scores and 2,000 yards... posted a career record of 31-11 in 42 career starts... a member of the All-Big Country Super Team, as well as Offensive MVP, District MVP while leading team to the state quarterfinals... as a junior was selected All-District First Team... was named Newcomer-of-the-Year as a sophomore, while also picking up All-Big Country Super Team accolades as well as Offensive MVP... won the 3A Div I football state championship as a junior... lettered in both basketball, baseball, golf and track.
2010: Suffered a torn ACL in the third game of the season against UCLA.
Full name is Casey Austin Keenum... born February 17, 1988... son of Steve and Susan Keenum of Abilene... recruited by Baylor, North Texas and UTEP... undecided on college major.