2018 NFL Draft

Keith Pough, ILB

School: Howard  |  Conference: MEAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Orangesburg, NC
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 239 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
Recorded 349 tackles, including an FCS career-record 71 for losses.
2012 Season
Boxtorow All-America team for the second consecutive season. 2012 MEAC Defensive Player of the Year and Sports Network FCS All American, finished his season in grand style, leading his team to a 7-4 record, the Bison's best since 1998. He also set a new FCS record for career tackles for losses with 71.
2011 Season
Pough, a 6-3, 240-pound red-shirt senior from Orangeburg, SC, could go down as the best all-around linebacker in school history. He showed his dominance by recording 120 tackles, 21.5 behind the line of scrimmage, three sacks and 11 QB hurries.
2010 Season
Pough had a standout year... appeared in 11 games...was named to the 2010 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 1st team...he's a strong defensive leader with a total of 100 tackles this season (top on the team)...He led all FCS players with 28.5 tackles for a total of 148 yards in losses... 10.5 sacks for 84 yards in losses... he also added 4 forced fumbles... five quarterback hurries...four pass deflections....three break ups... recipient of the Linebacker of the Year Award given by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA).
2009 Season
Appeared in 10 games... finished 4th on the defensive team with 57 tackles...he had 35 solo tackles...22 assisted tackles...12.5 tackles for a total of 32 yard...one interception for 10 yards.
2008 Season
Redshirt year.
High School
Named to the Sumter All Area 1st Team Defense... named to the 07-08 All-State team...Manning Times All Region 1st team Defense...made Region 7-A All Conference and was named Defensive Player of the Week three times...Led team to his 10-2 record as senior year...recorded a school record 161 tackles...led team in tackles in back to back seasons...also lettered in basketball...Had a career game on homecoming of his Senior year by rushing for three touchdowns, recording 15 tackles, and two sacks.
Born February 5, 1990...son of Samuel and Valarie Pough...has two sisters (Ebony and Brittany)...a Physical Education major...named to the A-B Honor roll in HS...nicknamed "Kiwi."