PLAYER
Darren Keyton
C #68
Height:
6-3
Weight:
305
College:
Central Michigan
Experience:
1
Offensive Line
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Biography

Second-year center who rejoins the Lions in 2016 after previously participating in the team’s training camps (2013-15).

TRANSACTIONS

  • Placed on Reserve/Injured on August 19, 2015.
  • Signed by the Lions as a free agent on February 6, 2015.
  • Released by the Lions on December 29, 2014.
  • Signed by the Lions to the active roster from the practice squad on December 27, 2014.
  • Signed by the Lions to the practice squad on November 11, 2014.
  • Released by the Lions on August 30, 2014.
  • Signed by the Lions as a free agent on January 30, 2014.
  • Released by the Lions on August 31, 2013.
  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 13, 2013.

PRO
Second-year center who rejoins the Lions in 2016 after previously participating in the team’s training camps (2013-15).

2015:Missed the 2015 season due to a leg injury suffered in preseason.

COLLEGE 2012: Named team Offensive Upfront Co-Player of the Year after starting all 13 games at right guard. Part of an offensive line that averaged 6.2 yards per play, ranking second best in the Mid-American Conference.

  • Contributed to an offense that produced nearly 400 yards of offense per game and scored 30 or more points in 10 games, while anchoring an offensive line that allowed just 15 sacks. CMU’s 15 sacks allowed ranked 17th, nationally.
  • Helped pave the way for RB Zurlon Tipton to rush for 1,492 yards and 19 touchdowns, the second-highest total by any Chippewa back in school history.
  • Protected QB Ryan Radcliff as he threw for 3,000-plus yards for the third consecutive season (3,158).

2011: Starting center for season opener against SCSU before resuming duties at right guard for the rest of the season.

  • Co-recipient of CMU’s Offensive Upfront Player of the Year award.

2010: Started at right guard in eight games as a sophomore.

  • Part of an offensive line that contributed to 429 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in a loss at Northwestern.

2009: Competed in all 14 games, making three starts at center and also seeing action on special teams.

  • Made his first career start at Western Michigan.

2008: Redshirted.

PERSONAL
Three-year starter at Traverse City West (Mich.) High School where he was ranked as the No. 43 prospect on the Detroit Free Press Fab 50. Helped lead his team to a Big North Conference title and state playoff berth as a junior.

  • Was a two-time all-conference selection that finished with 38 pancake blocks and graded at 90-percent for his career as an offensive lineman.
  • Also earned three varsity letters in basketball.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Lawson on defensive corrections

    Posted 12 hours ago

    CB Nevin Lawson talks about the issues the defense faced against the Ravens and what they can do better next game.

  • Decker on areas offense can improve

    Posted 12 hours ago

    OT Taylor Decker talks about getting more comfortable within the line and improvements the offense can make prior to the regular season.

  • Jones on offensive penalties

    Posted 12 hours ago

    WR Marvin Jones talks about penalties keeping the first team offense out of the endzone and what they can do to address those errors going forward.

  • HIGHLIGHT: Prater kicks 60-yard FG

    By NFL.com - Posted 12 hours ago

    Watch Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater kick a 60-yard field goal at the end of the first half of the team's Preseason Week 3 game at Baltimore.

  • Levy on getting preseason reps

    Posted 12 hours ago

    LB DeAndre Levy talks about returning to game action and what the first-team defense can do to improve prior to the start of the season.

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