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Darren Keyton
G #62
Height:
6-3
Weight:
305
Age:
23
College:
Central Michigan
Hometown:
Traverse City, Mich.
Experience:
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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 13, 2013.

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 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

  • Raiola on new head coach Jim Caldwell

    (9:14) Posted 14 hours ago

    Center Dominic Raiola on his offseason routine, new head coach Jim Caldwell and Ndamukong Suh's absence.

  • Tulloch on Suh's absence

    (8:39) Posted 15 hours ago

    Linebacker Stephen Tulloch on Ndamukong Suh's absence, defensive changes and the Walter Payton award.

  • Caldwell on the first day of voluntary minicamp

    (9:31) Posted 15 hours ago

    Head coach Jim Caldwell on the first day of voluntary minicamp, the value of veterans, and how players have responded to the new coordinators.

  • Let's Do Lunch: Joseph Fauria

    (5:58) By NFL.com - Posted Apr 21, 2014

    Akbar Gbajabiamila sits down with Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria to talk about dancing, Twitter and a little bit of football, all while enjoying some good food courtesy of Urban Plate.

  • Caldwell on being a leader in the community

    (2:02) Posted Apr 17, 2014

    Head coach Jim Caldwell talks to the media following his keynote speech for an event hosted by the United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Company.

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