Marcus Keyes

Willis Marcus Keyes (born October 20, 1973) is a former American football offensive lineman who played eight seasons in the Arena Football League with the Florida Bobcats, Carolina Cobras and Georgia Force. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of North Alabama and attendede Taylorsville High School in Taylorsville, Mississippi.

Marcus Keyes
No. 73
Position:Offensive lineman
Personal information
Born: (1973-10-20) October 20, 1973 (age 47)
Taylorsville, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school:Taylorsville (MS)
College:North Alabama
NFL Draft:1996 / Round: 7 / Pick: 233
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Career Arena statistics
Forced fumbles:3
Pass breakups:2
Player stats at PFR
Player stats at

College careerEdit

Keyes played college football for the North Alabama Lions. He won three NCAA Division II National Championships during his college career. He also participated in the Senior Bowl and the Blue/Grey game.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Chicago BearsEdit

Keyes was selected by the Chicago Bears with the 233rd pick in the 1996 NFL Draft. He was a member of the Bears from 1996 to 1997, appearing in two games during the 1996 season.[2][3]

Florida BobcatsEdit

Keyes signed with the Florida Bobcats on March 9, 2001.[4]

Georgia ForceEdit

Keyes was a member of the Georgia Force during the 2002 off-season. He was released by the Force on April 15, 2002.[5]

Carolina CobrasEdit

Keyes was signed by the Carolina Cobras on April 16, 2002.[5]

Georgia ForceEdit

Keyes was traded to the Georgia Force on October 22, 2002 for the fourth pick in the 2003 Dispersal Draft.[5] He played for the team from 2003 to 2007, earning Second Team All-Arena honors in 2007.[1]

Grand Rapids RampageEdit

Keyes signed with the Grand Rapids Rampage on October 31, 2007 and played for them during the 2008 season.[6][7] He was released by the Rampage on December 2, 2008.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Marcus Keys". Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "Marcus Keyes". Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Marcus Keyes". Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Historical Team Transactions". Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Historical Team Transactions". Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Historical Team Transactions". Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  7. ^ "Marcus Keys". Archived from the original on June 3, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015.

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