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Name: Keith Pough 
College: Howard (DC)     Number: 13
Height: 6-2   Weight: 239
Position: ILB  Pos2: OLB  Class/Draft Year: rSr/2013
40 Low: 4.77
  40 Time: 4.87
   40 High: 4.98

Projected Round: 5-6   High: 5th  Low: PFA  Stock: 
Rated number 8 out of 130 ILB's     182 / 2426 TOTAL
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6016
Weight: 239
40 Yrd Dash: 4.90
20 Yrd Dash: 2.83
10 Yrd Dash: 1.69
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 17
Vertical Jump: 33
Broad Jump: 09'10"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.47
3-Cone Drill: 7.28

Dates: 03/18/13
Height: 6016
Weight: 239
40 Yrd Dash: 4.87
20 Yrd Dash: 2.70
10 Yrd Dash: 1.67
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 

   40 Time Range: 4.87-4.96
 Data Scout Notes: 2012: DPOYC/AP3rd...PDPOYC/P1stC/PBuchanan/PButkus/P1stSN...2011: PBuchanan/P1stC...2010: 1stC
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  Pough finished his career as the all-time leader in tackles for losses (71) in the FCS, earning MEAC Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2012. Scouts took notice, making him the first Howard player to ever be invited to the East-West Shrine Game, where Pough consistently stood out.

Pugh is definitely a defensive prospect worth watching due to his athleticism and competitive nature, and could be one of the first players selected in April who attended the Shrine Game.


  STRENGTHS: Showed intensity and leadership qualities at Shrine Game practices, playing with a high level of energy. Excellent flexibility and agility for the position. Stays low with good fundamentals. Natural athleticism and fluidity, displaying the coordination and smooth hips to play in space. Lean, athletic frame, and does a nice job of playing balanced and low to the ground. Nonstop motor and brings constant energy to the field.

WEAKNESSES: Tends to lower his head, keeping his eyes in the wrong place. "Small-school" prospect will need to shed concerns over level of competition he faced in college. Room to improve his instincts and get stronger to improve his stack-and-shed ability.

--Dane Brugler

 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.”

 Draft Scout Player News
12/30/14 - LB Keith Pough was signed by the Browns to a reserve/future contract for the 2015 season. He ended the 2014 season on the practice squad.
11/25/14 - LB Keith Pough was signed by the Browns to their practice squad Tuesday (Nov. 25). Pough spent the first 10 weeks on the Browns' practice squad, before being elevated to the active roster on Nov. 14. He was inactive for one game and was waived on Nov. 22.
11/22/14 - LB Keith Pough was waived by the Browns Saturday (Nov. 22). Pough spent the first the first 10 weeks on the Browns' practice squad and was inactive for last week's game.
11/15/14 - LB Keith Pough was signed by the Browns from their practice squad Friday (Nov. 14). Pough is 6-2, 236 pounds and officially in his first NFL season out of Howard. He has spent the entire 2014 on the Browns' practice squad. He was originally signed by Buffalo as an undrafted free agent in 2013 and was waived during final roster cuts that year.
08/27/14 - LB Keith Pough was waived by the Browns Monday (Aug. 25).


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