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Keith Pough Outside Linebacker Howard #13 6-2, 235 Orangeburg, S.C. Scotts Branch High School
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.
Recorded 349 tackles, including an FCS career-record 71 for losses.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
06/04/15 - LB Keith Pough was waived from reserve/injured with an injury settlement by the Browns Thursday (June 4).
05/27/15 - LB Keith Pough, who was waived/injured by the Browns Tuesday (May 26), cleared waivers Wednesday and was placed on reserve/injured.
05/26/15 - LB Keith Pough was waived/injured by the Browns Tuesday (May 26). He will be placed on reserve/injured Wednesday once he clears waivers. Pough was inactive for one contest last year and spent 15 weeks on the practice squad.
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.