Defensive Back
Height 6'0"
Weight 195
Year Junior
Hometown Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School Cheshire Academy
Major Enrolled at Columbia College
Experience 2 Letters
School: CC
Birthdate July 14, 1997




Played in all 10 games and started six contests at cornerback … Started the last five consecutive games of the year at cornerback … Ranked No. 5 on the squad in tackles with 37 (21 solo) … Also registered two interceptions, 1.5 tackles for loss and five pass breakups … Totaled at least one tackle in all 10 games … Made four tackles at Yale (Oct. 28) … Broke up two passes and totaled five tackles (four solo) at Dartmouth (Oct. 21) … Finished with five tackles (two solo) vs. Penn (Oct. 14) … Made first career start, totaled two tackles and a pass breakup at Marist (Oct. 7) … Intercepted a career-best two passes, including the game clincher, made five tackles (three solo) and one TFL at Princeton (Sept. 30) … Made a career-high six tackles (four solo) in season opener vs. Wagner (Sept. 16).




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Attended and played a postgraduate year of football (2015) at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Conn., where he competed for head coach Dave Dykeman … A 2015 graduate of Scottsdale Preparatory Academy, where he played four years of varsity football for head coach Jake Barro … Earned All-State honors as a wide receiver in both 2013 and 2014 … All-Section honoree at defensive back in 2013 and 2014 … All-Tribune honoree … Two-time First Team All-State Academic selection … National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete as a senior … Led Cheshire Academy to a 5-3 record in 2015 … Over his four-year career at Scottsdale Prep, caught 156 passes for 2,766 yards and scored 39 total touchdowns and amassed 1,850 all-purpose yards on offense, made 132 total tackles (89 solo), eight interceptions, 20 pass deflections and 3.0 tackles for loss on defense … Caught 80 passes for 1,543 yards and 17 touchdowns and added 50 tackles and four interceptions as a senior … Finished with six 100-yard receiving games and five muti-touchdown games as a senior … Registered career-highs for receptions (15), receiving yards (368) and touchdown receptions (five) and intercepted two passes and made four tackles in win over Paradise Honors … His 368 yards receiving set a state record … Named a Family Insurance All-USA Arizona Performers of the Week after his performance vs. Paradise Honors … Caught 10 passes for 279 yards and three touchdowns, including a long of 99-yards vs. Chandler Prep … Caught eight passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns, including an 83-yarder vs. Veritas Prep … Caught nine passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns, along with a 74-yarder and made eight tackles and two interceptions vs. Camp Verde … Caught 61 passes for 1,040 yards and 17 touchdowns and 1,224 all-purpose yards on offense and 43 tackles with two interceptions on defense as a junior … Had five 100-yard receiving games and 10 consecutive games with at least one touchdown catch … Caught four touchdown passes for 171 yards with a long play of 71 yards vs. Camp Verde … Caught eight passes for 126 yards and three touchdowns vs. Veritas Prep … Led the Spartans to a 7-4 record and state playoff appearance as a junior … Made 14 receptions for 174 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore … Also competed in track and field … Won a state title in track in 2015 … Competed in the 200-meter dash (23.47) and the spring relays (4x100 and 4x400).




Born Benjamin James McKeighan on July 14, 1997 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. … Son of Jace and Debra McKeighan … Parents both attended Franklin & Marshall University … Enrolled at Columbia College.

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