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1986 Bucs Bio
“Program begins at Leto from the root to the fruit” Tyrone Keys DE – 6’7” – 270 - #98 Born: October 24,1959, Jackson, MS. High School: Callaway (Jackson, MS). Residence: Tampa, FL. College: Mississippi State. NFL Years: 5. Bucs Years: 2. NFL Acquisition: Drafted by New York Jets in the fifth round, 1981. Bucs Acquisition: Claimed on waivers from Chicago, September 1986.
Buccaneer zones in on youth
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The selfless journey...
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Hit that spawned upset still resonates
Lineman recalls forcing fumble that stopped Tide's 28-game streak The story can send chills down your spine, listening to Tyrone Keys describe one of college football's greatest upsets. He was a defensive lineman for Mississippi State, and he made the biggest play in the biggest game in his college career. It was Nov. 1, 1980, in Jackson, Miss. The Bulldogs stunned top-ranked Alabama 6-3 to end the Crimson Tide's quest for an unprecedented third straight national championship. A little reflection seems appropriate this week as Mississippi State again challenges No. 1 Alabama.
Will Saturday be a repeat of the 1980 ...
The celebration in the home team locker room of Jackson's Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium was a raucous one. Players were hugging, high-fiving, and yelling. No. 1 Alabama suffered a shocking 6-3 loss to heavy underdog Mississippi State on Nov. 1, 1980, and the Bulldogs had no reason to be quiet. And then they did. Legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant walked in. "A hush came over us and everybody took a knee," recalled John Bond, then an MSU freshman quarterback. "He was dressed just like in the pictures."
Tyrone Keys Biography
To some, Tyrone Keys may be noteworthy because of his personal accomplishments on the football field as a defensive Most Valuable Player (MVP) in high school and college, or former Super Bowl XX Chicago Bears defensive end. Tyrone, however, remembered to give honor to whom honor is due, and graciously acknowledged his mentor’s words at Callaway High School, Coach Odell Jenkins: “Sow a thought … reap a word. Sow a word … reap an action. Sow an action … reap a destiny. Sow into a destiny … reap character”.