Keithen McCant 1991 Citrus Bowl Jersey

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One of the most unheralded Husker QB’s in history.   After waiting 4 years for a chance Keithen fully took advantage Completing 57.7 % of his passes to go along with 13 touchdown passes and 1454 yards.  McCant also rushed 117 times for 654 yards and 7 TD’s.   He led Nebraska to their first Big 8 title since 88′ and was named first team All Big 8 as well as the conferences offensive player of the year.

Keithen McCant may have never been a Cornhusker if it wasn’t for SMU getting the death peanlty in 1986.  Keithen had made up his mind to become a Mustang before the NCAA handed down the heaviest penalty ever giving to a college sports program.  Turner Gill was the one who convinced Keithen to take a look at NU.  They played at rival schools down on Texas and knew of each other even though they were a few years apart.  Once Keithen meet Tom Osborne it was all over.  And the rest, as they say , is history.

Keithen also has a son that was selected for the youth USA football team as a wide reciever.   Hes very skilled for a kid of his age.  Runs precise routes, great change of direction and great hands.