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.