LOGAN, Utah – Utah State University announced Wednesday that quarterback Chuckie Keeton isn’t likely to play anymore football games for the Aggies this season.
According to a press release from school officials, “Keeton will likely miss the remainder of the 2014 season after suffering an injury to his surgically repaired left knee.”
Keeton suffered the injury on September 13 during a 36-24 win over Wake Forest. Keeton did not play in the team’s most recent game, which was against Arkansas State.
Keeton injured the same knee last year, tearing both his ACL and MCL during a game against Brigham Young University.
Head Coach Matt Wells stated in the release they will continue to follow Keeton’s recovery.
“Chuckie’s health is our top priority and he has not been cleared to play by our medical staff,” Wells stated. “We will continue to monitor his progress throughout the fall, but given his current condition it is unlikely that he will play in any games in the foreseeable future.”
USU plays next on October 3, when they will take on BYU. The game is scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m.
The release also included statistics regarding Keeton’s play, see below for details.
“Keeton, a 6-2, 200-pounder from Houston, Texas (Cypress Creek HS), played just two-and-a-half games this season and was 51-of-92 passing for 426 yards (142.0 ypg) with two touchdowns and four interceptions. He also had rushed for 81 yards on 20 carries (4.1 ypc) with one touchdown.
Among active quarterbacks at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level, Keeton ranks fifth in career completion percentage (.654), seventh in career touchdown passes (58), seventh in passing efficiency for a career (145.2), eighth in total touchdowns responsible for (73), eighth in career rushing yards by a quarterback (1,234), 10th in total offense for a career (7,621 yards), 10th in career pass completions (568), 11th in career pass attempts (869), 12th in career passing yards (6,387), and is one of just five FBS quarterbacks to throw for at least 6,000 yards and rush for at least 1,000 yards in a career.
For his Utah State career, Keeton ranks first all-time in completion percentage (.654), second in touchdown passes (58), second in completions (568), third in total offense (7,621 yards), third in passing yards (6,387), fourth in passing attempts (869), and 20th in rushing yards (1,234).”