Case Keenum has been at the University of Houston for 6 years now, and for the last 3 years, he has been statistically one of the best quarterbacks ever to play the game. If it weren’t for some very unfortunate injuries earlier in his career, he would already be raking in big money as an NFL quarterback.
Haven’t heard of him? Unless you are a serious fan you won’t even know who he is. But in this his last season, he is picking apart defenses and racking up stats to prove he is NFL ready and should be a solid Heisman candidate.
Last weekend, Keenum became the most prolific passer in NCAA history as he surpassed Timmy Chang, who rewrote the record books at the University of Hawaii. Case will probably break a few more records before his time in Houston is complete. During his years at Houston he is responsible for helping put the Houston Cougars back on the national map and establish a winning program again. For fans of the Cougars – that in itself is priceless.
Case is a very worthy candidate for the Heisman, but will probably be at a big disadvantage because he lost all of last year to a horrible leg injury. Some sports authorities are saying it is amazing he is even playing this season. With guys like Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson ahead of him on the Heisman list Case has a long way to climb. However in many ways Keenum is a better true NFL quarterback prospect than the two front runners.
Case Keenum probably won’t even be a number one pick in the draft; he will probably be a 2nd round pick or later. But if someone will take a risk on him as a first round (or high second round) pick, he could pay huge dividends. Who could that someone be? Do we have a deal maker…a gambler in the house? Case would look good with that blue star on his helmet.
I was fortunate enough to watch Case Keenum play earlier this year. He is one of the best I have seen in the game. He is an humble kid, not full of himself and doesn’t think he deserves anything. He works hard to improve everyday and all he wants to do is help his team win. Who wouldn’t want a combination of these talents and attributes as the leader of your team?
This my friends is my case for Case.Please be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook