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Stanford Keglar
LB #59
Height:
6-2
Weight:
250
College:
Purdue
Experience:
3

Biography

PRO: Stanford Keglar gained valuable experience in his first two seasons as a special teams contributor and reserve linebacker.  The former Purdue Boilermaker now takes the next step in solidifying his role on the team.  His chiseled frame and outstanding foot speed give him the chance to develop as a quality outside linebacker in the defense’s 4-3 scheme. He played in a total of 13 games in 2008 and 12 contests in 2009.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• In his first two seasons, Keglar saw his most extensive work on defense in the 2008 season finale at Indianapolis (12/28), collecting five tackles.

TITANS TIDBITS: 
• Keglar is a classically-trained pianist.  His mother, Robbia, made each of her five children take piano lessons when they were young.  Keglar played in front of his church and competed in a state competition when he was 12 and 13, winning a first place ribbon for his efforts.
• Keglar enjoyed an impressive showing at the 2008 NFL Combine, finishing first in five out of the seven agility tests the outside linebackers were put through in Indianapolis.  He prepared for the event under the guidance of former Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick David Pollack. 
• Keglar was an accomplished swimmer in high school.  He set the school record in the 100 butterfly and the 200 medley relay and was the sectional winner in the 50 freestyle as a junior.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
• The Indianapolis, Ind., native was selected by the Titans in the fourth round (134th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
• Started 41 of 50 games he played in at Purdue, recording 250 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 13 stops for loss, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, three interceptions and 12 passes defensed during four-year career. 
• As senior (2007), named a defensive captain and started all 13 games at weak-side outside linebacker for the Boilermakers, finishing fourth on the team with 70 tackles and adding four stops for losses and three passes defensed.  Had at least five tackles in eight contests.
• As junior (2006), appeared in all 14 games, including 10 starts and had 69 tackles, including two stops for loss.  Registered five pass breakups, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
• As sophomore (2005), appeared in 10 games with six starts and ranked fourth on team with 50 tackles, including three stops for a loss and a sack.  Collected a pass breakup, an interception and a fumble recovery.
• As redshirt freshman (2004), started all 12 games and ranked fourth on team with 61 tackles, including four stops for loss and a half a sack.  Tallied three pass breakups, an interception and a forced fumble.
• As freshman (2003), appeared in one game against Arizona, playing on special teams before sustaining high right ankle sprain.  Was redshirted for the remainder of the 2003 season.
• Graduated with a degree in sociology in May 2008.

PERSONAL: 
• Single, splits time between Nashville and Indianapolis, Ind.
• Attended Pike (Indianapolis, Ind.) High School, playing linebacker and running back.  Earned honorable mention All-State, first-team All-County and first-team All-Conference selection as a senior.  In his final season, recorded 83 tackles, including five sacks, with two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception.  On offense, he rushed for 717 yards on 82 carries (8.7 avg.) with five touchdowns, adding a 20-yard touchdown catch as the team won the conference championship.
• Rated the eighth-best player in Indiana and the 26th-ranked outside linebacker nationally by Rivals.com.  Also rated the 51st-best player in the Midwest by Super Prep.
• Was an avid four-year swimmer in high school, participating in the 100 butterfly, 50 freestyle, 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay.  Set the school record in the 100 butterfly and the 200 medley relay.  Was the sectional winner in the 50 freestyle as a senior. 
• Participated in track and field, throwing shot put and discus, while running on 4x100 relay team.  Placed third in the state finals in the discus in 2002.
• His father, Shelvy, played basketball at Arkansas State and his uncle, Robert Lee Stewart, played football at Oklahoma in the mid-1970s.  His brother, Shelvy Jr., ran track at Arkansas State.
• Enjoys playing pool, watching movies and listening to music in his free time.
• List of favorites: (movies) “Apocalypto,” “Menace II Society” and “300”; (TV Shows) “Family Guy,” “Moment of Truth,” “UFC” and  “Everybody Loves Raymond”; (actors) Denzel Washington and Will Smith; (school subject) Earth Space Science; (car) GMC Denali; (book) “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley; (video games) “Mario Kart” and “Tekken”; (food) chicken parmesan; (sports heroes) Michael Jordan and Terrell Davis; (pro sports team) Indiana Pacers. 
• Born Stanford Sherock Keglar on July 4, 1985 in Indianapolis, Ind.

PRO: Stanford Keglar gained valuable experience in his first two seasons as a special teams contributor and reserve linebacker.  The former Purdue Boilermaker now takes the next step in solidifying his role on the team.  His chiseled frame and outstanding foot speed give him the chance to develop as a quality outside linebacker in the defense’s 4-3 scheme. He played in a total of 13 games in 2008 and 12 contests in 2009.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• In his first two seasons, Keglar saw his most extensive work on defense in the 2008 season finale at Indianapolis (12/28), collecting five tackles.

TITANS TIDBITS: 
• Keglar is a classically-trained pianist.  His mother, Robbia, made each of her five children take piano lessons when they were young.  Keglar played in front of his church and competed in a state competition when he was 12 and 13, winning a first place ribbon for his efforts.
• Keglar enjoyed an impressive showing at the 2008 NFL Combine, finishing first in five out of the seven agility tests the outside linebackers were put through in Indianapolis.  He prepared for the event under the guidance of former Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick David Pollack. 
• Keglar was an accomplished swimmer in high school.  He set the school record in the 100 butterfly and the 200 medley relay and was the sectional winner in the 50 freestyle as a junior.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
• The Indianapolis, Ind., native was selected by the Titans in the fourth round (134th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
• Started 41 of 50 games he played in at Purdue, recording 250 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 13 stops for loss, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, three interceptions and 12 passes defensed during four-year career. 
• As senior (2007), named a defensive captain and started all 13 games at weak-side outside linebacker for the Boilermakers, finishing fourth on the team with 70 tackles and adding four stops for losses and three passes defensed.  Had at least five tackles in eight contests.
• As junior (2006), appeared in all 14 games, including 10 starts and had 69 tackles, including two stops for loss.  Registered five pass breakups, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
• As sophomore (2005), appeared in 10 games with six starts and ranked fourth on team with 50 tackles, including three stops for a loss and a sack.  Collected a pass breakup, an interception and a fumble recovery.
• As redshirt freshman (2004), started all 12 games and ranked fourth on team with 61 tackles, including four stops for loss and a half a sack.  Tallied three pass breakups, an interception and a forced fumble.
• As freshman (2003), appeared in one game against Arizona, playing on special teams before sustaining high right ankle sprain.  Was redshirted for the remainder of the 2003 season.
• Graduated with a degree in sociology in May 2008.

PERSONAL: 
• Single, splits time between Nashville and Indianapolis, Ind.
• Attended Pike (Indianapolis, Ind.) High School, playing linebacker and running back.  Earned honorable mention All-State, first-team All-County and first-team All-Conference selection as a senior.  In his final season, recorded 83 tackles, including five sacks, with two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception.  On offense, he rushed for 717 yards on 82 carries (8.7 avg.) with five touchdowns, adding a 20-yard touchdown catch as the team won the conference championship.
• Rated the eighth-best player in Indiana and the 26th-ranked outside linebacker nationally by Rivals.com.  Also rated the 51st-best player in the Midwest by Super Prep.
• Was an avid four-year swimmer in high school, participating in the 100 butterfly, 50 freestyle, 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay.  Set the school record in the 100 butterfly and the 200 medley relay.  Was the sectional winner in the 50 freestyle as a senior. 
• Participated in track and field, throwing shot put and discus, while running on 4x100 relay team.  Placed third in the state finals in the discus in 2002.
• His father, Shelvy, played basketball at Arkansas State and his uncle, Robert Lee Stewart, played football at Oklahoma in the mid-1970s.  His brother, Shelvy Jr., ran track at Arkansas State.
• Enjoys playing pool, watching movies and listening to music in his free time.
• List of favorites: (movies) “Apocalypto,” “Menace II Society” and “300”; (TV Shows) “Family Guy,” “Moment of Truth,” “UFC” and  “Everybody Loves Raymond”; (actors) Denzel Washington and Will Smith; (school subject) Earth Space Science; (car) GMC Denali; (book) “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley; (video games) “Mario Kart” and “Tekken”; (food) chicken parmesan; (sports heroes) Michael Jordan and Terrell Davis; (pro sports team) Indiana Pacers. 
• Born Stanford Sherock Keglar on July 4, 1985 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 35 22 18 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2010 HOU 10 4 3 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 TEN 12 6 5 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 TEN 13 12 10 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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