Time and time again, Case Keenum has proven he is one of the best quarterbacks every team would love to have. Currently playing for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League, Keenum is famous for being the first and only member of the offensive team in Division I FBS football history to pass for over 5,000 yards in three seasons. Moreso, with over nineteen thousand passing yards, the football superstar earned for himself the best and highest scorer in total passing yards, touchdowns, and completions in the NCAA Division I FBS career.
Success for Case Keenum didn’t just begin with his NFL career. He was familiar with good performance right from his high school and college years. He was, for instance, ranked first nationally in terms of total offence and second in total passing yards.
Who is Case Keenum?
Casey Austin Keenum is the son of Steve Keenum, a former offensive lineman who also served as athletic director and head football coach at McMurry University. He was born on February 17, 1988, and grew up in Abilene, Texas, with his siblings – Allison Simmons and Lauren Wray Keenum. He attended Wylie High School in Abilene, Texas and had his college career at the University of Houston.
While in high school, Case was actively involved in the school’s sports activities, particularly football games. He even passed for 6,783 yards and rushed for 41 touchdowns with 48 touchdowns. He also led the team in a 17–14 victory over Cuero High School in the popular Texas Class 3A Division I championship game.
When he moved to Houston, Case joined the Houston Cougars in the 2006 season but was redshirted for the season as the team had senior Kevin Kolb in the starting quarterback. He then made his first appearance on September 1, 2007, at the 2007 opening season in the Oregon Ducks. He made his first throw for 179 yards with one touchdown on 14-of-27 passing. He also had 47 rushing yards on 9 carries against the Ducks. He finished his first season with 2,259 passing yards, 10 interceptions, and 14 touchdowns.
Case completed his college career in 2011 with a career total of 2,229 passing attempts for 19,217 passing yards, 155 touchdowns, and 46 interceptions. He also had 300 rushing attempts for 897 rushing yards and 23 rushing attempts.
Despite having a successful football career in high school and college, Keenum joined the professional team in 2012 as an undrafted free agent. He signed with the Houston Texans and spent his entire rookie season on the professional team’s practice squad. In 2013, he made his first professional appearance as a starting quarterback and threw his first touchdown in his pro debut on October 20. He was, however, waived by the Texans on August 31, 2014, after the team’s 27-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts where he made 350 passing yards and 26 rushing yards.
Between 2014 and 2016, Case shuffled around the Housten Texans and St. Louis Rams (now Los Angeles Rams). The two teams serially took turns to waive and reclaim him. He, later settled with the Minnesota Vikings on March 31, 2017, after signing a one-year contract with the NFL franchise. He started in week two of the season and ended the season with several career highs, including the miraculous 29–24 win against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Round.
Case Keenum has a proven record that puts him among the high-flying players in the history of the National Football League. His manager, as well as his teammates, have great hope for his games. His NFL career stats show that he has 11,910 passing yards with 61 passing touchdowns and 37 interceptions thrown on a career completion percentage of 61.9.
Salary and Net Worth
Case’s 2017 salary was $1.91 million with career earnings of over seven seasons being $25.16 million but after signing a 2-year contract of $36 million with the Denver Broncos, he is expected to have an average salary of $18 million with a signing bonus of $6 million and $25 million as his guaranteed money at signing. However, his net worth is placed at $5 million.
Meet Case Keenum’s Wife
Case is a married man. He got married to Kimberly Caddell in June 2011 while he was still in college. Although they attended different high schools, the two met at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes event. Then, Kimberly was in her senior year in high school and like her husband, she loved sports and thrived as a pole vaulter for her school’s track team. Kim was also part of her school’s volleyball team. The couple is currently living together at their house in Minnesota with no children yet and no controversy around them.
Height, Weight, Other Measurements
Case Keenum is 6 feet 1 inch tall with an athletic body build weighing 94 kg. His chest waist and biceps are 42 inches, 33 inches, and 16 inches respectively. The colour of his eyes are blue and his hair colour is dark brown.