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Benjamin McKeighan
Player Profile:
Benjamin McKeighan 2780846
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School: Cheshire Academy
Major: Enrolled at Columbia College
Experience: 1 Letter

2016

Did not see any action … Contributed at defensive back.

HIGH SCHOOL

Attended and played a postgraduate year of football (2015) at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Conn., where he competed for head coach Dave Dykeman … A 2015 graduate of Scottsdale Preparatory Academy, where he played four years of varsity football for head coach Jake Barro … Earned All-State honors as a wide receiver in both 2013 and 2014 … All-Section honoree at defensive back in 2013 and 2014 … All-Tribune honoree … Two-time First Team All-State Academic selection … National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete as a senior … Led Cheshire Academy to a 5-3 record in 2015 … Over his four-year career at Scottsdale Prep, caught 156 passes for 2,766 yards and scored 39 total touchdowns and amassed 1,850 all-purpose yards on offense, made 132 total tackles (89 solo), eight interceptions, 20 pass deflections and 3.0 tackles for loss on defense … Caught 80 passes for 1,543 yards and 17 touchdowns and added 50 tackles and four interceptions as a senior … Finished with six 100-yard receiving games and five muti-touchdown games as a senior … Registered career-highs for receptions (15), receiving yards (368) and touchdown receptions (five) and intercepted two passes and made four tackles in win over Paradise Honors … His 368 yards receiving set a state record … Named a Family Insurance All-USA Arizona Performers of the Week after his performance vs. Paradise Honors … Caught 10 passes for 279 yards and three touchdowns, including a long of 99-yards vs. Chandler Prep … Caught eight passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns, including an 83-yarder vs. Veritas Prep … Caught nine passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns, along with a 74-yarder and made eight tackles and two interceptions vs. Camp Verde … Caught 61 passes for 1,040 yards and 17 touchdowns and 1,224 all-purpose yards on offense and 43 tackles with two interceptions on defense as a junior … Had five 100-yard receiving games and 10 consecutive games with at least one touchdown catch … Caught four touchdown passes for 171 yards with a long play of 71 yards vs. Camp Verde … Caught eight passes for 126 yards and three touchdowns vs. Veritas Prep … Led the Spartans to a 7-4 record and state playoff appearance as a junior … Made 14 receptions for 174 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore … Also competed in track and field … Won a state title in track in 2015 … Competed in the 200-meter dash (23.47) and the spring relays (4x100 and 4x400).

PERSONAL

Born Benjamin James McKeighan on July 14, 1997 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. … Son of Jace and Debra McKeighan … Parents both attended Franklin & Marshall University … Enrolled at Columbia College.

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