#4 Matt Keener | Defensive Back
Hometown: El Segundo, Calif.
Previous School: El Segundo HS
Major: Psychology and Behavioral Science
Keener earned an increased role at defensive back while also getting opportunities as a punt returner ... made 31 total tackles, including 3.5 for loss, and three pass break ups ... led the team with 138 punt return yards on 13 attempts for a 10.6 average ... made eight tackles at Hastings on Sept. 13 ... made two stops for loss in the win over Dordt on Oct. 4.
Keener enjoyed a solid season in his role as reserve corner, making 12 total tackles to go with two interceptions, a pass break up and a forced fumble ... picked off a pass and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown in the win at Dakota State on 9-28-13 ... added his second interception one week later in the victory at Dordt ... collected a season best four tackles in the win vs. Midland on 9-21-13.
Lettered for three years and started for two years under head coach Steve Shevlin at El Segundo High School ... named first team all-conference as a senior and second team all-conference as a junior ... received Impact Player of the Year and Lions All-Star Player ... led the Eagles to the playoffs in each of his final three seasons as a prep ... participated in baseball and track and field for two years each.
Son of Robert and Mary Keener ... born in Bellflower, Calif., on Oct. 9, 1995 ... has two sisters, both older ... enjoys music.