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Keegan Brewer retires one helmet and picks up another

Keegan Brewer retires one helmet and picks up another

Keegan Brewer retires one helmet and picks up another
January 23
14:31 2019

Keegan Brewer, a North Texas Mean Green redshirt sophomore wide receiver, has officially ended his football career and accepted a job opening in Frisco as a firefighter.

Brewer attended high school locally at Lake Dallas High, where, as a receiver and cornerback, he led the Falcons to the Texas state semifinals and won District 6-5A’s District MVP by a unanimous vote.

Fresh out of high school and without a Division I scholarship, Brewer quit football and pursued firefighting for the first time. In December 2015, Brewer signed a letter of intent to play with the Kansas Jayhawks.

Brewer played in all 12 games with the Jayhawks as a true freshman and totaled 15 receptions and 86 yards on the season. Brewer then transferred to North Texas, where he took his redshirt year his sophomore year to appease the transfer rules of the NCAA.

The wideout received national attention in the 2018 football season when he returned a designed fake punt return 90 yards to the end zone against Arkansas.

“One of them actually asked me, ‘Why didn’t they blow the whistle,’” Brewer said in an interview with the Daily. “I didn’t say anything, and as soon as he passed me, I knew it was go time.”

Brewer is the second wide receiver to leave the program this off-season after teammate, Jalen Guyton, declared for the NFL Draft earlier this month.

Brewer finished the 2018 season with seven receptions for 108 yards and served as the team’s punt return specialist, field 12 punts for 134 total return yards. At the conclusion of the season, Brewer was an honorable mention to the All-Conference USA team as a punt returner.

Brewer will be leaving the team after one season playing with the Mean Green and will relocate to Frisco, where UNT’s New Campus is.

Featured Image: The Mean Green celebrate after sophomore Keegan Brewer scored a touchdown on a fake punt return in a game against the University of Arkansas on Sept. 15 at Arkansas. File. 

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