Versatility has been Kyle McKeen’s trademark for Northwestern. During the first half of his senior season and the throughout his junior year, McKeen has shown an array of all-around skills.
Last week’s game was a good example. McKeen, a wide receiver and defensive back, had three receptions, including touchdown catches of 13 and 14 yards while helping the Wildcats to a 48-7 victory. He also returned a punt 54 yards for a score in the game.
In Northwestern’s 26-19 victory over Girard Sept. 14, McKeen showed two other aspects of his game. He had a crucial interception in the end zone on the final play. Earlier in that game, he completed a 44-yard touchdown pass to quarterback Grant Panko. It was the second consecutive year that McKeen has thrown a TD pass to Panko.
Through four games, McKeen has eight receptions for 162 yards — a 20.3-yard average — and four touchdowns. His contributions have been a key reason why Northwestern is off to a 3-1 start.
Who is the Breakout Football Player of the Week?
- Kyle McKeen, Northwestern (21%, 309 Votes)
- Damion Terry, Cathedral Prep (13%, 197 Votes)
- Marcus Erdman, General McLane (13%, 196 Votes)
- Shannon Jackson, Fairview (10%, 146 Votes)
- Matt Cragg, Corry (9%, 137 Votes)
- Brandon Roda, Iroquois (7%, 98 Votes)
- Ethan Moody, Maplewood (5%, 76 Votes)
- Kellen Gursky, Reynolds (5%, 70 Votes)
- Austin Jerman, Warren (4%, 62 Votes)
- Ryan Currie, Slippery Rock (2%, 33 Votes)
- DeShawn Coleman, Hickory (2%, 29 Votes)
- Aaron Lundmark, Eisenhower (1%, 21 Votes)
- Garrett Brown, DuBois (1%, 20 Votes)
- Austin Andrews, Cochranton (1%, 19 Votes)
- Luke Patten, West Middlesex (1%, 13 Votes)
- Tyler Donati, Wilmington (1%, 12 Votes)
- Forrest Wested, Franklin (1%, 11 Votes)
- Nate Kokoski, Lakeview (0%, 7 Votes)
- DeWayne Burns, Farrell (0%, 6 Votes)
- Luke Houpt, Greenville (3%, 6 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,467