Personal:Post-Training Camp 2007 Update: Keller is fully recovered from the shoulder surgery he had in the spring and is once again Purdue's starting tight end.
Career: Ranks tied for 19th on Purdue career receiving touchdowns list with nine ... has two 100-yard receiving games.
2006: Honorable mention All-Big Ten (media) ... appeared in all 14 games, including 12 starts ... third on team with 56 receptions for 771 receiving yards (13.8 average) ... third on squad with four receiving touchdowns ... 771 receiving yards are second-most among tight ends in school history while 56 receptions are fourth-most ... named John Mackey Tight End of the Week after having four receptions for career-high 148 yards and a touchdown vs. Ball State on Sept. 16 ... had catches of 60 and 69 yards in that game ... caught career-high six balls for 119 yards vs. Minnesota on Sept. 23 ... equaled career high of six receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown at Northwestern on Oct. 14 ... had third six-catch game for 69 yards and a career-high two touchdowns at Hawai'i on Nov. 25.
2005: Appeared in 10 games as reserve and on special teams ... had 13 catches for 128 yards (9.8 average) and three touchdowns ... had season-high three receptions for 53 yards and first two-touchdown game of career vs. Akron on Sept. 10 ... missed game at Minnesota on Sept. 24 with sprained ankle ... had season-high tying three catches for 21 yards and a touchdown at Wisconsin on Oct. 22 and three catches for 18 yards at Indiana on Nov. 19.
2004: Moved from wide receiver to tight end ... appeared in nine games, including one start ... had five receptions for 102 yards (20.4 average) with two touchdowns ... caught 47-yard touchdown pass vs. Syracuse on Sept. 4 ... had season-high three receptions for 41 yards vs. Ball State on Sept. 11 ... started vs. Ohio State on Nov. 13 and caught game-winning 14-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Orton with 2:17 to go in game.
2003: Did not play.
High School: Named one of top 50 receivers in nation by Street & Smith's and first team all-state as senior after setting state records with 113 receptions and 1,804 yards (16.0 average) with 22 touchdowns ... runner-up for state's top receiver award and finalist for Mr. Football ... named area Co-Offensive Player of the Year by Journal & Courier ... coach was Fred Kutruff ... also participated in basketball and track and field ... captured state high jump championship as senior, clearing 6-9 in a steady rain, after finishing second his junior year with a personal-best 6-10.
Personal: Given name is Dustin Kendall Keller ... born Sept. 25, 1984 ... organizational leadership and supervision major ... enjoys playing all sports ... late father, Willie Jr., played basketball at Moorehead State College ... mother, Maureen, and grandmother, Linda Orr, are Purdue graduates ... grandfather, Dale Mulvey, played on 1952 Purdue football team that won Big Ten championship ... brothers, Dwight and Drew, attended Purdue ... great grandfather, Robert P. Siskind, was electrical engineering professor at Purdue.
The good: This mobile tight end has performed exceptionally well as a receiver in Purdue's multiple offense. He was also used as a slot receiver and H-back. He gave an outstanding performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, including a 4.55 in the 40-yard dash. He has a high level of development in all aspects of receiving: line release, route-running, defense recognition, hands and run-after-the-catch speed.
The bad: He needs significant improvement as an inline blocker. His ability to block for the running game is not up to NFL standards and may limit his ability to win a starting job. He needs to take better angles and use his quickness and natural knee bend to get better leverage. He lacks the explosiveness and power to be more than a wall off blocker. His body type is not that of a traditional tight end.
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