Kenney Keys Jr. (Picture: Inside the Rebels/Twitter ). LAS VEGAS( FOX5)-. Former University of Nevada, Las Vegas football safety Kenny Keys Jr. passed away Friday, inning accordance with the Clark County Coroner’s Workplace.
Keys was born on Feb. 25, 1993, to Syvonne McNair and Kenny Keys Sr. He was the older sibling of fellow Rebel Kendal Keys, who is a senior at the university, at pass receiver for the Rebels.
” I was sad to understand the death of Kenny Keys,” UNLV Football Head Coach Tony Sanchez stated. “It undoubtedly hurts even more when you lose among your very own. Kenny was a fantastic Rebel who played his heart out on the field and was a highly appreciated teammate and person. We are ravaged about the loss of this young man and wish his household, particularly our own Kendal. He will be truly missed out on.”
The coroner listed his cause of death as a suicide.
UNLV’s website described Keys as a skilled and “intriguingly sized athlete.” Keys was listed as the starter totally free safety heading into his last season in 2015.
According to Inside the Rebels, Keys appeared in a total of 53 games between 2012 and 2016, including earning a medical red shirt in 2013. He finished his profession at UNLV with 206 deals with and 3 interceptions.
The university offered counseling services for trainee professional athletes and staff, Inside the Rebels reported.
” The Rebel Household’s hearts are heavy after finding out about the loss of previous UNLV football gamer Kenny Keys,” UNLV Director of Sports Desiree Reed-Francois stated. “Our ideas and prayers are with his more youthful brother Kendal and the entire Keys household. Numerous others on our existing team also played along with Kenny and have lost a pal and former colleague.”
A GoFundMe was developed by Kendal to assist spend for his older sibling’s funeral services. Anyone who wishes to contribute can
do so here. The Nevada Coalition for Suicide Avoidance works to connect individuals to essential resources in hopes that all neighborhoods will be free from suicide. For more information on the coalition, click here.
The Suicide Avoidance Lifeline can be reached by calling 1-800-273-8255.
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