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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Orangeburg native, MEAC Defensive Player of Year Pough has eye on NFL
KEITH POUGH (Courtesy Howard University Athletics)
ORANGEBURG, South Carolina -- Keith Pough’s Facebook wall provides a window into a world filled with positivity.
The words he posts there seem to always fall into one of two categories — faith and motivation.
It is a side that belies what Pough can be on the football field. There, between the white lines, he morphs into a monster.
For the past four seasons at Howard, the 6-foot-2, 240-pounder — an Orangeburg native who played at Scott’s Branch High School — has wreaked havoc on the MEAC. Over the course of the past four years, he has amassed 341 tackles, 71 for loss. And his standout career culminated last season with a 72-tackle — 10 for loss — 3-1/2-sack performance that earned him MEAC Defensive Player of the Year honors and made NFL personnel take notice.