Indiana State senior running back Ja’Quan Keys’ career at ISU is over after suffering a hip injury on Saturday against Southern Illinois. He has 948 yards on the year and his 13 touchdowns rank 3rd in school history. Keys will also continue to work toward his master’s degree at Indiana State. Indiana State athletics issued a release after speaking with the running back.
“Football at Indiana State has meant a lot to me. It’s been like a family the whole time I’ve been here and it’s nice to be a part of something that is like that,” Keys noted. “For some of us, football is all we have and when something like this happens, it’s nice to have a family to lean on,” Keys said.
“This year, I feel like I finally got an opportunity to show what working hard can do. Everyone that’s on the field has the talent to play at this level, but you still have to put in the hard work to be successful and it shows that players at Indiana State can be just as successful as anywhere else in the country,” he said. Titus McCoy and Chris Childers will be relied on to fill the void at running back going forward. The Sycamores head to Youngstown State on Saturday at 2 pm.