Keke Coutee

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Keke Coutee
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Coutee at 2017 Big 12 Media Days
No. 16 – Houston Texans
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1997-01-14) January 14, 1997 (age 21)
Lufkin, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school: Lufkin (TX)
College: Texas Tech
NFL Draft: 2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2018
Receptions: 21
Receiving yards: 196
Receiving touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Key’vantanie "Keke" Coutee (born January 14, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas Tech.

Early years

Coutee attended Lufkin High School in Lufkin, Texas.[1] As a senior at Lufkin, he caught 56 passes for 841 yards. Coutee originally committed in June 2013 to play college football for the Texas Longhorns, but he de-committed in January 2014.[2] He then committed to the Texas Tech Red Raiders in January 2015.[3] He committed to Texas Tech over Oklahoma, Texas, Louisville, Houston, and Tulsa.

College career

As a true freshman at Texas Tech, Coutee played in all 13 games, making two starts, catching 11 passes for 105 yards.[4]

Coutee broke out as a sophomore in 2016. He played in all 12 of Texas Tech's games, catching 55 passes for 890 yards and seven touchdowns,[5] making him Texas Tech's second-leading receiver.[6]

Coutee's breakout as a Red Raider continued as a junior in 2017. In 13 games, he caught 93 passes for 1,429 yards and 10 touchdowns, plus a 92-yard kick return against Baylor. Coutee’s 1,429 receiving yards ranks second in school history for a single season behind Michael Crabtree’s 1,962 in 2007. [7][8] After the season, Coutee declared for the 2018 NFL Draft.[9]

College statistics

Year Team Receiving Rushing Returns
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Ret Yds TD Lng
2015 Texas Tech 11 105 9.5 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Texas Tech 55 890 16.2 80 7 3 2 0.7 6 1 7 81 0 24
2017 Texas Tech 93 1,429 15.1 77 10 5 15 3.0 11 0 8 253 1 92
Career 159 2,424 15.2 80 17 7 15 2.1 11 1 14 350 1 92

Source:[10]

Professional career

Coutee was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[11] The team signed Coutee on May 11 to a four-year contract.[12]

2018 season: Rookie year

Coutee missed the first three games of the 2018 season with a hamstring injury.[13] Coutee made his NFL debut in week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts. He finished the game with 11 receptions for 109 yards. Coutee's 11 receptions are the most receptions in a debut since the AFL–NFL merger.[14] On Sunday Night Football, in a 19-16 overtime victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5, Coutee caught his first NFL touchdown on a 1-yard pass from Deshaun Watson. He finished the game with 6 receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown.[15]

NFL statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD
2018 HOU 2 1 17 160 9.4 19 1 3 0 0 3 0
Career 2 1 17 160 9.4 19 1 3 0 0 3 0

References

  1. ^ Adams, Andy. "Keke Coutee". The Lufkin News. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  2. ^ Brooks, Gabe. "LUFKIN JUNIOR STANDOUT KEKE COUTEE DECOMMITS FROM TEXAS". East Texas Sports Network. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Brooks, Gabe. "Keke Coutee Commits to Texas Tech". Scout.com. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Keke Coutee College Stats". Texas Tech Athletics. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "Keke Coutee 2016 Player Statistics". cfbstats.com. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "2016 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  7. ^ "Keke Coutee 2017 Player Statistics". cfbstats.com. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  8. ^ Cantu, Michael (November 11, 2017). "Tech up 21-7 at halftime". KCBD. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  9. ^ Mirchandani, Akshay. "Texas Tech WR Keke Coutee declares for NFL Draft". SportsDay. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  10. ^ "Keke Coutee Stats - Texas Tech". ESPN. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  11. ^ Wilson, Aaron (April 28, 2018). "Texans take Texas Tech WR Keke Coutee in 4th round". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  12. ^ Wilson, Aaron (May 11, 2018). "Texans sign-fourth round WR Keke Coutee". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  13. ^ Sidhu, Deepl (September 27, 2018). "Is Keke Coutee close to returning?". Houston Texans. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  14. ^ Dougherty, Drew (September 30, 2018). "Keke Coutee makes history in NFL debut". Houston Texans. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  15. ^ Sidhu, Deepi (October 7, 2018). "Keke Coutee scores first TD on Sunday Night Football". Houston Texans. Retrieved October 8, 2018.

External links

  • Texas Tech Red Raiders bio
  • Houston Texans bio
  • Keke Coutee on Twitter
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