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32 Keith Payne
Keith  Payne

RS Junior

Herndon, Va.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 243


HIGH SCHOOL: Powerful ball carrier at Oakton HS for coach Joe Thompson ... SuperPrep All-America ... third-team EA Sports All-American ... 3 stars by and ... PrepStar All-Atlantic Region ... rated the No. 21 running back in the country by SuperPrep ... No. 91 on's East Region Hot 100 ... Orlando Sentinel All-South ... ranked as the eighth-best player in Virginia by SuperPrep and the Roanoke Times, 12th by, 18th on the Charlottesville Daily Progress "Gold List," 20th by and 25th by ... had a huge senior year in leading his team to the state championship in the highest classification, its first state title, with a 12-2 record ... named Class AAA Player of the Year by the Associated Press ... first-team All-State by the Associated Press and the coaches association ... Times Community Newspapers All-Around Player of the Year ... DC Examiner Player of the Year ... first-team All-Examiner ... Sun Gazette Offensive Player of the Year ... ... first-team Washington Post All-Met ... Concorde District Player of the Year ... first-team All-Northern Region ... 273 rushes for 2059 yards and 26 touchdowns ... also caught two touchdown passes ... had four 200-yard games ... played every down in the state championship game against undefeated Lansdowne ... rushed for a career-high 250 yards on 25 carries and scored four touchdowns ... defensively he shadowed Percy Harvin from his outside linebacker spot and held him to just 49 total yards of offense ... led his team to the region title with 247 yards and five touchdowns in the regional title game ... was an honorable mention Washington Post All-Met selection as a junior ... named first-team all-region and all-district as his team won the district championship with a 10-2 record ... had 157 carries for more than 1100 yards and 17 touchdowns ... also caught 13 passes for 240 yards and two more scores ... a member of the state champion lacrosse team as a junior.

PERSONAL: Son of Kim and Keith Payne.


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