Tecumseh standout two-way player Keegan Plumley is expected to be one of the most productive players in the Shawnee area this fall.
The 6-foot-4, 225 senior plays tight end and defensive end. Tecumseh head coach Ty Bullock called Plumley a “long, rangy athlete who plays with extreme effort.”
“Keegan is the hardest worker on the team and will play with max effort all the time,” Bullock said. “He will have a huge impact on both sides of the ball. He will cause problems with his athleticism and tenacity.”
Plumley also stars at center for the Savages basketball team; but if you ask him, he was born for Friday night lights.
“When I’m out on that field and the lights are on and I know everyone’s watching is just the best feeling,” Plumley said.
Plumley has been playing the game as long as he can remember. He picked up basketball as a side sport at about 8 years old when a family friend who coached helped him develop his talents. He has dreams of playing football collegiately.
On his work ethic: “I think I was just brought up like that.”
“My family’s helped me a lot,” Plumley said. He cited one of his favorite bible verses in Colossians 3:23, “‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.’ I think just knowing this makes me try to be tenacious at everything I do.”
Plumley especially enjoys playing both sides of the ball.
“I would say I love being on the field as much as possible. I’m very proud to play both sides,” Plumley said. “I love being a part of every down. Absolutely, it requires me to stay in good shape. I’m in good shape year-round just working for the next football game.”