QB Chuckie Keeton won’t be with Utah State for spring drills

Sep 27, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Utah State Aggies quarterback Chuckie Keeton (16) looks for an open receiver against the San Jose State Spartans during the first quarter at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 27, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Utah State Aggies quarterback Chuckie Keeton (16) looks for an open receiver against the San Jose State Spartans during the first quarter at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

If you had to think of one darkhorse Heisman Trophy candidate for the 2014 college football season, the name Chuckie Keeton of the Utah State Aggies may come to mind. However, still recovering from a gruesome knee injury, Keeton won’t be beginning that journey this spring with the team.

Last season in a game against the BYU Cougars in October, Keeton suffered unfortunate tears of both his ACL and MCL. While his rehab isn’t going badly by any means, the team fully expects him to return in time for summer camp to begin so they can pursue that Mountain West Conference title they came so dangerously close to winning last year, even without Keeton under center.

But the fact remains, their best chance for success is with Keeton running the show on the offensive side of the ball and giving him the rest for the spring is absolutely the right move heading into the season.

Spring practice for the Aggies begins next week with 15 sessions scheduled.

Topics: Chuckie Keeton, Football, Utah State Aggies

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