Marvin Leroy Keyes (born February 18, 1947) is a former American football running back and safety who played five seasons in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs. He was drafted by the Eagles in the first round of the 1969 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue. He was an All-American as a halfback on offense and played corner on defense and returned kicks and punts. He also played both ways for Philadelphia before settling in as a solid strong safety.
Keyes played college football at Purdue University, where he was an All-American in 1967 and 1968, and finished second on the 1968 Heisman Trophy voting. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1990. In his very first collegiate game, played on national television against eventual national champion Notre Dame, Keyes made his presence known by returning a fumble 94 yards for a touchdown. He played in the January 1967 Rose Bowl game, which Purdue won by 14-13 over USC.
Keyes is a member of The Pigskin Club Of Washington, D.C. National Intercollegiate All-American Football Players Honor Roll.
Keyes was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the third pick in the 1969 NFL Draft. He played for the Eagles from 1969–1972.
Kansas City Chiefs
Keyes played for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1973.
Keyes has recently retired from the John Purdue Club as Assistant Director for the Purdue Boilermakers.
On December 30, 2010, Keyes was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Pasadena Convention Center.