MOUNT PLEASANT - Red Keith (Franklin, Ga./Heard County HS) has been named the Central Michigan University Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
Keith, a senior linebacker on the football team, was named Mid-American Conference West Division Defensive Player of the Week after recording 10 tackles, intercepting a pass and forcing a fumble in the Chippewas' 35-10 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday. His forced fumble set up a 99-yard touchdown drive that allowed CMU to go in front, 14-0, in the first quarter. It was the fourth straight game, and 18th time in his career, Keith has been credited with 10 tackles in a single game.
Each week, one CMU student-athlete will be named the CMU Scholar-Athlete of the Week.