March 14, 2011

Getting to Know: Defensive Back Keith Baxter

Thoughts and opinions:

Who is your favorite football player of all-time?

"Deion Sanders."

What is the best football team you've ever seen?

"2001 Miami Hurricanes."

Favorite NFL team?

"Miami Dolphins."

An up close and personal look:

Did you ever have an embarrassing moment playing football?

"Getting cracked back my junior year against Palmetto."

5. What has been the most memorable moment on the football field so far in your career?

"Running a running back down against coral reef to save the game."

6. Do you have a pre-game ritual?

"Listen to my Ipod and spread my uniform out--gotta look good."

Thoughts on Marshall:

What position will you be playing at Marshall?

"Cornerback, kick return, punt return or safety."

Are you expecting to redshirt your first year at Marshall?

"No, not being cocky but I'm coming to play-- that's all I know."

What will you bring to Marshall as far as a strong point?

"Bring the swagger, confidence, and playmaking ability that they're missing at the defensive back position."

What is the one thing you need to work on to play at the next level?

"Ball skills need to improve."

How often do you work out and what is your routine?

"Workout everyday no days off."

Personal preferences:

What do you do in your spare time?

"Play video games and hang out with friends."

13. What food do you like the best?

"Steak and fish."

What is your favorite television show?

"NFL Total Access or Martin."

Do you have a favorite movie?


What's your favorite song or musical artist?

"Young Jeezy."

Do you have a nickname?

"KJ, KB, or Young Jizzle."

Do you have a major picked out yet?

"Criminal Justice or Law Studies."

Have you met all of the academic requirements to enroll at Marshall?

"Yes sir."

A look at the recruiting process:

What one thing was the determining factor in your picking Marshall?

"Playing early and Marshall is my family."

Did the Marshall coaches do anything unique in their recruiting?

"They were straight up and real with me."

Is there a Marshall coach that you feel especially close to?

"My main man Coach Seider."

Did you make friends with any current players at Marshall or incoming freshmen during the process? Who and what did you like about him/them?

"Mostly all of them."

What school would you have chosen if you hadn't decided in favor of Marshall?


The future and goals for Marshall and beyond:

What number would you like to wear at Marshall?

"1,2, or 6."

What is your goal for next year?

"Freshman All-American."

Are you planning to attend the Green-White spring game?


Would you like to say anything to the Marshall fans?

"I'm excited and just ready to win."

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