Northwestern Oklahoma State University head football coach Keith Barefield has recently announced the signing of Keaton Callins of Guthrie to play football for the Rangers for the upcoming 2009 season.
Callins, a senior quarterback from Guthrie High School, was part of the all-time winning class in Guthrie BlueJay football. He passed for more yards and touchdowns than anyone in BlueJay football history while being coached by former Ranger football player Rafe Watkins.
“The addition of Keaton Callins helps to round out our recruiting class for 2009 and adds to the growing list of former BlueJays on our roster,” remarked Barefield. “The best quality about Keaton is that he is a winner on and off the field. He comes from a great program and has received excellent coaching. We expect Keaton to come into camp this fall and compete for the quarterback job.”
Callins, who was part of the 2007 State Championship team, became the all-time passing quarterback for a single season and career, as well as the all-time touchdown passer in Guthrie history.
The quarterback finished his senior season with 2,352 passing yards to up his career total to 3,544 yards. Callins completed 219-of-348 passes for a 63% completion percentage. He set the record for most touchdowns thrown for in a single season and career. In 2008, Callins threw for 31 touchdowns and in 2007 he completed 16 touchdown passes for a total of 47 career scores.
Posted on Mon, April 27, 2009
by Ryan Hintergardt