KEIHN IN THE NEWS
- Video feature on ESPN's College Gameday (9/2/17)
- After 14 years, Maryland's Keihn will surprise his mother in Liberia (6/29/17)
- Keihn left war-torn Liberia for Maryland as a child. He longs for his mother to join him (9/29/16)
As a Junior (2017): Appeared in all 12 games, totaling six tackles ... had a pair of tackles in back-to-back weeks against Indiana (10/28) and Rutgers (11/4).
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2016): Appeared in 10 games, totaling 24 tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss ... Posted three tackles vs. Michigan State (10/22) ... Notched career-high eight tackles at Penn State (10/8) ... Had three tackles against Purdue (10/1) ... Totaled two tackles at FIU (9/9) ... Made five tackles, including 2.0 TFL, in Maryland debut vs. Howard (9/3).
As a Sophomore (2015): Transferred to Maryland in the summer of 2015 ... sat out due to NCAA transfer policy ... named defensive scout team player of the week for preparation Bowling Green (9/12).
As a Freshman at Virginia Tech (2014): Played in all 13 games … Logged 127 plays on special teams and five plays on defense … Had two tackles on the season … Was in on seven special teams play in the opener against William & Mary … Saw action on special teams at Ohio State and against East Carolina … Logged 11 plays on special teams against Georgia Tech … Was in at defensive end as well as on special teams against Western Michigan … Saw action on 14 special teams plays at North Carolina … Was in on 11 special teams plays at Pitt … Saw action on special teams against Miami … Made a tackle while in on special teams against Boston College … Was in on one play on defense and also contributed on special teams at Duke … Saw action on 10 special teams plays at Wake Forest … Was in on 13 plays on special teams against Virginia and five against Cincinnati in the Military Bowl … Posted a 360-pound bench press and a 450-pound squat in spring max testing.
High School: Played for Coach Biff Poggi at the Gilman School … An Under Armour All-America Game selection … Named to the Baltimore Sun All-Metro first team his junior and senior seasons … A two-time consensus all-state selection … Had 85 tackles, including 16 for loss and nine sacks, and two forced fumbles as a senior … Listed as the No. 226 overall prospect in the country, the No. 16 outside linebacker in the nation and the No. 4 prospect in Maryland by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 20 weakside defensive end in the country and the No. 9 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 55 outside linebacker in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 53 outside linebacker in the country, the No. 77 player in his region and the No. 12 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Also played basketball, winning four state titles, and ran track.
Personal: Melvin Manneh Keihn … Born June 21, 1995, in Monrovia, Liberia … Son of Bainda and Satta Keihn … escaped war-torn Liberia at 8 years old ... father, Bainda, had been in America since 1999 ... Melvin returned to home country in July of 2017 for first time to see his mother, Satta, who remained in Liberia ... gave mother Maryland gear, newspaper clipping and locket ... also brought IPad to show family game highlights ... spoke to kids at Monrovia (capital of Liberia) Football Academy about experience in America.
Tackles - 8 (at Penn State, 10/8/16)
Solo Tackles - 4 (vs. Howard, 9/3/16)
Tackles for Loss - 2.0 (vs. Howard, 9/3/16)