Date of Birth: 27/04/1990
Club: Gold Coast FC
Games (Goals): 11 (3)
Recruited From: 2014 NAB AFL Rookie Draft, Pick 42 from South Adelaide (SANFL)
Keegan is a matured age ruckman who was rookie drafted by the Gold Coast Suns at the end of the 2014 season after a terrific year for the South Adelaide Football Club in the SANFL competition, which included him winning the club Best & Fairest.
An outstanding sportsman as a junior, Keegan had to make the tough choice between a promising Basketball or Football career. However unlike many before him, Keegan made his decision much later in life after turning down a few offers to go to America on a College Basketball Scholarship, before shifting his entire focus to footy in his 20’s.
No doubt querying his decision at times, Keegan’s choice of AFL was justified when he made his senior debut for the Suns in 2015 during their Round 9 against the reigning Premiers, Hawthorn. Keegan added a further two senior games to his tally before he was struck down with a blood clot in his arm which was a scary time for him and his family. However after a few bouts of surgery and medication, Keegan bounced back to full health in 2016, playing 8 games for the Suns in what was a tough year for the club.
eegan is looking forward to a full AFL preseason before taking on the 2017 season.