Keith Tandy

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Keith Tandy
No. 37 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-12) February 12, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth: Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Christian County High School
College: West Virginia
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 174
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 150
Sacks: 1.0
Forced fumbles: 1
Interceptions: 8
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Jordan Keith Tandy (born February 12, 1989) is an American football safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at West Virginia.

High school career[edit]

Tandy attended Christian County High School in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.[1] While there he played quarterback.[1] For his career, he passed for 8,609 yards and 90 touchdowns.[1] As a senior, he rushed for 1,007 yards and intercepted four passes on defense.[1]

College career[edit]

Tandy then attended West Virginia University (WVU) where he majored in forensic and investigative sciences.[1]

He redshirt his freshman year. In 2008, as a redshirt freshman, he appeared in six games, recording six tackles (four solo).[2] In 2009 as a redshirt sophomore, he started all 13 games, recording 61 tackles (43 solo), four tackles-for-loss and three interceptions. His interceptions tied for 10th in the Big East with three interceptions and 14th with seven passes defensed.[1]

In 2010 as a redshirt junior, he started all 13 games, recording 57 tackles (38 solo), two tackles-for-loss, six interceptions, 11 passes defensed and one forced fumble.[2] For the season, he was finished 10th in the nation in interceptions, and first in the Big East.[1] He was also named Second team All-American by SI.com and Third team All-American by Rivals.com.[1] As a redshirt senior in 2011, he started all 13 games, recording 64 tackles (50 solo), two tackles-for-loss, four interceptions and nine passes defensed.[2] His four interceptions led the team and ranked third in the Big East.[1] While at West Virginia he was also a three-time Big East academic All-Star.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

West Virginia Mountaineers career statistics[2]
Year Team GP/GS Tackles Sacks Pass defense Fumbles Safeties TDs
Solo Ast Total TFL No Int PD FF FR
2007 WVU 0 / 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 WVU 6 / 0 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 WVU 13 / 13 43 18 61 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2010 WVU 13 / 13 38 19 57 2 0 6 11 1 0 0 0
2011 WVU 13 / 13 50 14 64 2 0 4 9 0 0 0 0
Career 45 / 40 135 53 188 8 0 13 20 2 0 0 0

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 197 lb 4.51 s 1.49 s 2.57 s 4.29 s 6.91 s 35 in 10 ft 0 in 16 reps
All values from WVU pro day. [3]

Tandy was selected in the sixth round (174th overall) in the 2012 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On May 10, 2012 he signed his four-year rookie contract.[4]

As a rookie in 2012, Tandy appeared in nine games. He recorded three tackles.[5] In 2013, he appeared in all 16 games, starting five. He recorded 40 tackles (31 solo), three passes defensed, three interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.[5] In 2014, he appeared in 15 games. He recorded eight tackles, one pass defensed and one interception.[5] In 2015, he appeared in 14 games with two starts. He recorded 42 tackles (28 solo), one sack and one pass defensed.[5]

On March 8, 2016, Tandy re-signed with the Buccaneers.[6] In his first start of the season in Week 13 against the Chargers, Tandy picked off Philip Rivers in the end zone with 2:50 left on the clock to seal the Buccaneers' 28-21 win.[7] The following week against the Saints, Tandy once again had a game-winning interception on fourth down with less than a minute on a clock to seal the Buccaneers' 16-11 win.

Career statistics[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[5][8]
Year Team GP/GS Tackles Sacks Pass defense Fumbles Safeties TDs
Solo Ast Total TFL No Int PD FF FR
2012 TB 9 / 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 TB 16 / 5 31 9 40 -- 0 3 3 1 1 0 0
2014 TB 15 / 0 8 0 8 -- 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2015 TB 14 / 2 28 14 42 -- 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Career 54 / 7 70 23 93 -- 1 4 5 1 1 0 0

Personal life[edit]

Tandy is the son of Joyce Jordan.[1] While playing for the Buccaneers, he has helped numerous charities as well as helped support the United States Armed Forces troops.[1] While at West Virginia, he was roommates with teammate and fellow future Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2012 draft pick Najee Goode.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Keith Tandy Tampa Bay Buccaneers bio". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Keith Tandy College Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Keith Tandy, DS #21 CB, West Virginia". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Keith Tandy Transactions". FoxSports.com. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Keith Tandy SS for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers". NFL.com. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  6. ^ Philipse, Sander (March 8, 2016). "Buccaneers release Bruce Carter, re-sign Keith Tandy". BucsNation.com. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ Auman, Greg (December 4, 2016). "Notebook: Keith Tandy seals win with big INT". TheLedger.com. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Keith Tandy NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 

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