Steve Keim

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Steve Keim
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Keim in 2016
Arizona Cardinals
Position: General manager
Personal information
Born: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Career information
High school: Red Land Senior High School
College: North Carolina State University
Career history
As player:
As administrator:
  • Arizona Cardinals (1999–2005)
    Regional scout
  • Arizona Cardinals (2006–2007)
    Director of College Scouting
  • Arizona Cardinals (2008–2011)
    Director of Player Personnel
  • Arizona Cardinals (2012)
    Vice President of Player Personnel
  • Arizona Cardinals (2013–present)
    General manager

Steve Keim is an American football executive and former player who is the current general manager of the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was promoted to the position in January 2013 after spending the previous 14 years in various executive positions for the Cardinals.

College career[edit]

Keim played for North Carolina State University, where he started 36 consecutive games at left guard. He was a two-time all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection and was named the offensive freshman of the year in 1991. During Keim’s senior year, he was named captain and the N.C. State offensive line MVP. [1]

Professional career[edit]

Keim signed with the Miami Dolphins (NFL) in 1996, and Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) in 1997.

Executive career[edit]

Keim at a fundraiser in Phoenix, Arizona

Keim originally joined the Arizona Cardinals in May 1999 as a college scout in the east. He was promoted to Director of College Scouting in 2006 and later to Director of Player Personnel in 2008. In May 2012, Keim was promoted to Vice President of Player Personnel before being named General Manager on January 8, 2013.[2]

For the 2013 season, Keim was selected as Pro Football Talk’s NFL Executive of the Year.[3]

For the 2014 season, Keim was selected as NFL Executive of the Year by The Sporting News and back to back years by Pro Football Talk

On February 23, 2015, Arizona Cardinals announced a new 4-year deal with Keim which will keep him with the Cardinals through the 2018 season.[4]

On February 12, 2018, Arizona Cardinals announced that Keim signed a contract extension with them through the 2022 season.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Keim currently resides in Chandler, Arizona with his wife, Kimberly, daughter Sloane, and sons Carson, Brady and Warner. Keim is a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and is of German descent.

Legal issues[edit]

On July 4th, 2018, Keim was cited for extreme DUI after reportedly blowing a .19 in Chandler, Arizona.[6][7] Keim subsequently pleaded guilty on July 17th, 2018. The Cardinals suspended Keim for five weeks and fined him $200,000 as a result of the conviction.

Awards and honors[edit]

Keim was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arizona Cardinals: Steve Keim, General Manager". Arizona Cardinals. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Arizona Cardinals: Steve Keim, General Manager". Arizona Cardinals. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
  3. ^ Mike Florio (14 January 2014). "PFT's 2013 Executive of the Year". Profootballtalk.com.
  4. ^ "Bruce Arians, GM get 4-year deals". ESPN. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  5. ^ Patra, Kevin. "Cardinals sign GM Steve Keim to extension through '22". NFL.com. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "Cardinals GM Steve Keim cited for driving under the influence". ESPN. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Cardinals GM Steve Keim cited for DUI on July 4". NFL. Retrieved 8 July 2018.

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