Case Keenum has undergone a metamorphosis of sorts. The year 2017 saw him come out of spate of failures that threatened his career. There is no denying that his path to starter of a 13-3 team has been a well-documented storyline for the Vikings in 2017. It has been a rise that no one expected and has apparently taken even his ardent supporters and himself by surprise.
He seems to be enjoying the sunshine right now. Case Keenum told the readers of the The Players’ Tribune “I’ve got an organization that believes in me, and a system that I can succeed in…I’ve got this great group of close-knit teammates, who have become this great group of close-knit friends. And I’m living in this amazing community — that loves, and lives, and breathes football.”
It must be added that that in the past Vikings QB Case Keenum has been a perfect punchline of many a jokes due to a spate of flops that he endured over the years. We shouldn’t ignore the fact that the player who is hogging the limelight right now went undrafted after his college days and has been shipped around the league since signing as a free agent with the Texans in 2012.
It must be noted here that despite numerous flops and uninspiring performances, it is his family that has helped him concentrate on his game and supported him emotionally.
A native of Brownwood, Texas, Keenum is the son of Steve Keenum has been born in a family with football tradition. Steve Keenum served as an offensive lineman and later as head football coach and athletic director at McMurry. Case Keenum’s father, known for an aggressive passing offensive strategy, was also head coach at Sul Ross State, offensive coordinator at Tarleton State, and offensive line coach at Hardin–Simmons. He married Kimberly Caddell in June 2011.
— Case Keenum (@casekeenum7) April 4, 2017
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— BigCountryFCA (@BigCountryFCA) February 20, 2015
Case Keenum married Kimberly Caddell, his childhood sweetheart. It is well-documented that the two met in high school and were engaged during Keenum’s record-breaking college career at Houston. In fact, Keenum credits Kimberly with keeping him on track during college, particularly after he tore his ACL in 2010. Case and Kimberly tied the knot in 2011, just before the NCAA granted him a sixth season of eligibility.