State Senate honors Tyrone Keys

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State Sen. John Horhn and the Mississippi State Senate honored former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Tyrone Keys, a member of the Super Bowl XX winning Bears with a presentation of Senate Resolution 547 for Keys community involvement and career success.

 Keys, played six seasons with Chicago and went on to play with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Diego Chargers.

In high school Keys was a member of the Callaway High School Chargers of Jackson, Mississippi who in 1975 won all 12 of their regular season games and won the Big 8 Conference Championship. Keys was a standout defensive tackle at Mississippi State University for four years and made a last minute tackle in 1980 of Alabama’s quarterback that caused a fumble, giving Mississippi State a 6-3 victory over the number 1 ranked Alabama.

Keys of Tampa, Fla., is pictured with Senator John Horhn and Key’s mother, Johnnie Ruth Keys of Jackson.

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