Davidson College in North Carolina announced last week that Kerry Keith of Falls Church will be one of the four people to make up the 22nd induction class to the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Keith will be honored for football and wrestling.
He was a two-sport standout as a fullback on the football team and a star on the wrestling squad. Twice he led the Davidson Wildcats in rushing, first with 719 yards on 155 carries (4.6 avg.) in 1967, then with 377 yards on 121 yards in 1968. Keith also scored nine touchdowns as a sophomore, tying the school record at the time.
He finished his career with 1,378 yards rushing (14th all-time) on 353 attempts as well as 16 touchdowns, plus 19 receptions for 225 yards. On the mats, Keith advanced to the national tournament in 1968, earning Davidson’s first-ever points at the national meet with a first-round victory. He was the Southern Conference (SoCon) champion at 191 pounds as a senior, one of only six individuals ever to win a SoCon title.