Undrafted former UH QB Keenum signs with Texans

Houston quarterback Case Keenum (7) makes a pass during the first half of the TicketCity Bowl NCAA college football game against Penn State, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
April 30, 2012 5:43:50 PM PDT
The newest addition to the Houston Texans is probably one of the most recognizable names in the Bayou City.

University of Houston Quarterback Case Keenum didn't get drafted, but he will get his shot at the NFL. He signed with the Texans on Sunday as a free agent.

UH students and Texans fans are excited about a "local boy" joining the big leagues.

"We need something new to set us in this season, and we are Super Bowl bound," fan ReNita Martin said.

"Local boys know what we need because they've kept an eye on us for quite awhile, so it's awesome and were excited," fan Evelyn Golden said.

Keenum holds most of the NCAA passing records. In college, he threw for 19,217 yards and found the end zone 155 times.

Now, he's out to prove he can do it at the highest level. He will be vying for playing time with Texans starter Matt Schaub and back-up T.J. Yates.

One of Keenum's main targets with the Cougars, Patrick Edwards, signed a free agent contract with the Detroit Lions.


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