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    Former Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and Lafayette High football player Derik Keyes is fulfilling NFL dream as a coach with the Minnesota Vikings.




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    Ragin' Cajuns Re: Derik Keyes Makes It to The NFL

    Glad for him. He was a good kid at N.P. Moss. Good to see him in this position in his life.


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    Default Re: Derik Keyes Makes It to The NFL

    Wow, that makes two former Cajun Football Players in the NFL as Strength and Conditioning Coaches.

    Harold Nash is currently the Head S&C coach for the Detroit Lions and now Derik Keyes is an assistant S&C Coach with the Minnesota Vikings.

    Harold was my next door neighbor in McCullough Dorms in 1988. Harold was a Freshman from ST. Aug at the time and he told me that he was going to walk on to U(s)L football team that year. He went from a Freshman Walk-On to team Captain by his Senior Year and had a tryout with the NY Giants. He went on to have a heck of a CFL career and got started in the NFL as an assistant S&C coach for the New England Patriots, where he was later promoted to S&C Coach. He has at least 2 Super Bowl rings from that time. I have not spoken to Harold in a long time, but he was one of the most genuine and polite guys you would ever want to meet.

    I just looked it up and he has a son that is playing for the University of Memphis, I believe he will be a Sophomore this year. Sucks that we did not get Harold Nash III to play for us, if he is half the player his dad was or has 1/2 the heart, he would have been a great addition to the team.


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    Default Re: Derik Keyes Makes It to The NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by RaginDave View Post
    Wow, that makes two former Cajun Football Players in the NFL as Strength and Conditioning Coaches.

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    At least 3 Cajuns in NFL on S&C staffs

    D'anthony Batiste with the Raiders since last year

    https://www.raiders.com/team/coaches...nthony-batiste

    Hopefully he gets shown on HBO's hard knocks this season

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    Default Re: Derik Keyes Makes It to The NFL

    Cool, I didn't realize Batiste was with the raiders.


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