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Keon Cunningham
Keon Cunningham

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Edgefield, S.C.

High School:
Strom Thurmond HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
S


#4 Keon Cunningham 6-1 / 200 / S Senior Edgefield, S.C. Strom Thurmond HS

2009 (Jr.): Played in all 11 games, starting the final two contests of the season (Presbyterian and Charleston Southern ... Finished the season with 22 tackles (16 solo) with three pass breakups ... Added a 13-yard interception return versus North Carolina A&T ... Closed the season well, getting two PBU versus Gardner-Webb, logging six tackles versus Presbyterian and recording three stops with a PBU versus Charleston Southern.

2008 (So.): Played in all 12 games, starting 10 of them ... Recorded 42 tackles with 23 solo shots, 2.0 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, a team-high three interceptions and five pass breakups ... His three interceptions tied for second in the Big South while his five pass breakups tied for seventh ... Recorded tackles in 11 contests, including a season-high five in four separate games ... Had five tackles and one interception in the victory at North Carolina A&T ... Also posted five tackles each at VMI, Gardner-Webb and Presbyterian ... Recovered a fumble along with his three tackles against Colgate ... Posted four tackles with 1.0 tackles for loss for 18 yards against Charleston Southern ... Had his other interceptions at Monmouth and VMI.

2007 (Fr.): Played in all 11 contests as a true freshman, starting in five of them, to earn a letter ... Had 30 total tackles, including 12 solos, 4.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble ... Started the final two conference games against Gardner-Webb and Charleston Southern ... Posted a season-high six tackles each, with five solos shots in both, at Delaware State and against Gardner-Webb ... Added a tackle for loss against Gardner-Webb .... Earned Big South Conference Freshman of the Week after recording five tackles, all of them solo, two tackles for loss (15 yards), one sack (13 yards) and an interception return for a touchdown against Presbyterian ... Had his first collegiate interception against Georgia Southern, returning it for 29 yards ... Had tackles in nine games overall.

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Graduated in 2007 from Strom Thurmond ... A three-year starter for the Rebels... Named Class 3A All-State by High School Sports Report and ranked in The State's Top 50, while being rated 32nd in the state among seniors on the High School Sports Report's top 100 ... Was a SCADA North-South All-Star game selection his final season after posting 60 tackles, five blocked field goals and two interceptions, while averaging 43 yards per punt on 35 punts ... Named to The Augusta Chronicle's South Carolina All-Area South team the past three years ... As a junior, had 58 tackles and three interceptions, earning First Team All-Area honors and helping the Rebels to the Class 3A State title (with current Coastal Carolina Assistant Coach Gary Smallen on the coaching staff) ... Recorded five picks as a sophomore, earning Honorable Mention All-Area ... Was named to the Honor Roll and Beta Club, while graduating in the top 10 percent of his class.

Personal: Son of Larry and Mary Cunningham.

Cunningham's Career Defensive Statistics
GP-GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-YDS Sack-YDS Int-YDS PBU FR FF BLK
2007 11- 5 22 8 30 4.0-33 2.0-27 2- 86 1 0-0 1 0
2008 12-10 23 19 42 2.0-21 0.0-0 3- 51 5 1-0 0 0
2009 11- 2 16 6 22 0.0- 0 0.0-0 1- 13 3 0-0 0 0
Total 34-17 61 34 95 6.0-54 2.0-27 6-150 9 1-0 1 0

CAREER GAME-BY-GAME TACKLES (solo-asst-tot)
2007: Delaware State 5-1-6; Winston-Salem State 1-0-1; Georgia Southern 1-2-3; Jamesw Madison 0-2-2; Furman 0-0-0; Chowan 1-1-2; Presbyterian 5-0-5; VMI 0-0-0; Liberty 2-0-2; Gardner-Webb 5-1-6; Charleston Southern 2-1-3.
2008: Penn State 2-1-3; Colgate 3-0-3; Monmouth 0-0-0; Towson 1-2-3; North Carolina A&T 3-2-5; Liberty 0-2-2; VMI 4-1-5; North Carolina Central 1-3-4; Stony Brook 0-3-3; Gardner-Webb 3-2-5; Presbyterian 4-1-5; Charleston Southern 2-2-4.
2009: Kent State 2-0-2; Monmouth 0-1-1; Towson 1-1-2; North Carolina A&T 1-1-2; VMI 0-0-0; Liberty 3-0-3; Stony Brook 1-2-3; Clemson 0-0-0; Gardner-Webb 0-0-0; Presbyterian 5-1-6; Charleston Southern 3-0-3.

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