Former Bulldog Keenum ready for another playoff moment
ABILENE, Texas —
When he was a Wylie Bulldog, Case Keenum was no stranger to big-time playoff performances. On Sunday, that same young man, now a little bit older, will now get his first professional postseason moment, leading the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC divisional playoff game against the Saints.
“It's an exciting time man,” Keenum said with a smile to the media. “I've got a lot of people already texting and calling about tickets and coming in and visiting. But the Keenum house is full, so sorry about that.”
A marquee career moment for the former Bulldog and Houston Cougar, but it’s not his first time in the NFL playoffs. Keenum’s lone experience having been a part of the Texans practice squad in 2012, when Houston beat the Bengals before losing to New England.
But now, he'll have the pads on facing a Saints team he hasn't seen – due to the fact Sam Bradford had been the starter when the two squared off in the September opener.
“I’ve been a part of a run before, and I remember what that felt like. It’s an intense moment,” he said.
But that doesn't matter now. It’s been all about the journey to get to this point in his life, and his career, and now he's ready to show he can do it.
“I'm just going to give it everything I've got, and do this thing the best way I know how,” Keenum said. “We've got a lot of great coaches who've been in a lot of -- these kinds of situations before, so you know I'll trust in their leadership and try and do the very best we can."