Tyrone Keys
No. 79, 98, 93
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1960-10-24) October 24, 1960 (age 63)
Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:272 lb (123 kg)
Career information
High school:Callaway (Jackson, Mississippi)
College:Mississippi State
NFL draft:1981 / Round: 5 / Pick: 113
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at PFR

Tyrone Keys (born October 24, 1960) is a former professional American football player who played defensive end for six seasons for the Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and San Diego Chargers. He was a member of the Bears team that won Super Bowl XX following the 1985 NFL season.[1] He was also a member of the "Shuffling Crew" in the video The Super Bowl Shuffle. In high school Keys was a member of the Callaway High School Chargers of Jackson, Mississippi which won all 12 of their 1975 season games and won the Big 8 Conference championship (the Big 8 was at the time the conference of Mississippi's largest high schools).[2] In college at Mississippi State University Keys played four years at defensive tackle. In 1980 Keys made a last minute tackle of Alabama quarterback Don Jacobs, causing a fumble which sealed the Bulldogs' 6–3 upset of the #1 Crimson Tide.[3]


  1. ^ "Bears Trounce Patriots, 46-10, in Super Bowl". Los Angeles Times. January 27, 1986. Retrieved October 31, 2023.
  2. ^ "Cleveland: On Tyrone Keys". September 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Alabama-Mississippi State: Tyrone Keys recalls 1980 MSU victory".