Over the weekend, a former WVU football player made an appearance in St. Petersburg, Florida, for the fourth annual Running for All Children 5k.
Keith Tandy, sporting his red and bay orange no. 37 jersey, took photos at the John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital over the weekend.
The races – a 5k, 10k, 1 Mile Run or a Family/Group Fun Run – all benefit Johns Hopkins Hospital, while the 5- and 10k races saw their attendance records shattered; they collected record donations this year.
As a Mountaineer, Tandy played in 45 career games over four years while the ‘Eers were still a part of the Big East. He piled up 135 solo tackles in his career, but it was in the passing game where he caused opponents’ fits. His junior campaign was incredible, leading the conference in interceptions with six. His 11 and 9 passes defended as a junior and senior were tops in the league those seasons, but also stand as the most for a career in the Big East. That’s right: Keith Tandy holds the all-time record for passes defended in the Big East.
The Buccaneers drafted Tandy with the 174th pick in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He’s played 70 games in his five seasons since being drafted for the Bucs, but only started 12. In 2017 though, Tandy finally produced and earned five starts. He tallied four interceptions and 11 passes defended, both NFL career-highs. Expect to see big things from this former ‘Eer in 2017, as Tampa Bay is much-improved all around.