Keegan-Michael Key on Why He Chose Penn State

May 2, 2016 at 11:16 am 1 comment


Keegan-Michael Key ’96 and his frequent collaborator, Jordan Peele, have done a number of media appearances recently to promote their new movie Keanu. One appearance stood out to us because Key mentioned one of the reasons why he chose to attend Penn State.

The duo appeared on a podcast, and Key (last year’s Homecoming grand marshal, in case you forgot) mentioned that he loves the bond that forms between fathers and sons over sports. He then explained that watching one of his father’s friends cheer for a number of Penn Staters who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers – he mentioned players like Jack Ham ’71 and Franco Harris ’72 – helped turn him on to the university.

Key and Peele are great on this podcast, so listening to the whole thing is recommended (even though the host’s voice is a bit grating). If you’d like to jump to Key’s bit about Penn State, head to the 56:39 mark.

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

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  • 1. Patrick Gilbert  |  May 2, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    You insulted the host of the podcast without even giving proper credit. Bill Simmons founded ESPN 30 for 30s, Grantland, and now The Ringer, which currently holds #1 and #2 on the top of all iTunes podcast charts, and 3 of the top 5 in the sports categories. Give the guy some journalistic credit.

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