Keith Elias played professional football for six years with the N.Y. Giants and Indianapolis Colts of the NFL and the Hitmen of the XFL. Prior to his professional career, he was a college football standout at Princeton University, where he twice earned All-American and Ivy League Player of the Year honors. He retired with 21 school football records and several Ivy League records (and was and second only to Ed Marinaro of Laverne & Shirley and Hill Street Blues fame in several others).
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Giants in 1994, Keith made the roster out of training camp. He spent 3 seasons as a running back and special teams player with the Giants, earning the 1995 Giants Unsung Hero Award from the NFL Players Association.
After retiring from the NFL, Keith accepted a position as Vice President of Investments for First Ivy Capital, where he helped raise $29 million for their Healthcare Fund. Today he is Vice President of Business Development for Hemo-Concepts, helping them raise capital and aiding in the international launch of the Integrated Blood Conservation Company. He also writes with his brother Brian; they have written 16 screenplays and are currently working on a pilot for a TV show.
Keith’s popularity as a player launched his public speaking career while he was still with the Giants. Today, as a youth speaker, Keith works with Heroes and Cool Kids, a mentoring program, as well as South Jersey Youth Alliance (SJYA), speaking to youth about making positive life choices.