Jackson M. Keefer
Jackson M. Keefer
Hometown: Dayton, OH
Team: Football

Jackson M. Keefer '25
Hometown: Dayton, OH
Sport: Football
Year Inducted: 1971
Other Sports Played: Baseball

Jackson M. Keefer '25, an All-American third team choice in 1925, could run, pass, kick, and play defense with the best of his era. After scoring 250 points in his senior year at Steele High in Dayton, OH, Keefer played one year of college ball for Fielding Yost at Michigan before transferring to Brown. The 5-10, 165-pound halfback was at his best in the open field, weaving and darting through the secondary with good speed and a deceptive change of pace. He was especially dangerous slicing through the line and then cutting back against the flow. In two varsity seasons, Keefer scored 106 points, ranking him eighth on the all-time Brown list. A superb all-around athlete, Keefer also played baseball on the Hill. After leaving Brown, Keefer played pro football with the Providence Steam Rollers and the Dayton Triangles of the NFL.