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Keith Elias
YES Network Color Analyst

Keith Elias is back in the Ivy League, this time serving as color analyst for the YES Network’s Ivy League football package for the 2003 season.

Elias is simply one of the all-time greats in Ivy football. He not only holds every major rushing record at Princeton, where he starred from 1991 to 1993, he also claims some distinction in the League.

Elias holds Ivy records for most career points (320) and touchdowns (52, shared with Cornell’s Ed Marinaro). He is the only Ivy Leaguer to post two 1,500-yard seasons and his career rushing average -- 5.72 yards per carry -- is unsurpassed by Ivy Leaguers with at least 2,000 career yards. Elias led the nation in rushing as a junior (157.5) and upped that per game average to 170.1 as a senior. In all, he rushed for 4,208 career yards (more than 140 per game).

Seven times in his career, Elias rushed for at least 200 yards and, as a senior, he went into the NCAA Division I-AA record book for most rushing yards in back-to-back games (572, vs Lafayette and Lehigh).

A two-time first team All-American, Elias was the 1993 Ivy League Player of the Year ahead of Dartmouth QB Jay Fiedler, who had won that award the previous season. Princeton was 24-6 in Elias’ tenure.

Princeton was not the first place Elias racked up more than 4,000 rushing yards and 300 points. A two-time first-team all-New Jersey running back at Lacey Township High School, he was selected as an All-American by the Downtown Athletic Club after gathering 4,014 rushing yards and 363 points.

He also had a productive NFL career. In 1997, the New York Giants named Elias as the team’s Unsung Hero and in 2000, playing for the Indianapolis Colts, he was the captain of the special teams unit. Elias capped his career in 2001 as a running back for the NJ/NY Hitmen of the XFL.

Elias has also formed a successful venture in the Keith Elias All-Star Football Camp in New Jersey.