Chris Keys made sure everyone knows what is going to motivate him to continue to playing like he did in his first career start.

He stated that his mom is the main source of his motivation. His mother worked multiple jobs when was younger, which motivates him to give his all for Indiana football.

“Her working two jobs when I was younger just to make a way for me,” Keys said of his mom’s determination per Tyler Tachman of IndyStar. “So just seeing her going through that really just made me want to give my all in this sport and try to make the most of it so I can help her in the long run.”

Keys is coming off an ACL injury last season. He had 3 total tackles, all of which were solo against Michigan.

Keys is filling in for an injured Jaylin Williams and while he’s had some mistakes he’s also had some flashes. Keys  plays with determination as a Hoosier and he’ll continue to ensure that his mom’s sacrifice was well worth it with each game.