Tyrone’s Raabe to Play Football at Waynesburg University

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Tyrone senior Keegan Raabe will attend Waynesburg University in the fall where he will play football for the Yellow Jackets and major in sports broadcasting.

Raabe was recruited for both soccer and football, and after much thought he chose to focus on football in college. A place kicker, Raabe will compete for the starting kicking duties against a sophomore and another incoming freshman.

We are looking forward to seeing Keegan compete for us at kicker. I believe Keegan was under the radar early on, but whenever he decided to visit Waynesburg I knew he would be a good fit.”

— Waynseburg Coach Dalton Wildman

“Tyrone has a long history of producing tough football players, and we believe that mindset that Keegan possesses will impact our football team in a positive way,” said Waynesburg football recruiting coach Dalton Wildman.

Raabe was a rare four-sport letter winner in high school. In the fall he played soccer while also handling the kicking duties for the football team. In the winter he was a member of the swim team and he played tennis in the spring.

“We are looking forward to seeing Keegan compete for us at kicker. I believe Keegan was under the radar early on, but whenever he decided to visit Waynesburg I knew he would be a good fit,” said Wildman.

Waynesburg competes in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III.

Raabe was also a member of the POPS Extension choir, ski club and the Eagle Eye/Channel T.

Participation in Eagle Eye and Channel T News helped Keegan to realize what career path he would choose for his future.

One of the reasons he chose Waynesburg University was for its outstanding communications program run by the former play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Lanny Frattare.

Raised in a close knit family with his parents, two brothers, and one sister, Raabe said he will miss family and friends but he is excited for more freedom in the next chapter of his life.

Tyrone football coach John Franco had nothing but praise for his outgoing kicker.

“I am very happy for and proud of Keegan for taking his game to the next level. Being such a hard worker with an excellent kicking background, I have no doubt that Keegan will do an outstanding job in college,” said Franco, “Another thing that will help him be successful, is having played several sports at the high school level and being such a well-rounded athlete. I really think he will do a great job and I’m looking forward to following his career.”