October 5, 2005: Whatever happened to...
Star running back and captain of the 1993 football team, a two-time first-team All-American, and 1993 Ivy League Player of the Year, Keith Elias ’94 left Princeton having shattered 21 University records — a dozen of which still stand.
After graduation, Elias played for five years in the NFL, for the New York Giants and the Indianapolis Colts. He ended his sports career with a brief season in the Xtreme Football League.
Though he expected that playing in the NFL would be a dream come true, Elias called it the “most disappointing experience of my life.” Since leaving professional football, Elias spends his free time as an inspirational speaker and a volunteer with Christian and youth outreach programs — especially the Christian and Missionary Alliance and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is vice president of development for the medical company Hemo Concepts Inc., in Eatontown, N.J.