- Date of Birth:
- October 31, 1977
Keion Carpenter (born Keion Eric Carpenter in Baltimore, Maryland on October 31, 1977) is an American football player and philanthropist. He got his start at Woodlawn High before playing for Virginia Tech in college. After an impressive six seasons in the National Football League as a defensive back for the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons from 1999-2005, Keion started The Carpenter Foundation. The organization works to help low income children and their families succeed academically and create positive home environments. Keion fell during a workout while on a family vacation and went into a coma. He passed away December 29, 2016.
Best Known For:
Keion is best known for his success as a defensive back for the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons from the late 90s through the early 2000s. He then started philanthropic organization called The Carpenter Foundation.
Keion grew up in Baltimore and attended Woodlawn High before going to Virginia Tech and later joining the NFL. He has four children Kyle Carpenter, Kennedy Carpenter, Kierra Carpenter, Kymiah Carpenter.