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New York Jets Brett Favre throws a 4 yard touchdown pass to Dustin Keller in the first quarter against the Washington Redskins at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on August 16, 2008. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .
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Dustin Kendall Keller (born September 25, 1984 in Lafayette, Indiana) is an American football tight end for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jets 30th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue. His nickname is Donkey Kong, referring to his initials, DK.

He played high school football at Jefferson High School in Lafayette. While at Lafayette Jeff, Dustin was a three sport standout in football, basketball and track. During his senior year at Lafayette Jefferson High School he was the state's leading wide receiver in football, 2nd Team All-State as a Small Forward in basketball, and he was the high jump state champion in Indiana.

Dustin was expected to sign with the University of Toledo, but when a Purdue recruit committed to another school Dustin received a scholarship offer from his hometown school. His freshman year at Purdue he red-shirted and switched from wide receiver to tight end. After a year of watching, learning and getting stronger, Dustin began to get a lot of time on the field and display his strength and athleticism. So much so, that his senior season at Purdue he was voted Most Valuable Offensive Player in the Motor City Bowl. In addition, his teammates voted him Purdue's Most Valuable Player that same season. He was a first round draft for the New York Jets in 2008.

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