The father of John Keller announced via Twitter on Friday that the Central Michigan quarterback who started his college career with the Cincinnati Bearcats was going home from the hospital about one month after being shot at an off-campus party at CMU.
“John is headed home today!! God is Great!” Ray Keller wrote on Twitter. “Thank you to @HurleyMedical trauma team for saving his life and the amazing care! @CMU_Football for their support, our community and all of you for your thoughts and prayers!”
On May 1, Ray Keller announced via Twitter that his son was recovering, and no longer using a ventilator.
The Isabella County (Michigan) Sheriff’s Office announced in April that authorities took a suspect into custody following the shooting of Keller as well as another Central Michigan student. Kenneth Thomas was arraigned in Isabella County Trial Court. He pleaded not guilty to 10 charges.
A GoFundMe was established to assist with Keller and his family with medical expenses.
Keller didn’t play in a game as a freshman for the Cincinnati Bearcats in 2018 as a walk-on from North Canton Hoover High School. After Cincinnati, he attended Pearl River Community College before committing to Central Michigan in 2020. He sat out last season.