Mills signs with the Buccaneers

On March 28th, Kevon Mills, a senior at Key West High School (KWHS), advanced his football career by signing to Beloit College in Crestview, Wisconsin. In an interview with the Key West Citizen, John Hughes, the head coach of the KWHS football team, stated that “Roughly seven percent of all high school football players throughout the nation make it to the college level.” Although it is a Division Three school for athletics, it is a foot in the door for scholarships and for playing college football. 

Mills has been involved with Key West High School (KWHS) football for all four years as a running back, starting out on junior varsity his freshman year and joining varsity his sophomore, junior, and senior year. 

Throughout his career, Mills had 78 interceptions returned for touchdowns (MaxPreps) as a defensive back as a corner. His average points per game is six and interceptions per game is three (MaxPreps). If you would like to see more of Mills’ stats, go to 

Kevon Mills intercepted the ball from Cardinal Gibbons High School at one of their home games for the 2022 football season. Photo by Ella Hall

When signing his National Letter of Intent to be a buccaneer, his friends, family, and teammates joined him to celebrate this momentous occasion. “Kevon has earned the right to get the opportunity to join that exclusive club,” said Hughes to the Key West Citizen. “His best football [moments are] still ahead of him and I’m excited to see him grow and excel at the collegiate level.”

Kevon Mills is celebrating with his KWHS teammates after signing his National Letter of Intent. Photo Contributed

Following Christopher ‘Andre’ Otto, another senior at KWHS who is playing college football, Mills’ is now the second senior to be signed this year from the KWHS football program, and the community is excited to see who will get signed next. If you would like to support the KWHS football team, please contact Coach Hughes at or follow them on FaceBook at Conchs Football.

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