Birthday: October 4, 1990
Age: 30 Years, 30 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Libra
Also Known As: Barkevious Levon Mingo, Keke Ming
Born Country: United States
Born in: Belle Glade, Florida, United States
Famous as: American Football Player
American Football Players
Height: 6'5" (196 cm), 6'5" Males
father: Hugh Mingo
mother: Barbara Johnson
siblings: Hugh III, Hughtavious, LaDarian Johnson, Malik
U.S. State: Florida, African-American From Florida
education: Louisiana State University (2009–2012), West Monroe High School
Barkevious Mingo is an American professional football player, presently playing for the ‘Houston Texans’ of the ’National Football League NFL.’ Born in Florida, and raised in Louisiana, he participated in football, basketball and track and field events during school years. Selected to the All-State, he led his school team, ‘West Monroe Rebels,’ to state championship, and was ranked as 4-star recruit. He joined the ‘Louisiana State University,’ and played for the ‘LSU Tigers,’ earning Second-Team All-SEC honors. Though he played on defensive line during college years, now he is an outside linebacker for the NFL teams. In the 2013 NFL Draft, Mingo was picked in the first round 6th overall by the ‘Cleveland Browns.’ He suffered injuries during the first two years of his professional career. In 2016, he was traded to the ‘New England Patriots.’ The team won ‘AFC Championship’ as well as ‘Super Bowl LI,’ in which he played as a special teamer. Later, he also played with the ‘Indianapolis Colts,’ and ‘Seattle Seahawks.’ In August 2019, he was traded to the ‘Houston Texans.’ Allegedly, he is in a relationship with his college sweetheart, Lauren.
Childhood & Early Life
Barkevious Levon "Keke" Mingo was born on October 4, 1990, in Belle Glade, Florida, to Hugh Mingo and Barbara Johnson. He is the third born amongst five brothers, with elder brothers Hugh III and Hughtavious, and younger brothers, Malik and LaDarian Johnson. His mother chose this name by joining the first 3 letters of her name to ‘Kevious,’ the name of her choice.
Mingo studied at the ‘West Monroe High School,’ Louisiana, and participated in football, basketball and track and field events. His mother didn’t want any of her sons to play any contact game for the fear of getting injured; nevertheless, he played behind her back.
Mingo played with the ‘West Monroe Rebels,’ and in his senior year, he led the team to win the ‘State Championship.’ During his junior and senior high, he earned All-State honors. He also played in the ‘2009 US Army All-American Bowl.’ The recruiting websites ranked him as a 4 star prospect in the state of Louisiana.
As a track and field athlete, he was a sprinter on the state level. Mingo won gold in 400m. at the ‘2008 Region 1-5A’ meet. Running the lead leg in the 4x200m and 4x400m squads, he helped his team get the state title.
Mingo received scholarships from various (Alabama, Oklahoma, Michigan, Texas A&M) universities; he finally decided to join ‘Louisiana State University LSU.’ He redshirted during the 2009 season. In 2010, (as a redshirt freshman) he played for the ‘LSU Tigers’ in 13 games and started one. In his sophomore year (2011), he was selected to Second Team All-SEC, and also helped his team in the ‘SEC Championship’ season. During his junior year (2012), he played in 13 games and started 10. He recorded a team high of 12 quarterback hurries to gain Second Team All-SEC credits.
At the university, Mingo played mostly on defensive line and made a total of 15 sacks over 3 seasons. He scored his best records in his sophomore year with 47 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and 8 sacks. Giving up his senior season, he declared for the ‘2013 NFL Draft’ in January 2013.
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The ‘Cleveland Browns’ drafted Mingo in the first round with 6th overall pick. He signed a contract of 4 years ($16.34 million). Initially, he missed the last 2 pre-season games as he was hospitalized with bruised lung. He made his season’s debut on September 15, 2013. In the team, he was placed as outside linebacker and played 15 games. He recorded 42 combined tackles, 5 sacks, 4 passes deflections, and 3 starts in the season.
In the 2014 season, Mingo scored 42 combined tackles, 2 sacks, 3 passes deflections and 11 starts. At the beginning of the 2015 season, he was the starting strong-side linebacker. Later, he was moved to play as backup outside linebacker. By the end of the 2015 season, he had scored 24 combined tackles, 4 passes deflections and one interception in 16 games and 2 starts. He was troubled with injuries during the first two years with the ‘Browns.’
The ‘Cleveland Browns’ did not take Mingo’s fifth year option and he was traded to the ‘New England Patriots’ in 2016 August. He played in season’s all 16 games with no starts and scored 11 combined tackles.
With the ‘New England Patriots,’ Mingo played his first career playoff game (against Houston Texans) in January 2017. The team won ‘AFC Championship.’ In February 2017, he helped the team win ‘Super Bowl LI’ as a special teamer and scored 2 solo tackles.
In March 2017, Mingo signed a one year contract with the ‘Indianapolis Colts’ for $2 million. He was assigned as backup strong-side linebacker. He completed the season with 35 solo tackles, 2 passes deflections, 2 sacks in 16 games and 6 starts.
Mingo signed a two year deal (for $6.8 million) with the ‘Seattle Seahawks’ in March 2018. He played the season as starting outside linebacker, and recorded 48 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, one sack in 16 games and 14 starts. In August 2019, he was traded to ‘Houston Texans.’
Mingo’s career record so far is 214 tackles, 10 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries and one interception.
Family & Personal Life
Reportedly, Mingo is in a relationship with Lauren, who studied with him in LSU, and graduated in 2013.