Key’vantanie "Keke" Coutee (born January 14, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas Tech.
Coutee attended Lufkin High School in Lufkin, Texas. As a senior at Lufkin, he caught 56 passes for 841 yards. Coutee originally committed in June 2013 to play college football for the Texas Longhorns, but he de-committed in January 2014. He then committed to the Texas Tech Red Raiders in January 2015. He committed to Texas Tech over Oklahoma, Texas, Louisville, Houston, and Tulsa.
As a true freshman at Texas Tech, Coutee played in all 13 games, making two starts, catching 11 passes for 105 yards.
Coutee broke out as a sophomore in 2016. He played in all 12 of Texas Tech's games, catching 55 passes for 890 yards and seven touchdowns, making him Texas Tech's second-leading receiver.
Coutee's breakout as a Red Raider continued as a junior in 2017. In 13 games, he caught 93 passes for 1,429 yards and 10 touchdowns, plus a 92-yard kick return against Baylor. Coutee's 1,429 receiving yards ranks second in school history for a single season behind Michael Crabtree's 1,962 in 2007. After the season, Coutee declared for the 2018 NFL Draft.
Coutee was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. The team signed Coutee on May 11 to a four-year contract.
2018 season: Rookie year
Coutee missed the first three games of the 2018 season with a hamstring injury. Coutee made his NFL debut in week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts. He finished the game with 11 receptions for 109 yards. Coutee's 11 receptions are the most receptions in a debut since the AFL–NFL merger. On Sunday Night Football, in a 19-16 overtime victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5, Coutee caught his first NFL touchdown on a 1-yard pass from Deshaun Watson. He finished the game with 6 receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown.