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Chad Kelly
QB #6
Height:
6-2
Weight:
224
Age:
23
College:
Mississippi
Hometown:
Niagara Falls, NY
Experience:
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Bio

KELLY AT A GLANCE:

• A quarterback who started 34-of-39 games played at the University of Mississippi (2015-16), East Mississippi Junior College (2014) and Clemson University (2012-13).

• Completed 816-of-1,256 passes (62.5%) for 10,763 yards with 97 touchdowns and 29 interceptions (157.8 rtg.) while rushing 263 times for 1,395 yards (4.1 avg.) with 20 touchdowns.

• Opened all 22 games played at Ole Miss, completing 503-of-786 passes (64.0%) for 6,800 yards with 50 touchdowns and 21 interceptions (152.3 rtg.) while adding 188 carries for 832 yards (4.4) with 15 touchdowns.

• Finished his career at Ole Miss ranked third in career passing yards (6,800) and passing touchdowns (50).

• Earned All-Southeastern Conference Honors as a redshirt junior and senior, setting the school record with 22 consecutive games with a passing touchdown during that span.

• Named one of 10 Manning Award finalists (nation’s top quarterback) as a redshirt junior after passing for 4,042 yards with 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions (155.9 rtg.)

• Selected by the Broncos with the final pick in the seventh round (253rd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft, becoming the first ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ in team history.

KELLY AT A GLANCE:

• A quarterback who started 34-of-39 games played at the University of Mississippi (2015-16), East Mississippi Junior College (2014) and Clemson University (2012-13).

• Completed 816-of-1,256 passes (62.5%) for 10,763 yards with 97 touchdowns and 29 interceptions (157.8 rtg.) while rushing 263 times for 1,395 yards (4.1 avg.) with 20 touchdowns.

• Opened all 22 games played at Ole Miss, completing 503-of-786 passes (64.0%) for 6,800 yards with 50 touchdowns and 21 interceptions (152.3 rtg.) while adding 188 carries for 832 yards (4.4) with 15 touchdowns.

• Finished his career at Ole Miss ranked third in career passing yards (6,800) and passing touchdowns (50).

• Earned All-Southeastern Conference Honors as a redshirt junior and senior, setting the school record with 22 consecutive games with a passing touchdown during that span.

• Named one of 10 Manning Award finalists (nation’s top quarterback) as a redshirt junior after passing for 4,042 yards with 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions (155.9 rtg.)

• Selected by the Broncos with the final pick in the seventh round (253rd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft, becoming the first ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ in team history.

2016: Kelly opened all nine games played at the University of Mississippi, completing 205-of-328 passes (62.5%) for 2,758 yards with 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions (147.4 rtg.)... Earned second-team All-Southeastern Conference honors... Finished his collegiate career ranked third in school history with 6,800 passing yards and 50 passing touchdowns.

2015: Kelly started all 13 games played in his first season at Ole Miss, completing 298-of-458 passes (65.1%) for 4,042 yards with 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions (155.9 rtg.)... Named one of 10 Manning Award finalists in addition to a second-team All-SEC selection... Led the SEC in passing (310.9 ypg), total offense (349.4 ypg) and passing touchdowns (31)... Set Ole Miss single-season records for total offense (4,542 yds.), completions (303), completion percentage (65.1), passing yards (4,042), passing touchdowns (31) and 300-yard passing games (8)... Became the first quarterback in school history to lead the school to wins over Alabama, Auburn and LSU in the same season.

2014: Kelly played his sophomore season at East Mississippi Junior College, leading his team to a perfect 12-0 record and the NJCAA National Championship... Completed 303-of-453 passes (66.9%) for 3,906 yards with 47 touchdowns and eight interceptions (170.0 rtg.)... Earned NJCAA first team All-America honors.

2013: Kelly appeared in five games at Clemson University, completing 10-of-17 passes (58.8%) for 57 yards and rushing 16 times for 117 yards (7.3 avg.) with one touchdown.

2012: Kelly redshirted as a true freshman at Clemson.

HIGH SCHOOL: Kelly passed for 3,050 yards and 27 touchdowns while rushing for 991 yards and 14 scores as a senior at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Buffalo, N.Y.... Passed for 2,159 yards and 24 touchdowns while rushing for 1,059 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior... Led his team to the state championship game as a junior and senior, winning the state title as a junior... Also played basketball and lacrosse.

PERSONAL: Kelly was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2015-16 and majored in general studies... His uncle, Jim, is a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who played 11 NFL seasons with Buffalo (1986-96)... Chad Kelly was born on March 26, 1994, in Buffalo, N.Y.

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