Dennis Kelly (American football)

Dennis Andrew Kelly (born January 16, 1990) is an American football offensive tackle for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 5th round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue.

Dennis Kelly
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Kelly with the Tennessee Titans in 2018
No. 71 – Tennessee Titans
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1990-01-16) January 16, 1990 (age 30)
Chicago Heights, Illinois
Height:6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight:321 lb (146 kg)
Career information
High school:Chicago (IL) Marian Catholic
College:Purdue
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 153
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Games played:88
Games started:31
Receptions:1
Touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Early life

Kelly attended Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, where he played tight end. He also played basketball. He is the brother of Houston Texan offensive coordinator Tim Kelly. [1]

College career

Kelly studied organizational leadership and supervision at Purdue University from 2008-11 and appeared in 42 games, including 37 starts.[2]

Professional career

Philadelphia Eagles

 
Kelly in 2015

Kelly was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round, 153rd overall, in the 2012 NFL Draft. He started in 10 games as a rookie, three at right guard and seven at right tackle.

On September 9, 2015, Kelly signed a one-year contract extension with the Eagles through 2016.[3]

On April 27, 2016, Kelly signed another one-year contract extension with the Eagles through 2017.[4]

Tennessee Titans

On August 16, 2016, Kelly was traded to the Tennessee Titans for wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.[5] On July 26, 2017, Kelly signed a three-year contract extension with the Titans through the 2020 season.[6] On November 24, 2019, Kelly scored his first NFL touchdown on a one-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill in a 42-20 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars. On January 19, 2020, he scored his second career touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game, and became the heaviest player, at 321 pounds (146 kg), in NFL history to catch a postseason touchdown pass.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Dennis Kelly". Tennessee Titans. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  2. ^ "Dennis Kelly". Tennessee Titans. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  3. ^ Gowton, Brandon Lee (September 9, 2015). "Eagles, Dennis Kelly agree to contract extension". BleedingGreenNation.com. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  4. ^ Gowton, Brandon Lee (April 27, 2016). "Eagles sign offensive lineman to contract extension". BleedingGreenNation.com. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  5. ^ Florio, Mike (August 16, 2016). "Titans send Dorial Green-Beckham to Eagles". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  6. ^ Wyatt, Jim (July 26, 2017). "Titans Reach Multi-Year Extension with OL Dennis Kelly". TitansOnline.com.
  7. ^ Young, Shalise Manza (January 19, 2020). "Titans OT Dennis Kelly makes history as heaviest player to score postseason touchdown". Yahoo.com. Retrieved January 19, 2020.

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