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Kameron Kelly

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Kameron Rashad Kelly (born August 19, 1996) is an American football safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at San Diego State as a safety and cornerback.

Kameron Kelly
No. 29 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1996-08-19) August 19, 1996 (age 23)
Round Rock, Texas
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Wylie
(Wylie, Texas)
College:San Diego State
Undrafted:2018
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2019
Total tackles:17
Sacks:0.0
Forced fumbles:0
Pass deflections:1
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Kelly was born in Round Rock, Texas, and grew up in Wylie, Texas, where he attended Wylie High School.[1] As a dual-threat quarterback, he was rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.com[2] and committed to play college football at San Diego State.

College careerEdit

In his true freshman season, Kelly converted to safety and was promoted to backup before suffering a knee injury that was complicated by compartment syndrome. He missed the final six games of the season. In his sophomore season, he started all 13 of his games, recording 37 tackles and two interceptions. He returned to a backup role in his junior season, but recorded a career-high five interceptions.

In his senior year, after converting to cornerback, he started all 13 games and had the most impressive season of his college career. He recorded a career-high 54 tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles, in addition to three interceptions. Both of his sacks were recorded in a game against then-19th ranked Stanford, in addition to six tackles, two of which were for a loss. That game earned him a Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week award, as well as a Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week award. At the end of the season, he was named a first-team all-Mountain West selection.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
204 lb
(93 kg)
31 34 in
(0.81 m)
8 78 in
(0.23 m)
4.66 s 4.28 s 6.94 s 33.0 in
(0.84 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
9 reps
All values from NFL Combine[3]

Dallas CowboysEdit

After going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, Kelly signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys.[4] He was later released before the preseason began.[5]

San Diego FleetEdit

On October 27, 2018, Kelly was signed by the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football for the 2019 AAF season.[6] In early January, he was switched to the wide receiver position,[7] and on January 30, it was announced that he made the final roster at that position.[8] In practice before the week 3 game, head coach Mike Martz announced that Kelly would be moved back to cornerback due to injuries.[9]

In week 5 against the Salt Lake Stallions, Kelly intercepted Stallions quarterback Josh Woodrum three times, one of which was returned for a 22-yard touchdown, as the Fleet won 27–25.[10] He was eventually named the AAF Defensive Player of the Week.[11]

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

After the AAF suspended football operations, Kelly signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on April 8, 2019.[12] Kelly made his debut with the Steelers in week 1 against the New England Patriots. In the game, Kelly made 7 tackles in the 33-3 loss. [13] In week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens, Kelly recorded his first career interception off Lamar Jackson in the 26-23 loss. [14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2017 San Diego State Final Bios: Kameron Kelly" (PDF). SDSU Athletics. San Diego State University Athletics. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Rivals.com". n.rivals.com. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  3. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Kameron Kelly". www.nfl.com. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  4. ^ Brandon George [@DMN_George] (28 April 2018). "Cowboys add San Diego State S Kameron Kelly (Wylie HS) as an undrafted rookie free agent ..." (Tweet). Retrieved 2019-02-08 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ Bobby Belt [@BobbyBeltTX] (1 September 2018). "Agent Damarius Bilbo confirms the Cowboys have released DB Kameron Kelly" (Tweet). Retrieved 2019-02-08 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Nguyen, Alexander. "San Diego Fleet Signs Two More Former Aztecs". Times of San Diego. Times of San Diego LLC. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  7. ^ San Diego Fleet PR [@SDFleetPR] (28 April 2018). "⚓️ 🙌 Versatility personified. New 'X' look familiar? @kaetwice7 playing at WR today. The multi-talented Kam Kelly played QB, WR, DB at Wylie HS and successfully switched from safety to corner as a senior at @SDSUFootball. #FleetTrainingCamp #GreatestShowOnSurf" (Tweet). Retrieved 2019-02-08 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "San Diego Fleet Sets Final Roster". OurSports Central. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  9. ^ Goldberg, Jeff (February 20, 2019). "Fleet's defense makes strong bid to be called best of the West". Alliance of American Football. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  10. ^ Judd, Brandon (March 9, 2019). "Five turnovers, last-second field goal doom Salt Lake Stallions in 27–25 loss to San Diego Fleet". Deseret News. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  11. ^ Garcia, Jeff (March 12, 2019). "Commanders QB Logan Woodside named AAF offensive player of the week". WOAI-TV. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  12. ^ Varley, Teresa (April 8, 2019). "Steelers sign three". Steelers.com. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  13. ^ "Brady starts his 20th season by beating Steelers 33-3". www.espn.com. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Rudolph exits after scary hit, Ravens edge Steelers in OT". www.espn.com. 6 October 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.