Kelly Errin Herndon (born November 3, 1976) is a former American football cornerback. He was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 1999. He played college football at Toledo. Although he entered his first NFL camp in 1999, Herndon waited until 2002 to play in his first NFL game. The wait included two training camps with the San Francisco 49ers, one with the New York Giants, one season in the XFL, a spring in Barcelona with NFL Europe and one season serving on the Giants’ and Denver Broncos practice squads.

Kelly Herndon
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Personal information
Born: (1976-11-03) November 3, 1976 (age 43)
Twinsburg, Ohio
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Twinsburg (OH)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Passes defended:66
Fumble recoveries:4

Herndon has been a member of the Las Vegas Outlaws, Barcelona Dragons, New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans in his career.

Early yearsEdit

Herndon graduated from Chamberlin High School in Twinsburg, Ohio.

Professional careerEdit

His most notable performance was in Super Bowl XL playing for the Seattle Seahawks, Herndon intercepted a Ben Roethlisberger pass, returning it 76 yards, establishing a new Super Bowl record. The record was subsequently broken by James Harrison.


  • In Twinsburg, Ohio (population approx. 17,000), a small town about 45 minutes from Cleveland, there is a sign that reads, "Home of NFL Player Kelly Herndon." The sign was erected in 2004.
  • Was a classmate and teammate on Chamberlin High School's basketball team with James Posey of the New Orleans Hornets.
  • Was a defensive back on the XFL's Las Vegas Outlaws in 2001 during the leagues one and only season.
  • Girlfriend gave birth to his sons, KJ in June 2006 and Kyson in 2010.

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