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Brian Kelly
No. 25     
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-01-14) January 14, 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth: Las Vegas, Nevada
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( 1998 2007)
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (XXXVII)
Tackles     358
Interceptions     22
Sacks     3.5
Stats at NFL.com

Brian Patrick Kelly (born January 14, 1976) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Southern California.

Kelly earned a Super Bowl ring with the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. He also played for the Detroit Lions.

High school careerEdit

Kelly is a high school graduate from Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado. Overland won the 1993 6A state championship in his senior year.

College careerEdit

Kelly graduated from the University of Southern California in 1997.

Professional careerEdit

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Kelly was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2nd round of the 1998 NFL Draft.[1] In 2002, he helped the Bucs win the Super Bowl, during that same season he had 8 interceptions, which tied for the league lead along with Rod Woodson. On February 15, 2008, he exercised a buyout option in his contract and became a free agent.

Detroit LionsEdit

On March 8, 2008, he signed a three-year deal with the Detroit Lions. He appeared in 11 games (all starts) for the Lions in 2008, recording 26 tackles and a pass defensed. The team released him on December 9 after signing cornerback Dexter Wynn.

NFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
1998 TB 16 27 25 2 0.0 0 1 0 1 4 4 4 0 5
1999 TB 16 34 29 5 0.0 0 0 0 1 26 26 26 0 12
2000 TB 16 48 44 4 0.0 0 2 0 1 9 9 9 1 11
2001 TB 16 57 46 11 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
2002 TB 16 65 57 8 1.0 1 0 0 8 68 9 31 0 21
2003 TB 5 15 13 2 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
2004 TB 16 58 51 7 0.0 0 1 0 4 101 25 75 0 21
2005 TB 16 50 41 9 1.0 1 0 0 4 19 5 14 0 17
2006 TB 2 12 11 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 TB 11 21 19 2 0.0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 7
2008 DET 11 26 23 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Career 141 413 359 54 3.5 2 5 0 22 227 10 75 1 104
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ReferencesEdit

Template:Buccaneers1998DraftPicks

Template:NFL season interception leaders

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