Bryson Kelly
No. 95     
Defensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-01) July 1, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Career information
College: Central Washington
Undrafted in 2011
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Oakland Raiders ( 2011)*
Roster status: League suspension
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
* NAL champion (2017)
  • Second Team All-GNAC (2009)
  • First Team All-GNAC (2010)
Stats at
Rush attempts     48
Rushing yards     117
Rushing touchdowns     12
Tackles     35.0
Sacks     4.5
Stats at
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Bryson Kelly (born July 1, 1989) is an American football defensive lineman for the Washington Valor of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football at Central Washington University and attended Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington. He has also been a member of the Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Wyoming Cavalry, Spokane Shock and Portland Steel.

Early lifeEdit

Kelly attended Kamiak High School.

College careerEdit

Kelly played for the Santa Ana Dons from 2007 to 2008 and helped the Dons to 11 wins.[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Bryson Kelly
Mukilteo, Washington Santa Ana College 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 218 lb (99 kg)  
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:N/A   ESPN:N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 13 (RB)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


Kelly played for the Central Washington Wildcats from 2009 to 2010. Kelly was named Second Team All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference as a junior in 2009.[2] Kelly was named First Team All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference as a senior in 2010.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 234 lb 4.73 s 1.66 s 2.81 s 4.35 s 7.19 s 33.5 in 9 ft 9 in 26 reps

National Football LeagueEdit

Kelly signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2011.[4][5] Kelly was waived after the preseason.[6] Kelly was invited to rookie minicamp with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012, but did not sign with the team.[7] Kelly attended rookie minicamp with the Carolina Panthers in 2013, but did not sign with the team.[8]

Wyoming CavalryEdit

Kelly signed with the Wyoming Cavalry of the Indoor Football League in 2013 and stayed with the team through 2014.

Spokane ShockEdit

On April 7, 2014, Kelly was assigned to the Spokane Shock.[9] On September 24, 2017, Kelly had his rookie option exercised. Kelly took over as the Shock's starting fullback.

Portland SteelEdit

Kelly was assigned to the Portland Steel on November 18, 2015.[10][11]

Calgary StampedersEdit

Kelly signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.[12]

Washington ValorEdit

On May 16, 2017, Kelly was assigned to the Washington Valor. On May 17, 2017, Kelly was placed on reassignment.

Jacksonville SharksEdit

On June 12, 2017, Kelly signed with the Jacksonville Sharks.


  1. "Bryson Kelly". Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  2. "Wildcats Have 13 First-Team All-GNAC Selections, Sweep Specialty Awards". Central Washington University. November 9, 2009. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  3. "Bighill is GNAC Defensive Co-Player of the Year, Wildcats Have Seven on First Team". Central Washington University. November 15, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  4. "Former CWU Running Back Bryson Kelly Signs with Oakland Raiders". Central Washington University. August 8, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  5. "Former CWU back Bryson Kelly signs with Raiders". The Daily Record. August 9, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2011.
  6. Danny Kelly (August 30, 2011). "Oakland Raiders Roster Cuts 2011: No Big Surprises". Vox Media, Inc.. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  7. Danny Kelly (May 11, 2012). "Seahawks Rookie Mini-Camp Invitees Announced". Vox Media, Inc.. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  8. Matt Henson (May 9, 2013). "Rookie camp set to kick off". Carolina Panthers. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  9. "Spokane Shock Historical Transactions". ArenaFan. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  10. "Portland Steel Historical Transactions". ArenaFan. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  11. "Portland Thunder bolster defense with addition of Bryson Kelly, Oliver Davis". Oregon Live LLC. November 18, 2015. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  12. "Defensive lineman added to practice roster". Calgary Stampeders. September 13, 2016. Retrieved May 18, 2017.

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