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Curtis Chip Kell (born March 10, 1949 in Atlanta, Georgia) was a former center in the Canadian Football League and for the University of Tennessee Volunteers college football team. Kell was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.[1]

Professional career

Kell was drafted in the 17th round of the 1971 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. Kell played for the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL in 1971 and 1972.


Kell was a 3 time All SEC and 2 time All-American performer for the Tennessee Volunteers football team. Kell helped lead the Vols to an SEC Championship in 1969. During Kell's time in Knoxville, Tennessee was undefeated at Shields-Watkins Field. In 2006, Kell was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, making him the 20th Tennessee player to be inducted.


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