Ethan Kelley
No. --     Free Agent
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-02-12) February 12, 1980 (age 41)
Place of birth: Amarillo, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 338 lb (153 kg)
Career information
College: Baylor
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 7 / Pick: 243
Debuted in 2004 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Roster status: Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
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Ethan Jeffrey Arthur Kelley (born February 12, 1980 in Amarillo, Texas) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was originally drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Baylor.

High school career

Kelley attended Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Texas. As a senior, he was an All-District selection as both, an offensive and defensive lineman, and on defense, posted two sacks, 67 tackles, and two pass deflections.

College career

Kelley played college football at Baylor. Started 21 games on the offensive line as a freshman and sophomore. Midway through spring training of 2001 Kelley was switched to defensive line. The two seasons that he played defense, Kelley made 133 tackles and four sacks. He majored in business and graduated in May 2003.

Professional career

Kelley was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (243rd overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He was later released and signed to the Patriots practice squad, where he spent the 2003 season. He played in one game during the 2004 season before being waived and signed by the Cleveland Browns. During the 2005 season, he appeared in 11 games. Kelley earned the starting NT role with his first two career starts vs. Miami and Minnesota before going on IR. In 2006, he continued as the second string NT behind Ted Washington and also began transitioning to left defensive end, where he played one game.

Kelley was signed to a new one year contract by the Browns on April 19, 2007. Kelley underwent microfracture surgery on his knee after the 2007 season and is currently a free agent.

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