At Florida State: Will back up Geno Hayes at weakside linebacker... in his third year in the program with one year of eligibility remaining as the 2007 season begins...a healthy Kelly took advantage of spring practice and learned to play the middle, weak and strongside linebacking positions to improve his stock with the coaching staff...worked with the first team at the weakside position during the final half of spring practice...gained more playing time as he continued to learn during the spring...named as Florida State's most improved linebacker at the conclusion of spring practice in 2007.
2006: A medical redshirt because of a shoulder injury incurred in preseason practice.
2005: A member of the team but did not see any playing time.
Community College: Graduated from Seabreeze in 2003 and earned his Associates Degree from Jones County Community College in December of 2004 in order to enroll early for spring practice at Florida State...played two years at Jones Community College after an outstanding prep career at Daytona Beach Seabreeze High School... totaled 80 tackles, six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, three interceptions and nine sacks as a linebacker at Jones as a sophomore... earned NJCAA All-America First-Team honors and named the team's defensive MVP as a sophomore in 2004...played defensive end as a freshman at Jones and recorded 35 tackles, 10 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown...a 2003 honorable mention NJCAA All-American...regarded by most publications as one of the top two junior college linebackers nationally.
High School: A three-star player by Rivals.com as a high school senior...piled up 150 tackles with six sacks in his final year at Seabreeze as he helped the team to a 10-1 record...earned all-state first team honors...missed his junior year after he tore the ACL in his right knee in the first play of the first game...selected Florida State over Florida out of high school and picked the Seminoles over Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia out of junior college.
Personal: Born Sept. 21, 1983...major is social science...his halfbrother and roommate is Seminole quarterback Xavier Lee.