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Chad Kelly
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Chad Kelly 825249
Position: QB
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Niagara Falls, NY
High School: St. Joseph's Collegiate Inst.
Major: Sociology
Experience: Redshirt


First-year freshman who was the third-string quarterback in 2013 ... recovered from a torn ACL in the spring to contribute in 2013.

2013:  Was 10-17 passing for 58 yards in 55 snaps over five games ... completed 58.8 percent of his passes ... had 117 rushing yards and one touchdown on only 16 carries ... was 2-6 passing for 11 yards and added six yards on two carries in his first career game against S.C. State on Sept. 7 ... was 1-1 passing for six yards along with three yards on two carries against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... was 1-1 passing for six yards along with 28 yards on two carries at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... was 5-7 passing for 27 yards along with 56 yards and a touchdown on seven carries at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... was 1-2 passing for eight yards along with 24 yards on three carries against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... suffered a torn ACL in the Spring Game after he was 6-7 passing for 43 yards and a touchdown.

2012:  Red-shirted.

Before Clemson:  Rated as the #84 overall player and #4 quarterback in the nation as well as #1 player in New York by ESPN.com ... #4 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and #2 player in New York by Rivals.com ... #101 overall player and #4 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by 247Sports.com ... SuperPrep All-American ... member of the Elite 11 ... played in the Under Armour All-American Game ... passed for 3,050 yards and 27 touchdowns while rushing for 991 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior ... passed for 2,159 yards and 24 touchdowns and rushed for 1,059 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior ... led his team to the state championship game as a junior and senior, winning the state title as a junior ... four-time National Punt, Pass, & Kick winner, and the current recordholder ... coached by Dennis Gilbert at Saint Joseph's Collegiate Institute ... recruited by Chad Morris.

Personal:  His uncle, Jim Kelly, was a quarterback with the Buffalo Bills (1986-96) and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame; was 2874-4779 passing for 35,467 yards and 237 touchdowns in his career ... majoring in sociology ... born Mar. 26, 1994.


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