Brian Kelly (cornerback)

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Brian Kelly
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-01-14) January 14, 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth: Las Vegas, Nevada
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Aurora (CO) Overland
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45
Debuted in 1998 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last played in 2008 for the Detroit Lions
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 358
Interceptions 22
Sacks 3.5
Stats at

Brian Patrick Kelly (born January 14, 1976) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Southern California.

Kelly earned a Super Bowl ring with the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. He also played for the Detroit Lions.

High school career[edit]

Kelly is a high school graduate from Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado. Overland won the 1993 6A state championship in his senior year.

College career[edit]

Kelly graduated from the University of Southern California in 1997.

Professional career[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Kelly was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2nd round of the 1998 NFL Draft. [1] In 2002 he helped the Bucs win the Super Bowl, during that same season he had 8 interceptions, which tied for the league lead along with Rod Woodson. On February 15, 2008 he exercised a buyout option in his contract and became a free agent.

Detroit Lions[edit]

On March 8, 2008 he signed a three-year deal with the Detroit Lions. He appeared in 11 games (all starts) for the Lions in 2008, recording 26 tackles and a pass defensed. The team released him on December 9 after signing cornerback Dexter Wynn.


  1. ^ "Brian Kelly". Retrieved December 21, 2012.