Bill Kelley (American football)

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Bill Kelley
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1926-08-23)August 23, 1926
Place of birth: Becton, Texas
Date of death: October 2, 2015(2015-10-02) (aged 89)
Place of death: Arlington, Texas
Career information
College: Texas Tech
NFL Draft: 1949 / Round: 23 / Pick: 223
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 17
Receiving yards: 222
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at

Billie Rex Kelley (August 23, 1926 – October 2, 2015) was an American football tight end in the National Football League who played for the Green Bay Packers.[1] Kelley played collegiate ball for Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) before being drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 23rd round of the 1949 NFL Draft. He played professionally for one season, in 1949.[2] Kelley died in Arlington, Texas in 2015.[3]


  1. ^ " - Bill Kelley". Retrieved January 7, 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Bill Kelley Statistics". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved January 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ Bill Kelley's obituary