Kelly Poppinga

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Kelly Poppinga
Kelly Poppinga in 2015.jpg
Poppinga at Michigan Stadium in 2015 at BYU linebackers coach.
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Linebackers coach
Team Virginia
Conference ACC
Biographical details
Born (1982-01-31) January 31, 1982 (age 35)
Evanston, Wyoming
Alma mater BYU
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2009 BYU (Intern)
2010 BYU (GA)
2011-2012 BYU (LB)
2013–2015 BYU (LB/ST)
2016-present Virginia (LB/ST)

Kelly Scott Poppinga (born January 31, 1982 in Evanston, Wyoming) is an American football linebackers coach for the University of Virginia. Poppinga was an American football linebacker. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Utah State & Brigham Young universities. Poppinga was previously a member of the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals. He is the younger brother of NFL linebacker Brady Poppinga. In December 2015, Poppinga was hired by Bronco Mendenhall to follow him to the University of Virginia as outside linebackers coach after serving in the same role at BYU under Mendenhall.[1]


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