Kelly Rodriguez

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Kelly Rodriguez
Personal information
Born:(1907-08-09)August 9, 1907
Avilés, Spain
Died:October 22, 1997(1997-10-22) (aged 90)
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Clarksburg (WV) Victory
College:West Virginia Wesleyan
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Aquilino Fabriciano Rodríguez Ávila[1][2] (August 9, 1907 – October 22, 1997), better known as Kelly Rodriguez, was an American football player in the National Football League (NFL).

He played as a back for the Frankford Yellow Jackets and Minneapolis Red Jackets in the 1930 season. He and his brother Jess Rodriguez were the first people from Spain to play in the NFL, and the second and third people of Hispanic descent to do so after Ignacio Molinet.[3]


  1. ^ Simple, Redacción CIBASS para Can It Be All So (2014-11-27). "Los dos avilesinos que conquistaron la NFL". Can It Be All So Simple. Retrieved 2017-12-16.
  2. ^ España, La Nueva. "Un «touchdown» pionero desde Miranda - La Nueva España - Diario Independiente de Asturias". Retrieved 2017-12-16.
  3. ^ Longoria, Mario. "Latin-Americans in Pro Football". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 26, 2017.