|No. 89, 82|
February 22, 1977 |
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||256 lb (116 kg)|
|High school:||Aberdeen (MS)|
|NFL Draft:||1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Reginald Kuta Kelly (born February 22, 1977 in Aberdeen, Mississippi) is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft and also played for the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football at Mississippi State.
Kelly attended Mississippi State University. He played 44 times for his college and made 22 starts. He graduated with a degree in industrial technology.
Kelly was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round (42nd overall) of the 1999 NFL draft. He made his first NFL start versus the New Orleans Saints on December 5. In his first season, he played in every game.
In the 2000 season he started in every game and caught his first NFL touchdown pass versus the St. Louis Rams on September 24. He finished the season with 31 catches for 340 yards and two touchdowns. During the 2001 season he made 13 starts and finished the season with 16 catches for 142 yards. In the 2002 season he started every game in the regular season as Atlanta progressed to the Divisional playoffs. He finished the season with 14 catches for 162 yards.
On March 13, 2003, Kelly signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an unrestricted free agent. He played in 12 games making 13 catches for 81 yards and one touchdown.
During the 2004 season, Kelly played in every game for the Bengals with 15 starts and made 15 catches for 85 yards.
On May 13, 2010, Kelly re-signed with the Bengals.
Return to Atlanta
Kelly returned to the Atlanta Falcons on August 16, 2011 after signing a contract with them.
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