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Dennis Kelly
G/T #71
Height:
6-8
Weight:
321
Age:
27
College:
Purdue
Hometown:
Chicago Heights, IL
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

G
7
GS
1

Biography

 
PRO: The Titans acquired Dennis Kelly in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2016 training camp.  The 6-foot-8-inch, 321-pounder provides quality depth along the offensive front, having logged starts at right tackle, right guard, left guard and tight end during his NFL career.  The 2012 fifth-round pick spent his first four NFL campaigns as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and appeared in 30 games with 15 starts from 2012-15.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Kelly’s brother, Tim, played football at Eastern Illinois and is currently an offensive quality control coach for the Houston Texans.
•     Kelly’s favorite football player growing up was former Titans great Jevon Kearse.
•     Kelly claims that the biggest influence on his life and career has been his entire family. “We’re a Southside [Chicago] Irish family, so we share a really tight bond and they’ve inspired me to get to where I am today.”
•     Kelly went back to school during the 2014 offseason to earn his degree in organizational leadership from Purdue.
•     Kelly is an avid professional wrestling fan that does not let the opportunity pass him by whenever a live WWE show is in town. He lists the Undertaker as the one person in the world he would like to have dinner with.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•     A native of Chicago Heights, Ill., Kelly was originally selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round (153rd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
•     Traded by the Eagles to the Titans in exchange for wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham on Aug. 16, 2016.

COLLEGE:
•    Spent four seasons (2008-11) at Purdue and appeared in 42 career games, including starts in 37 consecutive games.
•    Named the team’s Bob Griese Offensive Most Valuable Player in both 2010 and 2011.
•    Was a team co-captain and offensive MVP as a senior in 2011.  Selected an All-Big Ten honorable mention choice by the conference’s coaches and media.  With Kelly anchoring the left tackle spot, the 2011 Boilermaker line cleared the way for a running game that produced 11 100-yard rushing games in 13 contests, including 393 yards against Southeast Missouri and 265 yards against Western Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
•     Named the team MVP on offense as a junior in 2010. Started in all 12 games and helped anchor an offensive line that blocked for a school-record five consecutive games with 200-plus rushing yards.  Earned  All-Big  Ten  honorable  mention  and  Academic  All-Big Ten accolades as a junior.
•     Started at left tackle in all 12 games as a sophomore in 2009 and garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors.
•     Appeared in five games as a reserve during his freshman campaign in 2008.
•     Graduated with a degree in organizational leadership and supervision from Purdue.

PERSONAL:  
•    Married to Jerianna, and the couple gave birth to their first child, Eden Caroline, in July 2015. They own two dogs, Harley and Sanford.
•    Attended Marian Catholic (Chicago Heights, Ill.) High School, where he was a three-year starter at tight end.  Named All-area and team captain as senior and honorable mention all-area his junior year.
•    Also played basketball in high school.  
•    Follow Kelly on Twitter at @DennisKelly67.
•    List of favorites: (movies) “Inception,” “Boondock Saints” and “The Dark Knight” trilogy; (TV show) “How I Met Your Mother”; (book) To Kill A Mockingbird; (meal) his dad’s spaghetti; and (musical artists) Killswitch Engage and Breaking Benjamin.
•    Born Dennis Andrew Kelly on Jan. 16, 1990 in Chicago Heights, Ill.
 
PRO: The Titans acquired Dennis Kelly in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2016 training camp.  The 6-foot-8-inch, 321-pounder provides quality depth along the offensive front, having logged starts at right tackle, right guard, left guard and tight end during his NFL career.  The 2012 fifth-round pick spent his first four NFL campaigns as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and appeared in 30 games with 15 starts from 2012-15.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Kelly’s brother, Tim, played football at Eastern Illinois and is currently an offensive quality control coach for the Houston Texans.
•     Kelly’s favorite football player growing up was former Titans great Jevon Kearse.
•     Kelly claims that the biggest influence on his life and career has been his entire family. “We’re a Southside [Chicago] Irish family, so we share a really tight bond and they’ve inspired me to get to where I am today.”
•     Kelly went back to school during the 2014 offseason to earn his degree in organizational leadership from Purdue.
•     Kelly is an avid professional wrestling fan that does not let the opportunity pass him by whenever a live WWE show is in town. He lists the Undertaker as the one person in the world he would like to have dinner with.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•     A native of Chicago Heights, Ill., Kelly was originally selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round (153rd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
•     Traded by the Eagles to the Titans in exchange for wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham on Aug. 16, 2016.

COLLEGE:
•    Spent four seasons (2008-11) at Purdue and appeared in 42 career games, including starts in 37 consecutive games.
•    Named the team’s Bob Griese Offensive Most Valuable Player in both 2010 and 2011.
•    Was a team co-captain and offensive MVP as a senior in 2011.  Selected an All-Big Ten honorable mention choice by the conference’s coaches and media.  With Kelly anchoring the left tackle spot, the 2011 Boilermaker line cleared the way for a running game that produced 11 100-yard rushing games in 13 contests, including 393 yards against Southeast Missouri and 265 yards against Western Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
•     Named the team MVP on offense as a junior in 2010. Started in all 12 games and helped anchor an offensive line that blocked for a school-record five consecutive games with 200-plus rushing yards.  Earned  All-Big  Ten  honorable  mention  and  Academic  All-Big Ten accolades as a junior.
•     Started at left tackle in all 12 games as a sophomore in 2009 and garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors.
•     Appeared in five games as a reserve during his freshman campaign in 2008.
•     Graduated with a degree in organizational leadership and supervision from Purdue.

PERSONAL:  
•    Married to Jerianna, and the couple gave birth to their first child, Eden Caroline, in July 2015. They own two dogs, Harley and Sanford.
•    Attended Marian Catholic (Chicago Heights, Ill.) High School, where he was a three-year starter at tight end.  Named All-area and team captain as senior and honorable mention all-area his junior year.
•    Also played basketball in high school.  
•    Follow Kelly on Twitter at @DennisKelly67.
•    List of favorites: (movies) “Inception,” “Boondock Saints” and “The Dark Knight” trilogy; (TV show) “How I Met Your Mother”; (book) To Kill A Mockingbird; (meal) his dad’s spaghetti; and (musical artists) Killswitch Engage and Breaking Benjamin.
•    Born Dennis Andrew Kelly on Jan. 16, 1990 in Chicago Heights, Ill.
 
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 53 22
2017 TEN 7 1
2016 TEN 16 6
2015 PHI 14 2
2014 PHI 3 3
2013 PHI 0 0
2012 PHI 13 10
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 OAK L 16-26
2 @JAX W 37-16
3 SEA W 33-27
4 @HOU L 14-57
5 @MIA L 10-16
6 IND W 36-22
7 @CLE W 12-9

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