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Pat Kelly

Class: Senior
Position: WR
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190

Previous School: Liberty Christian Academy

Hometown: New Orleans, La.

An Inside Look From the Coaching Staff
• Fought through an injury and had a great spring
• Coaches are expecting big things out of him
• Exudes toughness on the field
• Plays the game at a high level
• Expects a lot out of himself
• Self-motivated player

2011 (Jr.)
• Big South All-Conference second team
• Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America first team
• Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District first team
• FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team
• Appeared in nine games, making four starts at wideout
• Ranked second on team in receptions (40), receiving yards (591) and touchdown receptions (3)
• Finished the season ranked No. 2 in the Big south in receptions per game and receiving yards per game
• No. 3 in conference in receiving yards and No. 4 in receptions
• Posted third career 100-yard receiving game, with six receptions for 105 yards against VMI
• One of 19 players in program history with three 100-yard receiving contests
• Two out of his three touchdown catches on the season went for 50 or more yards
• Had 50-yard TD reception against Coastal Carolina and 52-yard scoring strike versus Charleston Southern
• Opened the season with six receptions for 80 yards at N.C. State

2010 (So.)
• Member of the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Saw playing time in all 11 games, starting eight contests
• Ranked second on the team and fifth in the Big South in receiving yards
• His 635 receiving yards marked the third-best total by sophomore in program history
• Helped the Flames rank No. 7 nationally in passing offense 
• Ranked sixth in the Big South in receptions and receptions per game 
• Set a program and Big South single-game record with 235 receiving yards during Liberty's season-finale victory over Stony Brook
• Had his first multiple touchdown game, with two touchdown receptions against Stony Brook
• Opened the year with a four-reception, 115-yard game against St. Francis, Pa.
• Two catches for 56 yards and a 40-yard touchdown reception against Charleston Southern

2009 (Fr.)
• Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Saw playing time in 10 of 11 games as a true freshman, including his first collegiate start against No. 6 James Madison
• Finished the year with three receptions for 24 yards
• Caught two passes for 12 yards against Presbyterian
• Added another 12-yard reception against VMI

Prep
• Three-year letterwinner at Liberty Christian Academy
• Three-time all-conference performer
• Garnered second team all-conference honors as a sophomore, hauling in 27 receptions for 430 yards and six touchdowns
• Received first team all-conference, all-area and all-state accolades as a junior, after posting 53 catches for 874 yards and 15 touchdowns
• Capped off his high school tenure by recording career-high numbers, as he tallied 1,002 receiving yards on 47 catches and 16 touchdowns in 2008
• Team captain his junior and senior year
• Also an all-conference, all-area and all-state performer in the high jump, triple jump and long jump
• A candidate for the High School Heisman award and a finalist for the Titan Trophy
• Graduated with highest honors
• Member of the National Honor Society

Personal
• Son of Pat and Debbie Kelly
• Birthday is on Sept. 10
• Exercise science major