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Dennis Kelly

Offensive Tackle (OT) New York Jets
Birthday January 16, 1990
Age 34 years
Height 6' 8''
Weight 321 lbs
College Purdue
Draft Year 2012
Draft Info 2012: Rd 5, Pk 153 (PHI)

Dennis Kelly is an offensive tackle for the New York Jets. Starting with the Philadelphia Eagles, Kelly has played for the Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers, and the Indianapolis Colts before signing with the New York Jets Practice squad.

Kelly was born to Irish parents in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He has an older brother, Tim Kelly who is an offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans. Previously, he coached with the Houston Texans.

Kelly completed his high school at Marian Catholic High School where he played tight end and basketball. Information on his parents is scarce. However, it’s known that he lost his father back in December 2018.

He even missed team practice in the lead-up to the match against the New York Giants while attending his father’s funeral.

Kelly leads a happily married life with his wife Jerianna Kelly. The husband and wife are college sweethearts who started dating after meeting at Purdue University. Jerianna studied Bachelor of Arts. Dennis and Jerianna got engaged on March 9, 2013, and they tied the knot on May 10, 2014.

The husband and wife are parents to three daughters. They gave birth to their first girl, Eden on July 16, 2015. Jerianna gave birth to their second child, Isla on March 15, 2018. And their third daughter was born on February 18, 2020.

Career Highlights

  • Kelly played as an offensive tackle at Purdue University from 2008 to 2011, appearing in 42 games with 37 starts.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles signed Kelly in the fifth round, 153rd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
  • He played in 13 games in his first season, starting the last ten games.
  • Kelly didn’t play in the 2013 season and played in three games in 2014.
  • He extended his contract with the Eagles in 2015 and played in fourteen games.
  • In 2016, he again signed a one-year contract, extending his stay until 2017.
  • He was traded to the Tennessee Titans on August 16, 2016, and played in all sixteen games.
  • In the 2017 season, he was the backup behind left tackle Taylor Lewan and right tackle Jack Conklin. He played in all 16 games, starting in one.
  • In the 2018 season, Kelly played in eleven games, starting in five.
  • Kelly played in 15 games in 2019, starting in the first four games.
  • On March 16, 2020, Kelly signed a three-year $21 million contract extension with the Titans.
  • He started in all 16 games for the Titans in the 2020 season.
  • Dennis signed with the Green Bay Packers on July 29, 2021, and played in 10 games.
  • In May 2022, Kelly signed with the Indianapolis Colts, however, he was waived during final roster cuts on August 30. He re-signed a one-year contract the next day.
  • Kelly signed a one-year contract with the Eagles on July 19, 2023. However, he was released on August 27, 2023.
  • He signed with the New York Jets Practice squad on October 11, 2023.

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As a passionate writer and dedicated NFL enthusiast, Ray brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the world of football. With a focus on NFL players and WAGs, Ray dives deep into the stories, lives, and careers of these incredible athletes. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling, Ray captures the essence of the NFL world, exploring the lives of players, and their family members.