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Kameron Kelly Career Stats
An athletic, player who came to SDSU as an "athlete" and played right away as a true freshman in 2014 ... Is making the move to cornerback this year after playing as a Warrior (safety) his first three seasons ... Also has seen time as a kick returner ... Is listed as one of the two starting cornerbacks heading into his final season.
JUNIOR SEASON (2016)
Played in all 14 of SDSU's games, making 38 tackles (19 solo) with five interceptions for 47 yards and six pass breakups ... Tied for the team lead in punt return tackles (4) and tied for third in special teams tackles (9) ... Ranked third in the MW and tied for 31st nationally in interceptions per game (0.36) ... Came off the bench vs. New Hampshire in the opener to make one assisted tackle with a pass breakup ... Had a big game off the bench vs. California, making four tackles (all solo) with an interception and a pass breakup ... The interception came in the end zone and led to an Aztec touchdown ... Made a solo stop off the bench at Northern Illinois ... Registered three stops (two solo) in a reserve role at South Alabama ... Had two tackles (one solo) off the pine vs. UNLV ... Had four tackles and a 20-yard interception off the bench at Fresno State ... Registered three tackles (two solo) with a PBU in a reserve role vs. San José State ... Made four stops (all assisted) at Utah State ... Came up with three tackles - all solo - off the bench vs. Hawai'i ... Had a good game in a reserve role at Nevada, registering two stops with an interception and a pass breakup ... The interception led to an Aztec touchdown run ... Registered a season-high five tackles off the bench at Wyoming ... Came up with four stops off the pine vs. Colorado State ... Had a pass breakup in significant time off the bench at Wyoming in the MW Championship game ... Had two tackles and a career-high two interceptions vs. Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl ... The interceptions were his fourth and fifth of the season, and sixth and seventh of his career.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
Had 58 tackles (37 solo) in 13 games (all starts) with three tackles for loss, three pass breakups and two interceptions for 31 yards... Missed the opener with San Diego for violation of team rules ... Made his first career start in just his seventh game at California ... Finished with four tackles (two solo) ... Came up with four tackles (one solo) and his first career pass breakup in his second straight start vs. South Alabama ... Had eight tackles (six solo) at Penn State in his third consecutive start, while adding a pass breakup with a diving play in the end zone ... Had just nine career tackles prior to recording eight at PSU ... Recorded four tackles (three solo) with a pass breakup in a fourth straight start vs. Fresno State ... Made eight tackles (five solo) in another start at Hawai`i ... The eight stops matched a career high ... Registered five stops in a start at San José State ... Had a solo stop against Utah State in another start ... Made three tackles (two solo) and had his first career interception for 16 yards at Colorado State ... The interception led to a 54-yard field goal by Donny Hageman has time expired in the first half, giving the Aztecs a 13-10 lead ... Made one solo tackle, a 1-yard loss, in another start against Wyoming ... Came up with three solo tackles, a 15-yard interception and a tackle for loss in a start at UNLV ... Finished with an assisted tackle against Nevada in a starting role ... Came up with seven tackles (five solo) vs. Air Force in the Mountain West Championship game ... Made a career-high nine stops (seven solo) with a tackle for loss in another start vs. Cincinnati in the Hawai`i Bowl.
FRESHMAN (TRUE) SEASON (2014)
Worked into the two-deep as a true freshman heading into the Fresno State game as the backup to Trey Lomax at one of the two Warrior spots, where he remained for three contests before having surgery on a leg for compartment syndrome late after the Hawai`i game on Oct. 18 ... Missed the final six games with that injury ... Played in six games, making one tackle and blocking a punt ... Was one of eight true freshmen to see action ... Also saw time on special teams, mainly as a kick returner, where he returned five kicks for 131 yards (26.2 avg.) ... The 26.2 average led the team, while his long of 56 yards was second ... Did not play in the opener vs. Northern Arizona ... Came off the bench in his first collegiate appearance at No. 21/23 North Carolina, but did not record a stat ... Logged his first career tackle on special teams at Oregon State ... Played again against UNLV, blocking a punt, SDSU's lone blocked punt of the season ... Logged time on special teams at Fresno State, where he returned a kick 56 yards, the longest by an Aztec this season ... Played again at New Mexico and had a 13-yard kick return ... Logged time again against Hawai`i, returning a kick for 25 yards ... Was taken out late in the game with a leg injury ... Later was diagnosed with compartment syndrome and was operated on early the next day (Oct. 19), ending his season ... Did not play the rest of the season in games at Nevada, vs. Idaho, at Boise State, vs. Air Force and against San José State ... Could have played vs. Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl, but was held out as a precaution.
A three-year letterwinner at Wylie High School in Murphy, Texas ... Named the 4A Region II District 13 Player of the Year after racking up 4,000 all-purpose yards ... An academic all-state selection ... Completed 56-of-96 passes (58.3 percent) for 841 yards with five touchdowns as a senior ... Led the Pirates to a 9-5 overall record and an appearance in the 4A D1 Quarterfinals ... Also rushed for 568 yards and 13 touchdowns on 86 carries and caught 59 passes for 950 yards and 11 scores ... Recorded seven interceptions on defense ... Lettered in basketball and track & field as well ... Is a three-star recruit by Scout.com, and a two-star recruit by both Rivals.com and 247sports.com ... 247sports gave him a grade of 75.
Kameron Rashad Kelly was born Aug. 19, 1996, in Round Rock, Texas ... Son of Curley Kelly and Toni Milburn and stepson of Joseph Milburn and Millie Kelly ... Chose SDSU over offers from Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Florida A&M, Grambling, Houston Baptist, Kent State, Lamar, Louisiana-Monroe, Navy, Northern Colorado, Prairie View A&M, Sam Houston State, South Dakota State, Stephen F. Austin, Texas Southern and Texas Tech ... Is majoring in social science.
Tackles: 9 vs. Cincinnati (12/24/15)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 vs. Cincinnati (12/24/15), at UNLV (11/21/15), vs. Wyoming (11/14/15)
Interceptions: 2 vs. Houston (12/17/16)
Pass Breakups: 1, nine times
Blocked Punts: 1 vs. UNLV (9/27/14)
Kick Returns: 2 vs. UNLV (9/27/14)
Long Kick Return: 56 at Fresno State (10/3/14)
Kick Return Yards: 56 at Fresno State (10/3/14)