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Xavier Kelley
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 17, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: 1L...  Earned a letter on special teams in 2006 and will contend for top fill-in duty behind UA’s elders at the position in 2007...  Team-high 20 tackles in two spring scrimmages solidified his role... Had eight tackles as a redshirt freshman... Backed up on the weak side... Redshirted in 2005...


Career Totals: 4+4, 8 tackles


High School: Ryan High School, Denton, Texas, 2005...  PrepStar All-America honors as a defensive back... Coaches’ 2004 All-District 5-5A honors... AP 5A first-team All-state... Houston Chronicle state Top 100 as a DB... first-team all-state ... SuperPrep All-Southwest as No. 73 prospect in region... Rivals three-star rating and No. 18 position ranking, plus No. 67 on Texas prospect list... three-star at No. 94... Max Emfinger Recruiting national top 40 weakside linebacker list with 4.5 stars... Emfinger Texas Top 150 Playmaker at No. 86... In 16 games in 03 season for the 4A state runners-up, Kelley was credited with 98 tackles and 15 quarterback sacks from his defensive end spot... He started three years for Ryan, which won a pair of 4A state titles during his career... Final No. 10 ranked team at 12-2 by Texas HS No. 26 safety... Two-year basketball letterman and one in track...


Personal: Son of Juanita and Greg Boyd of Denton... Academic major to be determined... National Honor Roll student... Brother, Greg II, played basketball for Central Florida Junior College...  Involved in Galilee Baptist Church activities... Like relaxing, playing basketball and music... Full name Xavier Shawn Kelley Jr... Date of birth: Oct. 19, 1986, in Lewisville, Texas.

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