Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#15 Xavier Kelley
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
Hometown: Dneton, Texas
High School: Ryan HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Arizona: 3L... Kelley is expected to hold down the Will linebacker role in his fifth-year senior 2009 campaign after a solid junior year and progressive play each year of his career... Started eight contests among 12 played in '08, missing a few starts at mid year after an injury... Finished with 51 tackles, third among returnees... Capped off his season with a career-best 15 hits against BYU in Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl... Had nine against Oregon... Earned coaches' citation for defensive player of the game against Oregon State with six tackles... Lettered in 2007 as a backup and special teams starter... Recorded 12 tackles, with six of those coming on kickoff (5) and punt (1) coverage units... Had 1.5 tackles for loss including a sack against UCLA and a shared hit behind the lines at USC... Also broke up a pass... Had season-best two tackles in five different games... Earned a letter on special teams in 2006... Had eight tackles as a redshirt freshman... Backed up on the weak side... Redshirted in 2005...

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... 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: Academic major is interdisciplinary studies... Son of Juanita and Greg Boyd of Denton... 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.

Career Totals
Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Other 2006 12-0 4 4 8 - - 2007 12-0 7 5 12 1.5-11 1 Sk, 1 PD 2008 12-8 32 19 51 6.5-19 3 Sk, 2 PD, 2 FF Total 36-8 43 28 71 8-30 4 Sk, 3 PD, 2 FF