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#41 Austin Kelly

Height 5-11
Weight 235 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Hickory Hills, Ill.
High School Stagg

2018 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for second year . . . Next Man In Award, offense . . . 2018 – – Season totals include six rushing attempts for nine yards and one reception for four yards and a touchdown . . . saw action in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 209 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 13-3 win over Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics as offense gained 545 yards total offense . . . saw action in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 48-31 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-16 win at Indiana as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . one reception at Indiana for four yards and a touchdown, the first score of his career . . .  saw action in 23-0 win over Maryland as offense gained 224 net rushing yards . . . first two rushing attempts of career for seven yards vs. Maryland, with a long of four yards . . . started at fullback in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . . three rushing attempts for one yard at Purdue . . . started at fullback in 14-10 loss to Northwestern, recording one rushing attempt for one yard . . . saw action in 63-0 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 400 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-28 win over Nebraska, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 226 yards and gained 419 yards total offense . . . started at fullback in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State, but had no statistics.

2017 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2017 – – Saw action in 24-3 win over Wyoming, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 31-14 win over North Texas, but had no statistics as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . saw action in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-10 loss at Michigan State, recording one KO return for seven yards . . . saw action in 45-16 win over Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 441 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 17-10 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 24-15 loss to Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 56-14 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 313 yards and gained 505 yards total offense . . . saw action in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College, but had no statistics.

2016 – – Saw action in all 13 games, primarily on special teams . . . one reception for five yards . . . saw action on special teams in 45-21 win over Miami . . . saw action in 42-3 win over Iowa State, but had no statistics as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Rutgers, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-31 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 49-35 win at Purdue, recording one reception for five yards as offense rushed for 365 net rushing yards and gained 520 yards total offense . . . saw action in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 28-0 win at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 40-10 win over #25 Nebraska, but had no statistics as offense gained 264 net rushing yards and 408 yards total offense . . . saw action in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida, but had no statistics.

2015 – – Saw first action of career in 31-14 win over Illinois State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 31-17 win at Iowa State . . . did not see action in 27-24 win over Pitt . . . did not see action in 62-16 win over North Texas . . . did not see action in 10-6 win at Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 29-20 win over Illinois . . . did not see action in 40-10 win at Northwestern . . . did not see action in 31-15 win over Maryland . . . did not see action in 35-27 win at Indiana . . . did not see action in 40-35 win over Minnesota . . . did not see action in 40-20 win over Purdue . . . did not see action in 28-20 win at Nebraska . . . did not see action in 16-13 loss to Michigan State . . . did not see action in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford.

2014 – – Redshirted after joining the program as a walk-on.

High school honors – – Earned first team all-conference and all-area honors as a senior and junior . . . all-conference selection as a sophomore and freshman . . . Career – – three-year letterman at fullback and defensive end . . . completed career as second leading rusher in school history . . . as a senior had 129 rushing attempts for 962 yards and seven touchdowns . . . rushed 136 times for 730 yards and five touchdowns as a junior, along with six receptions for 86 yards . . . team captain in both football and basketball as a senior . . . two-year basketball letterman.

Personal – – Born 9/27/96 . . . business major . . . mother is Kristyn Kelly . . . earned Academic All-State recognition . . . high school coach was Mike Fahey.