University of Iowa Athletics
LB

#25 Kelby Telander

Height 6-4
Weight 238 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown North Liberty, Iowa
High School Liberty
Kelby Telander - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – – Honored as an Iowa Kid Captain in 2009.

2023 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student (2024 spring)… 2023 – – Played in two games, but had no statistics.

2022 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student (2023 spring)… 2022 – – Did not see any game action… Team Leader Award winner for special teams.

2021 Honors – – Dean’s List student (2022 spring)… 2021 – – Redshirted after joining the program as a walk-on.

High school honors – – Missed senior season after earning first-team all-district honors as a junior… honorable mention all-district as a sophomore… four-time academic all-conference honoree… Honor Roll student… National Honor Society member and National Honor Society Scholar… Career – – Three-year football letterman as defensive back, linebacker, wide receiver and quarterback… holds school workout records for hang clean (275) and bench press (225 x 6), 40-yard dash (4.52) and vertical jump (38.5)… recorded 34.5 tackles in seven games as a junior, with four interceptions, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and three total touchdowns… as a sophomore recorded 15.5 tackles, with two interceptions, one fumble recovery and one touchdown… team captain as a junior and senior… also competed in baseball and track as a prep… earned all-conference honors in both basketball and track… placed 15th at state track in 400-meter run (50.4).

Personal – – Born 12/24/2002… finance major… parents are Tina and Neil Telander… high school coach was Jerry and Jeff Gordon.