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Short and Insufficient Profile: Braxton Kelley

OK, so, during the dragging, sweaty, uncomfortable months of summer, we flippantly mentioned that we would be profiling every player on the team. It will only be fun and worthwhile, we decided, if we were both informative AND funny. Well, it would be really fun if we were drunk the entire time, but that’s neither here nor there. Thus, for these ten weeks leading up to the UL game, we will have at least one profile a day. We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed the idea of doing them, but not the actual task. Oh, and we see the egregious “that’s what she said” in the headline.

We’d also like to use this italicized space to apologize to the families of the players whose last names end in ‘A’ or ‘B’ because these early ones might suck a little.


Boring, Obligatory Vitals






Hometown–LaGrange, GA (LaGrange)

Unfair comparison to NFL-er: Wesley Woodyard. They played at the same high school, and now Kelley is first in line to succeed Woodyard at the weakside linebacker spot.

Most interesting fact from his media guide bio: Third in the region his junior year in the discus!

Something we made up about him: Prefers to be called ‘raxto.

Items of legitimate interest: Was named a freshman All-American by several publications. Had 11 tackles against Kent State last season, and ten against Florida.

Outlook for 2008, based on light research by our minions: Will be the starting weakside linebacker, filling the large shoes left by Woodyard. Doesn’t really matter what he does for the rest of his career, though. He did this:

Article written by Evan Hilbert