Todd  Kelly Jr.

6Todd Kelly Jr.


Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Webb School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 208




  • Tackles - 5 vs. Oklahoma, 9/12/15
  • Interceptions - 2 vs. Oklahoma, 9/12/15
  • Fumble Recoveries - 1 vs. Utah State, 8/31/14



  • Seeing lots of time at strong safety in sophomore season
  • Played in 11 games with two starts in 2015, has 44 tackles, fifth on team and tied for team lead with two interceptions
  • Six tackles vs. South Carolina (11/7) for 14 tackles in three-game span
  • Four stop for second game in row at #8 Alabama (10/24)
  • Four tackles and two pass break-ups vs. #19 Georgia (10/10)
  • Five tackles at Florida (9/26)
  • Tied for team lead with five tackles vs. W. Carolina (9/19)
  • Returned to starting lineup vs. #19 Oklahoma (9/12), had first multi-interception game to go along with career-high eight tackles; last Vol with two interceptions in a game was Brian Randolph vs. WKU (9/7/13)
  • After spending a week in the hospital with an infection, opened 2015 with two tackles vs. Bowling Green (9/5)


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  • Games/Starts: 13/3
  • One of seven legacy freshmen on the roster, following father Todd Kelly Sr. to Vols
  • Led all freshmen in the SEC with three interceptions
  • Played in all 13 games, starting three games, making 33 tackles on the season with three interceptions
  • Three interceptions are the most by a Vols true freshman since Eric Berry had five in 2007
  • Made three tackles in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Iowa (1/2)
  • Clutch interception, as he dragged his toe in-bounds, late in win at Vanderbilt (11/29)
  • Drew start vs. Missouri (11/22) in place of Brian Randolph (targeting suspension), making career best six tackles
  • Three stops at #3 Ole Miss (10/18)
  • Four tackles vs. Chattanooga (10/11)
  • Second interception, a 21-yard return, vs. Florida (10/4)
  • First interception of career on leaping pick-off at #12/13 Georgia (9/27) along with four tackles
  • Made first-career start at strong safety vs. Arkansas State (9/6), making five tackles
  • In college debut, recovered fumble to set up Vols' second TD of game, also made two tackles vs. Utah State (8/31)


  • Lettered at Webb School in Knoxville, Tenn., for head coach David Meske
  • 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 68 national prospect, No. 6 safety, No. 3 prospect in Tenn.)
  • ESPN: 4-star (No. 84 national prospect, No. 5 safety, No. 3 prospect in Tenn.)
  • Rivals: 4-star (No. 71 national prospect, No. 9 safety, No. 4 prospect in Tenn.)
  • Scout: 4-star (No. 14 safety)
  • 2013 Gatorade State Player of the Year for Tennessee
  • Tennessee Titans Division II-A Mr. Football in both 2012, 2013
  • 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection
  • 2012 Knoxville News Sentinel's Defensive Player of the Year
  • Two-time TSWA All-State selection
  • Played both defensive back and running back for Webb
  • Led Spartans to Division II-A State Championship in 2013
  • As a senior leader had 53 tackles, one sack and two interceptions to go along with 1,014 rushing yards and 23 total touchdowns on offense
  • Named BlueCross Bowl Offensive MVP as he ran for more than 250 yards and scored three touchdowns in the championship game
  • As a junior, recorded 72 tackles and three interceptions on defense and carried the ball 99 times for 1,120 yards and 23 touchdowns while also scoring five receiving touchdowns


  • Full Name: Todd Eric Kelly, Jr.
  • Born: October 9, 1995
  • Son of Renee and Todd Kelly Sr.
  • Father, Todd Kelly Sr., was a star for the Vols in the early 1990s and played four seasons in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons
  • Majoring in Biomedical Engineering
  • Recipient of the Phillip Fulmer Award for Excellence Scholarship


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