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Chad Kelly QB 6' 2 215 lbs

Rank: 
60
Round Drafted: 
60
College: 
Mississippi

One of 10 Manning Award finalists for the nation’s top quarterback ... First Ole Miss player to win Sugar Bowl MVP honors since Archie Manning in 1970 ... All-SEC second team (Coaches, AP, Phil Steele, Gridironnow.com) ... SEC Newcomer of the Year (Athlon) ... SEC All-Bowl Team (ESPN.com) ... Midseason All-SEC (ESPN.com) ... Maxwell Award watch list ... Started every game in his first year with the Rebels ... First QB to lead Ole Miss to wins over Alabama, Auburn and LSU in the same season ... First QB to lead Ole Miss to five victories over top-25 ranked teams ... Most wins by a first-year starting Ole Miss QB (10) since Jake Gibbs in 1959 ... Led the SEC in passing (310.9 ypg, 10th in nation), total offense (349.4 ypg, 7th in nation), passing touchdowns (31, 9th in nation) and points responsible for (246, 7th in nation) ... Also ranked top 20 nationally in passing efficiency (155.9), completion percentage (65.1), completions per game (22.9) and yards per pass attempt (8.83) ... Broke or tied 14 Ole Miss single-season records, including total yards (4,542), passing yards (4,042), passing TDs (31), touchdowns responsible for (41), completions (298), completion percentage (65.1), passing efficiency (155.9) and 300-yard passing games (8) ... His 4,542 total yards and 4,042 passing yards are both third-most in a season in SEC history, while his 41 total touchdowns are tied for seventh all-time in league records ... Directed an Ole Miss offense that established 14 single-season school records, including points (531), touchdowns (68), total offense (6,731), passing yards (4,351), passing TDs (35) and first downs (341) ... Led team with 10 rushing TDs, the most by an Ole Miss QB since Archie Manning had 14 in 1969.