Bo Kelly was drafted by
the Cobras in the 12th round of the expansion draft, joining his former
defensive coordinator from Arizona, Cobras head coach Doug Kay. He
was a consistent contributor in Carolina’s first few games, catching a
pass and recovering a fumble vs. Florida, rushing for two touchdowns at
Los Angeles, making four tackles and recovering another fumble vs. Orlando
and grabbing three passes for 26 yards at Tampa Bay. Kelly stepped
into the spotlight at Florida after Marrio Grier was injured on the first
play of the game, and rushed for a career-high 38 yards on 11 carries.
He turned in 40 all-purpose yards in his first start vs. Nashville, and
had a sack, a fumble recovery and a rushing touchdown in the Cobras’ near-upset
of Orlando. Kelly had his best game of the season against Houston,
rushing for 30 yards and two touchdowns, including a fourth quarter 24-yarder,
breaking up a pass and making a vital block on Adrian Lunsford’s kick return
touchdown. He finished the season as the Cobras’ second leading rusher
with 116 yards, and his seven rushing touchdowns tied him for the team
Played in 10 games for the Rattlers... Finished second on the team in rushing
1998: Finished second on the team in rushing... Against Florida
on 5/30, had two carries for 16 yards, a reception for a four-yard score,
a tackle, an assist, a pass deflection and a blocked field goal for a safety...
Placed on injured reserve on 6/5 1997: Led the Rattlers in rushing,
and finished third on the team in sacks... Named Game Ironman with five
carries for 22 yards and 2 touchdowns vs. San Jose on 5/24... Recorded
a rushing touchdown in six of the last eight games of the season... Had
five carries for 34 yards against Iowa in Arena Bowl XI... 1996:
Shattered all Rattler season rushing records in his first AFL season...
Finished six rushes and 21 yards short of Rattler career marks in just
one season... Had three three-touchdown games against Charlotte, Anaheim
and Orlando... Had four 8+ carry games and five 15+ carry games... Game
Ironman with 27 yards rushing on nine carries for three touchdowns, one
reception for six yards, one tackle and an interception vs. Anaheim (6/22)...
Had five touchdowns in two playoff games.
Spent the 1995 season with
the CFL Birmingham Barracudas
second team All-Lone Star Conference honors his senior year... Second on
team in rushing, third in receiving, and second in scoring his senior year...
Named 1994 Snow Bowl MVP
E. Texas State
Expansion Draft, Arizona, 00
5 rushes for 30 yds
and 2 TDs