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FB/LB Bo Kelly
Cobras Career 
2000 
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 lead. 
 
AFL Career 
1999: 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.  

Pro Career  
Spent the 1995 season with the CFL Birmingham Barracudas  

College Career 
Earned 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  
 

Number: 2
DOB: 6/27/72
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 235
College: E. Texas State
Experience: 4
Acquired: Expansion Draft, Arizona, 00
 
6/30/2000 (tie)
vs. T'Bears
W 63-59
5 rushes for 30 yds and 2 TDs
game stats
 
Stats 
from ArenaFan