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Isaac Kelley Athlete Profile

#21 Isaac Kelley

Isaac Kelley
Position: Linebacker Height: 6-4 Weight: 240 Roster Years: 1997-2001 Hometown: American Fork, UT Last School: American Fork High School


Born in Salt Lake City...parents are Ron and Colleen...recruited by Utah, Utah St., Arizona State and Washington.

Before BYU

Lettered three years in football, twice in baseball and once in basketball at American Fork MVP and offensive player of the year as a senior...two time 5A all-state...Utah Gatorade Player of the Year...coached by Davis Knight (Utah St.).


Year     G   UT   AT   TFL   FR   FC   INT   PD   BK   Hur   Sck
1999 10 23 11 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 4
2000 12 39 24 14 1 2 0 1 0 1 4
Total 22 62 35 20 1 2 0 1 0 6 8

1998 | Freshman Year

Switched from quarterback to linebacker during spring drills...saw limited action at linebacker during 1998 season.

1999 | Sophomore Year

Played in 10 of 11 regular-season games as a sophomore...ranked fifth among linebackers with 34 tackles (23 unassisted and 11 assisted), including five tackles for a net loss of 25 yards...recorded five quarterback hurries... sacked opposing quarterbacks four times for a total loss of 18 yards...earned coaches' award for linebackers in games against California and New Mexico... had one unassisted tackle for a loss of five yards against Marshall in the Motor City Bowl.

2000 | Junior Year

Started all 12 games at the strong-side linebacker position ... ranked third on the BYU roster with a career-high 63 tackles on the season, including 39 solo stops ... produced 14 tackles for a loss of 61 yards, including four sacks for 21 yards ... earned coaches' award for performances against Virginia, Air Force and New Mexico ... recorded seven tackles against Virginia, including one sack for a loss of six yards ... registered a season-high nine tackles against Air Force ... had eight stops against Syracuse, including a season-high six unassisted tackles.

2001 | Senior Year

Started 13-of-13 regular-season games for the Cougars and started during the Liberty Bowl against No. 22 Louisville...Honorable Mention All-MWC...Honorable Mention Media All-MWC...coaches awards against Nevada, Air Force and Mississippi State...recorded 89 tackles on the season, including 54 solos...had three sacks for a combined loss of 20 yards...recorded seven pass deflections...made three interceptions for a combined total of 83 yards (one for 60 yards against SDSU).