The Army football team capped its spring preparations on Wednesday night with the annual Black/Gold Game at Michie Stadium. In a controlled scrimmage with a modified scoring system, the Black Knights' offense scored a 35-16 win over the defense.
Army head coach Stan Brock welcomed the newest members of the Black Knights' football program into the fold on Monday as he announced his club's 2008 recruiting class.
About Kelly: One of more experienced members of Army's stable of offensive linemen ... two-year letterman who gained starting experience during sophomore campaign ... in addition to offensive role, is a vital member of PAT/FG unit ... listed as co-starter at left tackle entering preseason.
2010: Saw action in 12 contests ... missed only road date against Rutgers ... filled backup role at left tackle throughout junior showing ... served as top reserve to veteran starter Anees Merzi at spot ... special teams contributor ... primarily utilized on Army's field goal and extra point units ... protected kicker Alex Carlton, helping him to a 41-fo-42 showing on extra points and 15 field goals in 22 tries.
2009: Appeared in 11 of 12 games ... missed only Black Knights' road showing at North Texas ... drew lone start against Iowa State ... made collegiate debut at Eastern Michigan.
2008: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
High School: All-state performer at Exeter High in Exeter, N.H. ... played for head coach Bill Ball ... split time between defensive end and tight end positions ... two time letterwinner ... earned all state honors at defensive end during junior season ... all state tight end as a senior ... helped squad to Division II state championship that year ... Joe Yukica New Hampshire Scholar Athlete Award recipient presented by National Football Foundation ... standout lacrosse defenseman as well ... four time letterwinner ... earned additional varsity letter in basketball ... Scholar Athlete Award winner in all three sports ... served as president of freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes throughout high school career ... Student Senate representative all four years ... mathematics peer tutor ... Spanish Honor Society member ... National Honor Society member as well ... New Hampshire Boys State graduate.
Personal: Born Nov. 13, 1989 ... given name is Daniel Bradford Kelly ... parents' names are Joseph and Laurie Kelly ... father, Joseph, lettered four times in football at University of Maine ... served as four year starter at defensive tackle for Black Bears ... brother, Bryan, graduated from U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2009 ... maternal grandfather, Bayard Waring, served in U.S. Air Force with 13th Bomb Squadron during Korean War ... retired from Air Force with rank of lieutenant ... maternal grandmother, Beatrice "Bebe" (Shoppe) Waring was voted Miss America in 1948 ... Brad enjoys skiing, reading and listening to music in spare time ... majoring in Engineering Management.