Bobby Kelsey
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Bobby Kelsey

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Channahon, Ill.

High School:
Providence Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220

Position:
P

Experience:
3L

2007: Handled all of the Redbirds' punting and kickoff duties ... ranked third in the conference and No. 56 nationally in punting average (39.0) ... equalled his longest-career punt with a 60-yard boot at Youngstown State ... pinned 16 punts inside the 20-yard line.

2006: Took over as the punter in fall camp and appeared in 12 contests ... also served as the kickoff specialist ... averaged 39.5 yards-per-punt on the season ... put 12 punts inside the 20-yard line ... kicked three punts over 50 yards ... netted a season-long 60-yard punt in a win over Southern Illinois ... had 17 touchbacks on the season.

2005: Played in all 11 games as a true freshman ... primary kickoff man on special teams ... averaged 57 yards per kickoff ... had 22 touchbacks on the year.

Providence Catholic HS: Four-year letterwinner and starter ... member of three Celtic state championship teams (2001, 2002 and 2004) ... as a senior, booted seven field goals, while setting the school mark with 52 touchbacks ... boasted a 41.8-yard punting average and hauled in three touchdown catches ... posted 130 touchbacks during his prep career and holds the school record with 18 career field goals ... hauled in the game-winning catch on a 72-yard pass against St. Rita with 1:08 left in the game ... his longest kicks included a 68-yard punt, a 73-yard kickoff and a 49-yard field goal ... a two-time Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times All-State selection ... named to Tom Lemming's Preseason All-America list ... a Prepstar All-American ... a two-time all-area and all-conference selection ... competed in Australia as part of the All-Midwest team ... the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick state champion in 1997 ... finished with 11 field goals in 2003 ... coached by Matt Senffner.

Data: Born 9-30-86 in Joliet, Ill. ... son of Jeff and Robyn Martis ... the oldest of five children ... major: industrial technology.

CAREER STATISTICS

Avg.

YEAR G-GS Punts Yds Long KO Yds Avg. TB OB
2005 11-0 0 0 0 0 75 4331 57.0 22 4
2006 12-0 40 1578 39.5 60 68 3950 58.1 17 1
2007 11-0 48 1872 39.0 60 59 3521 59.7 2 3
TOTAL 34-0 88 3450 39.2 60 202 11702 58.1 41 8

CAREER SINGLE-GAME HIGHS
Punts: 8 vs. Western Illinois, 10-27-07
Long: 60, twice
Kickoffs: 11, three times
Touchbacks: 5, twice