Ethan Kelley
No. 99, 78
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1980-02-12) February 12, 1980 (age 44)
Amarillo, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:338 lb (153 kg)
Career information
High school:Kempner (Sugar Land, Texas)
NFL draft:2003 / Round: 7 / Pick: 243
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:1
Player stats at · PFR

Ethan Jeffrey Arthur Kelley (born February 12, 1980)[1] is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Baylor.

High school career

Kelley attended Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Texas. As a senior, he was an All-District selection as both an offensive and defensive lineman, and on defense, posted two sacks, 67 tackles, and two pass deflections.

College career

Kelley played college football at Baylor. He started 21 games on the offensive line as a freshman and sophomore. Midway through spring training in 2001, Kelley was switched to defensive line. During the two seasons that he played defense, Kelley made 133 tackles and four sacks. He majored in business and graduated in May 2003.

Professional career

Kelley was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (243rd overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.[2][3] He was later released and signed to the Patriots practice squad, where he spent the 2003 season. He played in one game during the 2004 season before being waived and signed by the Cleveland Browns.[4] During the 2005 season, he appeared in 11 games. He started two of those games against the Miami Dolphins and the Minnesota Vikings before going on injured reserve.[1] In 2006, he continued as the second string NT behind Ted Washington and also began transitioning to left defensive end, where he played one game.

Kelley was signed to a new one-year contract by the Browns on April 19, 2007. Kelley underwent microfracture surgery on his knee after the 2007 season and went unsigned.


  1. ^ a b "Ethan Kelley Stats". Retrieved 2022-02-12.
  2. ^ "2003 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-03-27.
  3. ^ "Ethan Kelley football Statistics on". Retrieved 2022-02-12.
  4. ^ "Cleveland Browns - The Team - Roster". 2006-08-28. Archived from the original on 28 August 2006. Retrieved 2022-02-12.