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Badgers' Kelly hopes to lose injury-prone reputation, get NFL shot

Brendan Kelly is well aware of the label that has been attached to his name -- one with which no football player ever wants to be associated. And as a so-called fringe NFL prospect, the last thing the former Wisconsin outside linebacker needs is the stigma of being called injury prone. Still, Kelly recognizes there is only one way for him to shed such a tag: Get into an NFL camp...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin senior duo hopes to leave legacy in last 'Axe' game

MADISON, Wis. -- When Brendan Kelly and Beau Allen have a free moment together, chances are you can find them fist bumping and waving as part of their own special handshake. The intricacies are left to secrecy, but the crux of the shake revolves around the formation of an "M," in much the same way as Texas' "Hook 'em Horns" hand sign. "It's an...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Refreshed Wisconsin eager to get back after bye

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer Brendan Kelly looked around the room during the Wisconsin football team's morning meeting and felt a different vibe. Less yawning. Guys paying extra attention. Lots of note-taking. Refreshed from a bye week, the Badgers are eager get back to winning again. ''Any time you meet around 6:30, 7 in the morning,...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Kelly an invaluable asset for UW defense

MADISON, Wis. Contrary to popular belief, Brendan Kelly was not a member of Barry Alvarez's team during his first coaching stint. He was not on the field when Ron Dayne won a Heisman Trophy, nor was he around for the press conference to announce Bret Bielema's hiring as Wisconsin's new football coach. It merely seems as though Kelly, a sixth-year defensive lineman at...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Badgers Spring Football Preview: Defensive Line

The defensive line in 2012 showed just how talented and deep of a unit it could be thanks to nagging injuries to just about every one of the starters on the line. Brendan Kelly was supposed to be gone, however he received an extra year of eligibility due to his injury history and will be back with the Badgers in 2013 and that makes this unit even better.  In fact all 4 starters...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Defensive linemen working on explosiveness

MADISON, Wis. Brendan Kelly popped in the game tapes this offseason and didn't like what he saw from himself in 2011. Kelly, a starting defensive end at Wisconsin, noticed he was a step slow at times and missing legitimate sack opportunities in the backfield. He wasn't alone."A lot of us d-linemen sat down and looked at the film from last year and saw those sacks that...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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