HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:
One of the country's most versatile offensive line prospects, with impressive strength and athleticism who could possibly play all five positions ... a consensus four-star prospect and a big pickup for the Crimson Tide out of the state of Ohio ... was selected as an Under Armour All-American, but unable to play in the game coming off of a knee injury ... ranked the nation's No. 2 center by Scout.com ... ESPNU listed him as the No. 4 center in the country while Rivals.com had him ranked sixth at center and the No. 15 overall prospect in the state of Ohio ... suffered a torn ACL in 2010, forcing him to miss time, but still was named third-team Division I All-Ohio ... was a first team all-conference and all-city selection on the offensive line as a junior in 2009 ... SuperPrep ranked him as the No. 42 player in Ohio ... selected Alabama over offers from Florida, Florida State, Michigan and Tennessee.
Took over the starting duties at center for departed All-American Barrett Jones ... started nine games and was responsible for line calls and adjustments along an offensive front that ranked 23rd nationally and fourth in the SEC for fewest sacks allowed per game (1.31)
A second-year starter at center who made all calls and anchored the Crimson Tide's offensive line ... a member of the Rimington Trophy watch list ... started 12 games at center and helped lead an offensive line that averaged 206.6 yards rushing per game, which ranked seventh in the SEC and 30th nationally
A three-year starter at center in his senior season at the Capstone and the Crimson Tide’s signal-calling anchor ... named the Rimington Trophy Award winner, given annually to the nation’s top center ... a consensus first team All-America selection, earning first-team honors from Walter Camp, USA Today, Sporting News, the FWAA and the AFCA ... selected as a second team All-American by the Associated Press … selected to the All-SEC First Team by the conference coaches and the Associated Press ... SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year ... received the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the conference’s top lineman from the SEC ... semifinalist for the Outland Trophy, which is presented the nation’s top interior lineman, and is a semifinalist for the Campbell Award ... midseason All-American by USA Today …
NFL (2016) :
Lakota West graduate & Tomahawk Ryan Kelly selected in the NFL Draft. Ryan Kelly picked 18th overall by Indianapolis