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Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 4, 2016 – 8:51 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with first-round draft pick, center Ryan Kelly.Kelly, 6-4, 313 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the first round (18th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He played in 46 games (36 starts) at the University of Alabama where he was a three-year starter at center and helped the Crimson Tide to three National Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2015. Kelly did not allow a sack over his final two seasons in Tuscaloosa and missed just 15 assignments on 1,818 snaps during that span. As a senior in 2015, he started all 15 games for the National Championship-winning Crimson Tide en route to being named the Rimington Trophy Award winner, given annually to the nation’s top center. Kelly was a consensus First Team All-America selection and earned first-team honors from Walter Camp, USA Today, Sporting News, FWAA and the AFCA. He also was named Second Team Associated Press All-America and earned First Team All-SEC honors from the conference’s coaches and the AP. Kelly received the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, which is given to the conference’s top lineman. He was also named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2015 as he pursued his master’s degree in marketing. Kelly was a semifinalist for the Outland Trophy, which is given to the nation’s top interior lineman and a semifinalist for the Campbell Award.

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