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DERRICK KELLY II

#74

Player profile

position
Offensive Lineman
height
6'5"
weight
317
year
Redshirt Senior
hometown
Gretna, Fla.
high school
East Gadsden

2017:

Versatile lineman who started all 13 games, with starts at left tackle and left guard…formed a formidable left side of the line with LT Josh Ball that propelled true freshman and third-team All-ACC running back Cam Akers to an FSU freshman-record 1,024 rushing yards and seven touchdowns…part of an offensive line that produced over 400 yards six times, including vs. No. 13 Miami and Louisville…paved way for the team to earn a season-best performance of 504 total yards against ULM.

2016:

Appeared in five games, including starting the first two against Ole Miss and Charleston Southern…also appeared against Miami, Boston College, and Syracuse in a reserve role.

2015:

Appeared in six games, making four starts, before suffering a season ending injury in his first full season on the Seminole offensive line…made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Texas State…earned his first career start at Wake Forest – the first of four consecutive starts…all four starts came at right tackle…was on the line for two of Dalvin Cook’s 150+ yard rushing performances – 222 yards and two touchdowns vs. Miami and 163 yards and two touchdowns vs. Louisville…helped pace a Florida State offense that tallied over 500 yards of total offense in back-to-back games – vs. Miami (539 yards) and vs. Louisville (510 yards) – both wins for the Seminoles…registered FSU’s top grade at Boston College in a 14-0 Florida State victory.

2014:

Talented offensive lineman who saw action on the scout team during redshirt season.

PERSONAL:

Four-star offensive tackle recruit by 247Sports in the 2014 class…ranked the No. 25 offensive tackle and the No. 31 prospect in Florida by 247Sports…rated a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout…shot up recruiting boards during his senior year at nearby East Gadsden High in Havana, Fla….collected Class 4A All-State First Team honors as a senior and Second Team honors as a junior…originally committed to Kentucky…chose Florida State over offers from Florida, Georgia, LSU, and UCLA, among others…born August 23, 1995…majoring in social science.