NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Brian Kelly 25 CB 1998-2007 130 79
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
USC 5-11 193 14-Jan-76
How acquiredHow left
2nd round pick 1998 Unrestricted free agent - Detroit - 2008
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Profile
Spent a decade with the Bucs most of which saw him starting opposite Ronde Barber at cornerback but injuries marred his final two seasons in Tampa. Twice led the team in interceptions including the Super Bowl 2002 season. Spent his first three NFL seasons as the Bucs' nickel back and making occasional starts in place of Ronde Barber and Donnie Abraham through injury. Replaced Abraham as the starting right cornerback early in the 2001 season and played well enough to earn a new long-term contract whilst the former Pro Bowler Abraham was released. Bought himself out of his contract in March 2008 and signed with the Lions as a free agent. Played one year with Detroit and then retired from the game.

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
16 3 16 3 16 3 16 11 16 16 5 5
2004 2005 2006 2007
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
16 16 16 16 2 2 11 4

Interceptions
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1998 1 4 4.0 4 0
1999 1 26 26.0 26 0
2000 1 9 9.0 9 1
2002 8 68 8.5 31 0
2003 1 0 0.0 0 0
2004 4 101 25.3 75 0
2005 4 19 4.8 14 0
2007 2 0 0.0 0 0
Total 22 227 10.3 75 1
Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1998 16 10 26
1999 24 19 43
2000 32 15 47
2001 43 11 54
2002 61 17 78
2003 16 1 17
2004 50 12 62
2005 50 10 60
2006 12 3 15
2007 22 3 25
Total 326 101 427
Special Teams Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1998 6 0 6
1999 7 1 8
2000 2 1 3
2001 7 2 9
Total 22 4 26
SacksPasses Defensed
Season No. Season No
19987
199914
200014
2001 1.520018
2002 1.0200223
20035
200422
2005 1.0200516
20079
Total 3.5Total118