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Xavier Kelly
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Xavier Kelly 2811747
Position: DE
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 265
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Wichita, Kan.
High School: East HS
Experience: Redshirt

Backup defensive end in his first active season in 2017.

2017: Had eight tackles, a tackle for loss and sack in 76 snaps over eight games ... had a sack in nine snaps against Wake Forest on Oct. 7 ... had five tackles in 22 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 18.

2016: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as a consensus top 150 prospect in the nation ... rated the No. 84 overall prospect by 247 Sports ... No. 1 prospect in Kansas and eighth best defensive end in the nation by 247 Sports ... listed as No. 113 prospect overall by Scout and No. 154 by both ESPN and Prep Star ... No. 141 overall and second-best player in Kansas by Rivals ... No. 1 prospect in Kansas by ESPN ... played in the U.S. Army All-American game ... had 72 tackles as a senior, 39 first hits and 33 assists in just nine games ... had 12 tackles for loss, including 8.5 sacks ... also an outstanding basketball player, a three-year starter and double figure scorer all three years ... started at center on the East High School AAAAAA State Championship team of 2015 ... honorable mention all-state as a basketball player ... played his high school football for Bill Coffman ... selected Clemson over offers from Georgia, Oklahoma, Kansas State and Alabama ... recruited by Brent Venables and Marion Hobby.

Personal: First Clemson signee from the state of Kansas since Jason Gamble in 1996 ... majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management.

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