2005 (Freshman): Lefthanded reliever who started the season very well but was used sparingly over the final two months ... Made 16 appearances, all in relief, usually for 3-5 outs ... Posted a 1-2 record in 22.1 innings of work ... Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in Blue Raider debut in season-opener versus Ball State ... Allowed two runs with two strikeouts in 3.2 innings against Southeastern Louisiana ... Gave up two unearned runs versus Jacksonville State in 3.1 innings, taking the loss ... Allowed two unearned runs against Southern Illinois in 3.0 innings of work ... Gave up two runs in 1.2 innings at Lipscomb ... Recorded scoreless outings versus Tennessee Tech and at Austin Peay ... Allowed two runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning against New Orleans, taking the loss ... Tossed 2.1 scoreless innings versus Memphis to pick up his first collegiate victory.
2004: Slated to work from the bullpen, but an early injury sidelined him ... Once healthy, staff decided for him to redshirt.
High School: Three-year letterwinner for coach Tommy Pharr at Farragut HS ... Named TBCA All-Region as junior and senior and All-District as senior ... Voted to All-State Tournament team as junior and Most Improved at FHS as junior ... Earned All-KIL as senior ... Batted .350 with nine home runs and 45 RBIs as junior ... Compiled .324 batting average with 32 RBIs as well as 9-0 pitching mark with 1.93 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 50.2 innings as senior ... Team finished 48-1, top-ranked in state and No. 2 in nation as senior in winning AAA state championship ... Squad played in state title game all three years.
Personal: James Christopher Kelly ... Son of Jim and Angel Kelly ... Born August 22, 1984 ... Majoring in Business Administration.