July 22, 2007

Combine award makes Kelley a top target

Last fall a tweaked back forced Paden Kelley to miss half of his Lake Travis High School team's undefeated regular season. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound tackle pound tackle from Austin, Texas said the injury left him feeling disappointed with his first year on the varsity squad.

"I had kind of a disappointing season because I tweaked my back," Kelley said. "We went undefeated through districts and lost in the playoffs to Hays."

Kelley said it was nerve-wracking to start on the varsity as just a sophomore. But, he didn't let his nerves get in the way of doing his part to help them team.

"I was very nervous when I heard I would be starting," he said.

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