Mike Kelley (American football)

For other people with the same name, see Mike Kelley (disambiguation).
Mike Kelley
Date of birth (1959-12-31) December 31, 1959
Place of birth Sonora, California
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
College Georgia Tech
NFL draft 1982 / Round: 6
Career history
As player
1983 Tampa Bay Bandits (USFL)
1984–1985 Memphis Showboats (USFL)
1987 San Diego Chargers
1995 Memphis Mad Dogs (Canadian Football League)

Mike Kelley (born December 31, 1959) is a former professional quarterback. He played for the Tampa Bay Bandits and Memphis Showboats in the United States Football League. After the USFL failed, he joined the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League as a replacement player during the 1987 strike. Eight years after his stint with the Chargers, he came out of retirement at age 35 to serve as backup quarterback on the Memphis Mad Dogs, a Canadian Football League team that was assembling itself on whatever remnants of the Showboats they could find. He played collegiately for the Georgia Tech football team. He was inducted into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame in 1992.[1]


  1. "Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame". RamblinWreck.com. Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Retrieved 2007-09-25.

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