Redshirt senior linebacker Caleb Kelly suffered another significant knee injury in Oklahoma’s 27-14 loss at Baylor on Saturday. While there’s no official announcement on the exact nature of the injury, Kelly tweeted out after the game that his Sooner career had come to a close with this latest setback.
A member of Oklahoma’s 2016 recruiting class, where he was ranked as a 5-star recruit by Rivals, Kelly developed a knack for being in on big plays as a true freshman. He started each of the last six games of his freshman campaign, closing out with a 12-tackle performance against Auburn in the Sugar Bowl.
For his career Kelly made a total of 41 game appearances, recording 160 total tackles, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two touchdowns, and an interception. His on the field contributions will absolutely be missed but his contributions as a leader, and a person, probably can’t be duplicated. In 2018 Kelly was one of 11 FBS players named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for contributions to community and world at large.
Kelly is working on his second master’s degree at OU.
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