Green Wave continue to work on playbook with the start of the 2013 season slated for Aug. 29
Defense shines early on, offense finds rhythm late as Green Wave open final week of fall camp
Robert Kelley highlights 139-yard rushing performance with 50 yards and a score on seven carries
Green Wave go through extended short-yardage and goal-line situationals as week two of preseason nears end
The Green Wave lost 33-17 to the Memphis Tigers on October 22nd, 2011 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
2011: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman...led the team in all-purpose yards (1815), kick returns (64) and kick return yardage (1305) while ranking second in rushing attempts (74) and rushing yards (332), tied for second in rushing touchdowns (2), third in yards of total offense (332) and sixth in both receptions (16) and receiving yards (178)...set Tulane single-season records in kick returns and return yardage while all-purpose yardage total ranks third...finished second in Conference USA in all-purpose yards per game (139.6), fifth in kick return yards per game (20.4) and 14th in kickoff return average (20.39)...ranked 28th nationally in all-purpose yards per game...surpassed 100 all-purpose-yard mark 10 times, including a career-best 228 vs Houston (11/10) when he ran seven times for 40 yards, caught three passes for 32 yards and returned a school single-game record nine kickoffs for 168 yards...named C-USA and Louisiana Special Teams Players of the Week after setting a Tulane record with 213 yards on seven kickoff returns (30.4 avg.), including 66-yarder, vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/3)...posted career highs with 16 carries for 92 yards with a long of 24 at Hawai'i (11/26)...caught a season-best four passes for 31 yards at SMU (11/5)...tallied a career-best 47 receiving yards on a pair of grabs at Duke (9/24).
High School: Two-year letterman at O. Perry Walker for coach Emanuel Powell...rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com while garnering two-star recognition from Scout.com and ESPN.com...earned a scout grade of 73 and tabbed the No. 153 running back in the nation by ESPN.com while sitting 178th nationally at his position according to Scout.com...for his career, ran 404 times for 2,347 yards (5.8 avg.) and 25 touchdowns, hauled in 28 passes for 242 yards (8.6 avg.) and three touchdowns, and scored four two-point conversions...named first-team All-District 10-4A as a junior and senior...as a senior, named honorable-mention all-state and first-team all-metro after running for 947 yards and 10 touchdowns and catching 10 passes for 86 yards (8.6 avg.) and two scores despite being plagued by a back injury throughout the season...selected to play in the Darren Sharper Lake Pontchartrain All-Star Classic...ran for 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns while catching 18 passes for 156 yards (8.7 avg.) and a score as a junior en route to earning first-team all-state honors.
Personal: Born Robert John Kelley on Oct. 3, 1992, in New Orleans, La...son of Robert Thompson and Darriel Kelley...has one brother, Fred, and four sisters: Johnqul, Kevijon, Yonnie and Nigal...undecided on major.
Kelley's Career Offensive Statistics
Kelley's Career Return Statistics