|Ht./Wt.:||6-4, 305 lbs|
|High School:||East HS|
|Years:||2016 - 2019|
2019: Entered bowl season credited with nine tackles, including a half-sack, as well as two pass breakups and a fumble recovery in 87 snaps over 10 games … recorded two tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Georgia Tech … added a tackle vs. Charlotte … registered two tackles including a half-sack vs. Florida State … contributed three tackles at Louisville … added a tackle vs. No. 22 Virginia in the ACC Championship Game.
2018: Credited with nine tackles (1.0 for loss) with 1.0 sack and a forced fumble in 93 snaps in 10 games … made two tackles in wins against Furman and Georgia Southern … also added a tackle at Georgia Tech and at Wake Forest … recorded his first career sack at Florida State … posted a tackle vs. Duke.
2017: Had eight tackles, a tackle for loss and sack in 76 snaps over eight games … had a sack in nine snaps against Wake Forest on Oct. 7 … had five tackles in 22 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 18.
Before Clemson: Rated as a consensus top 150 prospect in the nation … rated the No. 84 overall prospect by 247 Sports … No. 1 prospect in Kansas and eighth best defensive end in the nation by 247 Sports … listed as No. 113 prospect overall by Scout and No. 154 by both ESPN and Prep Star … No. 141 overall and second-best player in Kansas by Rivals … No. 1 prospect in Kansas by ESPN … played in the U.S. Army All-American game … had 72 tackles as a senior, 39 first hits and 33 assists in just nine games … had 12 tackles for loss, including 8.5 sacks … also an outstanding basketball player, a three-year starter and double figure scorer all three years … started at center on the East High School AAAAAA State Championship team of 2015 … honorable mention all-state as a basketball player … played his high school football for Bill Coffman … selected Clemson over offers from Georgia, Oklahoma, Kansas State and Alabama … first Clemson signee from the state of Kansas since Jason Gamble in 1996 … recruited by Brent Venables and Marion Hobby.
Personal: Born Oct. 2, 1997 … majoring in sports communication … completed microinternships with WH Trucking in 2018 and Adobe in 2019 … is a talented artist (examples below).
"No matter what obstacle you face … one little step at a time, one sketch at a time, you can get past it." ??@xavierkelly22 is back to the drawing board ??? pic.twitter.com/8P7WvR5mnx
— ACC Network (@accnetwork) December 28, 2019
Just finished this piece for the bros!!!! @Cle_Missile @llawrence2139 @cwilkins42 @_austinbryant7 love y'all boy man! Ball out!! #BestEver #AdobeDraw #2xChamps #greatness pic.twitter.com/rBAB8I29Al
— xavier kelly (@xavierkelly22) June 22, 2019
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide