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U.S. Army presents Todd Kelly Jr. with game jersey


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- It's been a busy week for Webb standout Todd Kelly Jr., and the biggest moment is yet to come.

Monday afternoon, Kelly was named Mr. Football in Murfreesboro.

This morning at his school, the U.S. Army was on hand to present the Tennessee commitment with a U.S. Army All-American Bowl game jersey.

"Representing the U.S. Army is a great privilege," Kelly said.

"They put their lives on the line everyday. For me to play a football game and meet all the guys that serve our country is pretty cool."

Only 90 of the nation's top prospects are invited to play in the prestigious game, which takes place January 4 in San Antonio.

Past players in the game include Tim Tebow and Andrew Luck.

"It's always been a dream of mine to play in an All-American game, especially when I was little. I always looked and saw those players on TV, so it's pretty cool to think it's actually happening now," Kelly said.

Kelly's whirlwind week continues Thursday when his Webb Spartans take on St. George's in Cookeville for the Division II, Class A state championship.

Kelly, a standout defensive back, has offers all across the country. He committed to Tennessee in March. He's a Rivals 4-star prospect. The recruiting website tabs Kelly as the fourth best safety in the nation.


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