Gordon Ely-Kelso
Gordon  Ely-Kelso


Athens, Ga.

High School:
Clarke Central

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215




GORDON ELY-KELSO...Born: September, 29, 1983...High School: Clarke Central...two-year letterwinner as kicker, earning All-Northeast Georgia honors both seasons...All-State PK in his senior year...lettered four seasons in soccer with four All-Northeast Georgia awards...team finished as state runner-up during his senior season. High School Coach: Steve Brooks.

College: 2002 -- Redshirted but member of team that won Georgia's first SEC championship in 20 years, defeated FSU for Nokia Sugar Bowl title, set school record for most victories in a season (13), and finished with a final national ranking of No. 3.

2003 -- Outstanding spring, moving into contention for punting job... earned starting punter job during pre-season drills...named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for performance against South Carolina (5 punts, 41.0 average, four inside the 20-yard line).

2004 -- Solid spring, maintaining hold on number one punting job...in 10 games, punted 47 times for an average of 40.9 yards...booted career-long punt of 61 yards at South Carolina...named recipient of the Special Teams Most Improved Player Award at conclusion of the 2004 season...received Special Game Performance Award for his performance vs. Florida...part of team that posted 42-10 record from 2001-04 (sixth best in the country), three straight seasons of 10 or more wins, three straight bowl victories, and three consecutive national top six finishes... Recipient of William C. Hartman, Jr. Scholarship...

2005 -- Ranked second in the SEC and 18 th nationally with a 42.9 punting average...led Bulldogs who ranked 3 rd in the SEC and 8 th nationally with net punting average of 38.7....set SEC Championship Game record with 45.8 yard average...ranks second in the SEC with 41% of his punts landing inside the 20-yard line....named semifinalist for Ray Guy Award, given annually to the nation's top punter....named second team All-SEC by the Associated Press and the SEC Coaches...2006 - All star candidate who recorded three punts for 47.3 yard average in annual spring G-Day game....Major: Geography.

Year Punts Yds. Opp. Avg. Opp. Ret. Opp. Yds. Net Avg.
2003 66 2571 39.0 31 230 7.4
2004 53 2119 40.0 28 252 9.0
2005 57 2443 42.9 18 159 8.8
Totals 176 7133 40.5 77 641 8.3

2005:1 rush for 34 yards

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    Saturday, Sept 9
    7:30 PM
    at Notre Dame
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    Saturday, Sept 16
    vs Samford
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    Saturday, Sept 23
    vs Mississippi State
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    Saturday, Sept 30
    at Tennessee
    Knoxville, Tenn.
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    at Vanderbilt
    Nashville, Tenn.
    Saturday, Oct 14
    vs Missouri
    Athens, Ga.

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