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Chris Kelsay
DE #90
Height:
6-4
Weight:
263
College:
Nebraska
Hometown:
Auburn, NE
Experience:
10
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 147 440 291 149 32.5 2 22 3 1 20 -- 17
2012 BUF 9 14 12 2 2 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 BUF 12 41 25 16 5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 BUF 16 72 46 26 3.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2009 BUF 16 62 41 21 5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 BUF 16 47 33 14 2 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2007 BUF 14 43 34 9 2.5 1 3 1 1 0 -- 0
2006 BUF 16 61 41 20 5.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2005 BUF 16 44 25 19 2.5 -- 3 1 0 17 17 17
2004 BUF 16 37 22 15 4.5 -- 1 1 0 3 3 3
2003 BUF 16 19 12 7 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 147 1 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0
2012 BUF 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 BUF 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 BUF 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 BUF 16 1 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0
2003 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

Selected in the second round of the 2003 Draft (48th overall)… Was the sixth defensive end selected in the draft… Only other two Bills ever selected at 48th overall were QB Matt Kofler in 1982 and WR Bucky Brooks in 1994

PRO:

Selected in the second round of the 2003 Draft (48th overall)… Was the sixth defensive end selected in the draft… Only other two Bills ever selected at 48th overall were QB Matt Kofler in 1982 and WR Bucky Brooks in 1994

CAREER:

One of three Bills defensive linemen with three career interceptions (Ron McDole – 6, Aaron Schobel – 3)

• Produced a career season in 2006 where saw career highs in tackles with 88 and sacks posting 5.5

2011:

At KC (9-11): Started at OLB and made 1 tackle. Defense held KC to 108 rushing yards and only 13 1st downs.

Vs. Oak (9-18): Posted three tackles and two QB hits.

Vs. NE (9-25): Posted two tackles and pass defensed.

At Cin (10-2): Posted one tackle and one QB hit.

Vs. Phi (10-9), At NYG (10-16): Inactive (injury)

Vs. Was (10-30): Returned to action after missing two weeks and recorded 1.0 sack and one tackle... raised career sack total to 26.5, now in sole possession of 10th place on the team’s all-time sack list.

Vs. NYJ (11-6). At Dal (11-13): Inactive (injury)

At Mia (11-20): Started and saw his first action in two weeks.

At NYJ (11-27): Recorded a season-high four tackles.

Vs. Ten (12-4): Posted two tackles.

At SD (12-11): Recorded a season-high six tackles.

Vs. Mia (12-18): Posted a strip-sack in the second quarter. Has 6.0 sacks against Miami - most vs. any team. Now has seven career forced fumbles. .. Added a season-high seven tackles. ... Played in his 136th game to tie Ruben Brown and Rian Lindell for 27th in team history.

Vs. Den (12-24): Produced his 1st career multi-sack game with 2.0 sacks. ... Forced an INT on a QB hit on Tim Tebow that was returned by Spencer Johnson for a TD. ... Posted a game-high nine tackles - including two tackles for loss.

At NE (1-1): Totaled four tackles.

2010:

Voted as a team captain for the third time in his career (2007, 2008, 2010)

vs. MIA (9/12): Made his first career start at OLB. Posted seven tackles.

at GB (9/19): Led the team with eight tackles and added a QB hit.

at NE (9/26): Recorded four tackles.

vs. NYJ (10/3): Totaled five tackles.

vs. JAX (10/10): Recorded six tackles.

at BAL (10/24): Recorded a .5 sack on a 3rd down play in the first overtime series. Sack forced a Baltimore punt. Also added three tackles.

at KC (10/31): Posted one assisted tackle.

vs. CHI (11/7): Recorded two tackles.

vs. DET (11/14): Had a very active day with six tackles including one for a loss.

at CIN (11/21): Tallied 1.0 sacks to go with three QB hits, two solo tackles and a pass defensed.

vs. PIT (11/28): Posted a season-high nine tackles. Recorded 1.0 sack in overtime on a 3rd-down play forcing a Pittsburgh punt.

at MIN (12/5): Posted three tackles including one for loss and added a QB hit.

vs. CLE (12/12): Made his 100th career start. Totaled four tackles and one forced fumble.

at MIA (12/19): Started but did not record a tackle.

vs. NE (12/26): Played in his 125th game. Posted the team’s only sack. Tied Fred Smerlas for 10th on the team’s all-time sack chart with 25.5. ... Added three tackles including one tackle for loss and a quarterback hit.

2009:

Started at LDE at NE (9/14), before leaving in the second quarter with a knee injury… tallied one solo tackle and two QB hits.

Vs. TB (9/20) started at left defensive end and had a QB hit.

Against NO (9/27), tied for the team lead with eight tackles (B. Scott) including six solo, two tackles for a loss, a QB hit and a sack on third down that was good for a loss of 10 yards.

At NYJ (10/18), posted a career-high and tied for the team-high (K. Ellison) with 12 tackles, including six solo.

At CAR (10/25), tallied four solo tackles, a sack, a tackle for a loss and a QB hit… sack was the 20th of his career.

Vs. NYJ (12/3), had five tackles, including three solo, a sack, tackle for a loss and QB hit.

At KC (12/13), tallied three tackles, a tackle for a loss and a strip-sack. The sack was his fifth of the season and the forced fumble was the fifth of his career.

Vs. IND (1/3), tallied four tackles, including three solo, and recorded a fumble recovery in the second quarter, which led to the Bills third TD.

2008:

Voted as a defensive captain for the second consecutive year

Recorded his second 80-plus tackle season of his career, finishing with 82 stops

According to NFL.com statistics, recorded seven passes defensed for fourth-best among AFC defensive lineman and tied for 10th in the league

Posted his first forced fumble of the season and recorded a sack vs. Oak. (9/21)… fumble was recovered by LB Paul Posluszny and turnover led to the team’s first touchdown of the game… FF was the fourth of his career

Notched his second sack of the season in his 90th career game vs. SF (11/30)… sack resulted in a 49ers punt

Compiled a season-high 11 tackles, including two stops for a loss vs. Mia. (12/7)

Made the 70th start of his career at Den. (12/21/), posting two tackles, two passes defensed and two QB pressures

2007:

Voted as a defensive captain

Started the first 11 games of the season at left end and the last three, missed two games with an ankle injury

Compiled 74 tackles, an interception returned for a touchdown, a safety and 2.5 sacks

Tied for the team lead (Aaron Schobel) with eight tackles for loss

Became only the second Bills defensive lineman with three career interceptions joining Ron McDole (6)

Had Bills’ lone sack of the game vs. NYJ (9/30) in the second quarter

Scored team’s second INT-touchdown of the game in second quarter vs. Dal. (10/8), gave team their fourth game ever with two INT TDs … Deflected a Tony Romo pass at the five yard line then caught the ball in the end zone… Was his 3rd career INT and first since 9/25/05 vs. Atl. … One of five different players to intercept Romo

Recovered his first fumble of the season and fifth of career at NYJ (10/28) in the second quarter, stalling a Jets drive which penetrated the red zone… Was his first fumble recovery in a road game

At Mia. (11/11), recorded a sack that resulted in a safety cutting the Dolphins lead down to one, 3-2… Was the 30th safety in team history and first since 2005

Shared a sack in the fourth quarter at Phi. (12/30), raising his season total to 2.5

2006:

Started all 16 games, recording career-highs in tackles (88) and sacks (5.5). Had one forced fumble and one fumble recovery

At NE (9/10), recorded seven tackles, four solo, sacked Tom Brady once and had one forced fumble and two quarterback hurries

At Mia. (9/17), recorded a sack in the 4th quarter, his second straight game with a sack, third time in his career with a sack streak

Had 9 tackles, one for a loss vs. NYJ (9/24) and posted the Bills only sack of the game … third straight game with a sack … first Bill with 3-game sack streak since Aaron Schobel, games 11-13, 2005

vs. Min. (10/1), had five assisted tackles and five hits on the quarterback … helped force the Vikings to only 63 yards on the ground

at Chi. (10/8), notched career-high 11 tackles (five solo)

at Det. (10/15), posted 4th sack of season … Had eight tackles including one for an eight yard loss

vs. NE (10/22), had his fifth sack of the year in the second quarter, a new single-season high … recorded sacks in back-to-back games for the second time in season

vs. SD (12/3), recovered a Philip Rivers fumble in the third quarter, setting up a Bills touchdown … first four career fumble recoveries have led to Bills points (3 TD, 1 FG)

at Bal. (12/31), had eight tackles including one for a one yard loss … also had three quarterback pressures and a quarterback hit

2005:

Started all 16 games for the Bills at defensive end and totaled 41 tackles (31 solo) and 2.5 sacks…also posted one interception for 17 yards

Made numerous big plays in season debut vs. Hou. (9/11), posting a sack and forced fumble and three tackles

Posted an interception vs. Atl. (9/25), gaining 17 yards on the return

Posted one fumble recovery that led to a 45-yard FG by Rian Lindell vs. Car. (11/27)

2004:

Assumed the full-time starting job at defensive end midway through the season…came into his own in his second season posting 30 tackles and earning nine starts…totaled 4.5 sacks and 15 quarterback hits and showed athleticism and versatility with an interception and two fumble recoveries

Caused and recovered a fumble vs. NE (10/3)

In his first career start, posted first sack of his career at NYJ (10/10); also picked up a tackle and four hits on the QB

Notched his second sack of the season vs. NYJ (11/7) and had five tackles plus three hits on QB Chad Pennington, including one that caused Pennington to leave the game with a right shoulder strain in the 4th quarter

Chipped in a tackle on a defense that held Seahawks to just 55 yards rushing at Sea. (11/28)

Recovered a fumble and tallied a sack vs. Cle. (12/12)

Collected first career INT at Cin. (12/19) and added a season-high seven tackles

2003:

Appeared in all 16 games in a reserve role…participated in a total of 248 plays on defense and also contributed on special teams (one tackle)…made his NFL debut in season opener vs. NE (9/7) and finished with a tackle and a QB pressure

Had 4 tackles (3 solos) in game 3 at Mia. (9/21)

Had tackles in eight of 16 games including a season-high 5 in season finale at NE (12/27).

COLLEGE

In 43 games at Nebraska, recorded 135 tackles (61 solos) with 13 sacks, 33 stops for losses, 43 quarterback pressures, 9 pass deflections and 2 forced fumbles…earned Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII honors in each of his last three seasons and in 2002 was a National Football Foundation/College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete ($18,000 postgraduate scholarship recipient)…as a senior started the first six and final three games at right defensive end…recorded 38 tackles (17 solos) with seven sacks, 13 stops for losses and 18 QB pressures…was an All-Big 12 Conference second-team selection by the Kansas City Star and recipient of the school’s Brook Berringer Citizenship Team Award…as a junior was a second-team All-America selection by Football News as well as a Consensus All-Big 12 Conference second-team pick after starting every game at right defensive end and recording a career-high 52 tackles (27 solos) with five sacks and 17 stops for losses. … Graduated in December of 2002 with a 3.6 GPA and a degree in finance.

PERSONAL

Full name – Christopher Kelsay...last name pronounced “KELL-see”…attended Auburn (NE) High…was an all-state defensive lineman as a senior after recording 142 tackles (69 solos), 14 sacks, 3 fumbles caused and 2 fumble recoveries playing outside linebacker, rush end and the majority of his time at tackle…was an All-State linebacker in 1996 leading Auburn to the state semifinals (beaten by champion both years) and played tight end on offense…two-time All-Class C-1 basketball selection, averaging 16 points and 8.4 rebounds a game in helping Auburn to a 17-3 record in 1997-98…in track, he finished fifth in the Class B shot put and had a personal-best throw of 56-11 1/2… an avid fisherman who hosted a fishing show on FOX Sports with his brother Chad Kelsay. … Inducted into the NCAA scholar-athlete hall of fame in 2002 … married March 13, 2004; he and his wife Natalie have two daughters – Harper and Avery and are expecting their third child.

COMMUNITY

Chris supported the Teammates For Kids Foundation this year by attending their annual dinner held in November. Chris along with his other teammates have supported the cause which was co-founded by Garth Brooks and Bo Mitchell over the past 5 years.

Chris is also involved in a number of other community programs. Chris supports the Circle of Friends program, which is designed to give once in a lifetime opportunities to children faced with cancer. He also established the Chris Kelsay TACKLE Foundation, which helps pediatric cancer patients.

Chris was one of the spokespersons for the 2010 Kids Escaping Drugs Campaign “Take Pride in Making Strides.” With the help of Chris raising awareness for the cause, Kids Escaping Drugs was able to raise $3,295 in a two hour autograph session. Chris also supported his teammate Brian Moorman and the PUNT Foundation by attending Annual Pottery Painting in the Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse and the Annual Black Tie Gala held in October, which raised over $80,000 benefitting children battling cancer.

Many of the Bills players are touched by the amount of children in the Western New York community that are in need during the holiday season. Chris along with other players and coaches adopted a group of students from the International Preparatory School at Grover to ensure they had a very Merry Christmas.

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