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Nyjalik Kelly


Defensive Line




250 lbs.



High School



Fort Lauderdale, Fla.







Nyjalik Kelly - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2023 (Sophomore): Saw action in five games and made three starts…Missed second half of season due to injury…Finished with eight total tackles and one tackle for loss…Added one PBU…Started and had one tackle in season opener against Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 1)…Had one solo tackle and started in win over #23 Texas A&M (Sept. 9)…Saw time in win over Temple (Sept. 23)…Posted two tackles against Georgia Tech (Oct. 7)…Finished with season-high four tackles at North Carolina (Oct. 14).

2022 (True Freshman): Delivered impressive first collegiate season, seeing action in all 12 games…Finished with 11 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and four sacks…Tied for third on Hurricanes in sacks…Made career debut in season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 3), finishing with one solo tackle…Had two tackles, including first career sack, in win over Southern Miss (Sept. 10)…Posted one half-sack for five yards against North Carolina (Oct. 8)…Added one tackle – half-sack for loss of two yards – in win at Virginia Tech (Oct. 15)…Posted one solo sack for  loss of two yards in win at Virginia (Oct. 29)…Compiled three tackles, including two solo, 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack (five yards) against Florida State (Nov. 5)…Logged one solo tackle at Clemson (Nov. 19)…Posted  solo tackle against Pittsburgh (Nov. 26).

High School: Consensus four-star prospect by every major scouting service… Checked in as No. 119 overall player in nation in ESPN300…Ranked No. 12 defensive end and No. 12 player in state of Florida by ESPN…Listed as No. 84 player in 247Sports Composite Rankings…Rated No. 81 player nationally, No. 11 defensive lineman and No. 12 player in state of Florida by 247Sports…Ranked No. 86 player nationwide, No. 8 strongside defensive end and No. 14 player in state of Florida by Rivals…Finished with 12 sacks in final season at Dillard…Tallied 13 sacks en route to All-Broward first-team recognition from Miami Herald in 2020…Picked up All-Broward honorable mention honors from Sun Sentinel in 2019, leading Dillard to 12-1 record and district title…Picked Miami over offers from Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Oregon and Texas, among others.