Future Watch: Robert Kelley Rookie Football Cards, Redskins – It seems to happen almost every NFL season. An undrafted free agent steps up with a buzz generating performance. Such is the case with Robert Kelley, running back for the Washington Redskins. Thrust into the spotlight after an early season injury to Matt Jones, Kelley was given an opportunity to showcase his talents.
After two respectable performances, Kelley broke out with a dominating game against the Green Bay Packers on November 20th, 2016. He rushed for 137 yards with three touchdowns. While he has yet to have a repeat performance of that magnitude, Kelley is definitely on the radar of fantasy football owners, and collectors.
Kelley didn’t have a licensed football card, issued in a mainstream hobby set, until the recent release of 2016 Donruss Signature Series Football. However, Panini did commemorate his November 20th performance with a Panini Instant card. It’s fair to say that if he keeps the starting job, collectors will see him in additional 2016 Panini football card products.
Kelley played college football for his hometown university of Tulane. A born and raised native of New Orleans, the Kelleys was one of the many families that lost their home due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. While he never put up stellar numbers, he proved a reliable change of pace back and an option out of the backfield.
His is a feel good story and he is making the most of the opportunity he has been given.
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