Meet the Rookie: CB Jermaine Kelly

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Meet the Rookie: CB Jermaine Kelly
-Hometown: Los Angeles, California
-6-1, 195 pounds
-Seventh Round, 3rd pick (222nd overall)
-Was teammates with his brother Jeremy at SJSU

Eventually you gotta stop running 😈😤💰

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-Lettered in football and track and field at Salesian High School
-Was a sprinter on his track team
-Spent two seasons (2013-2014) at the University of Washington
-Received the Huskies’ Mark Drennan Scout Squad Most Valuable Player award during his 2013 redshirt season
-Transferred to San Jose State in 2015 and finished his collegiate career as a Spartan
-Led the team and ranked third in the Mountain West with 12 pass break-ups
-His 68-yard interception return for a touchdown vs. Utah State (9/23) was the longest interception return of the season by a San Jose State player
-Last game he played in was the 2018 FBS All-Americans Spiral Tropical Bowl
-Met with the Texans on a pre-draft visit to Houston

-Ran into J.J. Watt and took a picture with him
-Was teammates with Texans RB Tyler Ervin, who used to cut his hair in college
-Is now one of three Spartans on the Texans (David Quessenberry and Ervin)
-Follow on Twitter @JermaineKelly3 and Instagram @jermainekelly3

The Houston Texans roster in photos. (Updated 12/1/2019)

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