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Kelly gives up football for the diamond

Updated: February 9, 2000, 6:27 PM ET
Associated press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After spending most of the winter improving the roster for 2000, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays invested in the future Wednesday by signing Miami quarterback Kenny Kelly to a four-year contract.

Kelly was a second-round draft pick of the AL team in 1997 and has split time between the minor leagues and college for three years.

He was Miami's starting quarterback in 1999, completing 141 of 259 passes for 1,913 yards and 15 touchdowns, missing the final three regular ...

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