NFL player returns to St. Kieran during all-school assembly
May 31, 2012 3:42PM
Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Dennis Kelly signs an autograph recently at St. Kieran School in Chicago Heights. | Supplied Photo
Updated: July 6, 2012 8:42AM
Dennis Kelly, a 2004 graduate of St. Kieran School in Chicago Heights who is an offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, recently returned to the school to speak at an all-school assembly.
Kelly, also a graduate of Purdue University, emphasized to the students the importance of a good education and how St. Kieran and Marian Catholic High School instilled in him a solid work ethic.
At the end of the assembly, Kelly spent time answering questions from the students and signing autographs.
The Eagles selected Kelly in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was a four-year letterman at Purdue and was named a team co-captain as a senior after being voted the team’s offensive MVP following his junior season.