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Kelly Gregg
No. 97 Baltimore Ravens
Nose tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: November 1, 1976 (1976-11-01) (age 33)
Place of birth: Wichita, Kansas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 6 / Pick: 173
Debuted in 1999 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
  • Cincinnati Bengals (1999)*
  • Philadelphia Eagles (1999–2000)
  • Baltimore Ravens (2000–present)
  • Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-Big 12 (1997, 1998)
  • Super Bowl champion (XXXV)
  • USA Today All-Joe Team (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Tackles 471
Sacks 19.5
Forced Fumbles 2
Stats at NFL.com

Kelly Michael Gregg (born November 1, 1976) is an American football nose tackle for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma.

Gregg earned a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Ravens' practice squad in Super Bowl XXXV. He has also played for the Philadelphia Eagles.


Early yearsEdit

Gregg attended Edmond Memorial High School in Edmond, Oklahoma and was a standout in football and wrestling. In wrestling, he was a three-time state champion, 1993-1994-1995 in the Heavyweight division.[1] He was named wrestler of the year by the Daily Oklahoman in 1995.[2]

In football, he was a two-time All-State selection and was named the City's Defensive Player of the Year by the Daily Oklahoman as a senior in 1994.[3]

College careerEdit

Named All-Big 12 first team as a Junior (1997) and Senior (1998), despite playing for teams with losing records in both seasons. Recorded 117 tackles during his senior season at Oklahoma in 1998, including a Big 12-leading and still-standing Sooner record of 24 tackles for loss. His 53 career tackles for loss still rank second all-time at OU. He also tallied nine sacks in 1998, which still ranks as the 5th best season by a Sooner. His 19 career sacks are seventh all-time for the Sooners. He led the Sooners in tackles his final two seasons with 117 (1998) and 98 (1997), becoming the first defensive lineman to do so in 30 years. He majored in sociology.

StatisticsEdit

Season Tackles Sacks TFL
UT AT TT Sack YdsL TFL Yds
1995 17 7 24 3 11 3 22
1996 53 27 80 2 2 17 22
1997 70 28 98 5 24 10 21
1998 73 44 117 9 51 23 74
Career 213 106 319 19 88 53 160

Professional careerEdit

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Gregg was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round (173rd overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft. He was waived by the team on September 6 and re-signed to the practice squad on September 8.

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

On December 12, 1999, Gregg was signed to the active roster of the Philadelphia Eagles. He was waived on September 12, 2000.

Baltimore RavensEdit

Gregg was signed to the practice squad of the Baltimore Ravens on September 13, 2000. He earned a Super Bowl ring when the team beat the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV. The following offseason, Gregg recorded six sacks in NFL Europe as a member of the Rhein Fire.

On December 29, 2003, Gregg signed a five-year contract extension with the Ravens. He signed a four-year extension with the team on April 25, 2007.

Gregg was placed on season-ending injured reserve on October 8, 2008 after he underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee. The team signed defensive tackle Brandon McKinney to replace him on the roster.

Gregg returned in 2009 and put in a strong year. He had 63 tackles (46 solo) and 3 sacks.

Career statisticsEdit

Career Stats Tackles Sacks INT Misc
Season Team G Solo Ast Total Sack YdsL Int Yds IntTD DefTD FFum PD Sfty
1999 Philadelphia 3 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 Baltimore 8 7 3 10 1.0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2002 Baltimore 16 45 11 56 2.0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Baltimore 16 63 17 80 3.0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 Baltimore 14 44 17 61 1.5 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2005 Baltimore 16 36 25 61 2.5 15 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2006 Baltimore 16 41 21 62 3.5 23 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Career 89 238 94 332 13.5 80 0 0 0 0 2 6 0

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