Connor Kelley Commits to FCS Princeton

Connor Kelley Commits to FCS Princeton

Connor Kelley is living his dream and will be taking his football ability and his intellect to Princeton in the Ivy League in 2010. If there was a stereotype for an Ivy League player it might be Connor Kelley. Kelley is a "Renaissance Man," but on the football field he wreaked havoc as a dual threat quarterback for his Batesville Bulldogs.

Success in the classroom and on the football field are expected from IVY players.

Indian Varsity Scout has watched Connor play the last 2 seasons. He told IVS that his goal was to lead is Batesville teammates to a championship and he led them to two in 2009. Batesville beat East Central HS to win a coveted Eastern Indiana Conference championship. The Bulldogs then went on in the IHSAA tournament to win a sectional championship before falling to Indianapolis Chatard in the regional.

Kelley's quarterbacking stats for the 2009 season saw him throw for a school record 1,634 yards. He passed for 19 touchdowns, also a school record for a season. He rushed for 800 yards and his only regret is he didn't lead his teams further in the playoffs.

According to US News and World Report, Princeton is America's #1 undergraduate academic institution (tied with Harvard). But when it came to football, Connor said Princeton was his number 1 choice. In true form, he chose Princeton because of academics. Princeton is losing their head coach, but that didn't affect Connor's decision as it was based on 4 years of academic opportunity. Kelley looks forward to playing football for the Tigers in the fall of 2010.

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