Tommy Kelly the football player from United States is liked by all. I personally like him not only for his loads of talent but for his determination and aggression as well. Kelly signed a scholarship in football and won sixteen starts out of the twenty-two games. This deserves a lot of praise considering the amount of experience Kelly had at that time. While playing for the Mississippi State University he was somehow tagged as a lazy player. This did not go down very well with Kelly and he made all efforts to change his reputation. I feel this is a hallmark of a true sportsperson. Learn from your critics and give the best possible answer to all the criticisms by performing on the ground. Kelly agreed to play in the year 2004 for Oakland raiders as a free agent. He played very few games for his side. But whatever opportunity he got he utilized them to the fullest. The best part that I like about his character is his eagerness to learn. In the year 2005 the raiders changed their playing format. They converted their game plan to a more defensive one. Some minor adjustments were made in respect of the positions. Kelly had to adjust according to the game plan of his team. He played in an unfamiliar position. However, his performance was still noteworthy. I am sure you would agree with me that these adjustments made by Kelly proved his adaptability and flexibility. Kelly always had talent in abundance. A bit of support from his teammates and a slice of luck were all that he needed. I never had any doubt about his mental strength. In 2007, he played almost seven games and recorded about thirty tackles. His season was cut short in the mid way owing to a knee injury. The incident was very unfortunate and Kelly had to be kept out of the team for the rest of the season. He remained in the list of the reserves that were injured for the Oakland Raiders throughout 2007. His fortunes turned in the year 2008 when the Oakland Raiders offered Kelly one of the biggest contracts in the history for a defensive tackle. The seven year contract with Kelly was worth $50.5 million. It was however made clear that for the first three years Kelly would be entitled for only $25.125 million.