WJTV – A tough season for Ole Miss has now brought the biggest blow of all for the Rebels.
The school announced on Sunday that senior quarterback Chad Kelly is out for the season with a torn ACL and lateral meniscus in his right knee. Kelly suffered the injury during the third quarter of the Rebels’ 37-27 win over Georgia Southern. He will undergo surgery to repair it this week.
The news was first reported by Chuck Rounsaville of Scout.com.
While he was at Clemson, Kelly also suffered a torn ACL in the same knee during the team’s 2013 spring game.
Kelly is currently the SEC’s leading passer with 2,758 yards and is tied for the conference lead in passing touchdowns with 19. He’s added on 332 rushing yards with five touchdowns this year.
The senior signal-caller has set multiple records during his two-year stint in Oxford. He broke or tied 14 program records in 2015. In 2016, Kelly broke the school’s record for most career 300-yard passing games and the Rebel single-game passing record in a 40-29 loss to Auburn.
Kelly finishes his Rebel career with 6,800 passing yards and 50 passing touchdowns, along with 832 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns.