HAYS – The Fort Hays State football team practiced in full pads for the first time Tuesday morning as they continue to prepare for the 2019 season.
One of the players on the field was left offensive tackle Pat Kelly. The redshirt sophomore from Staten Island, N.Y. has suffered two severe injuries in the last two games he’s played. Kelly went down with an ankle injury in the Tigers 2017 regular season finale which kept him out of their playoff game with Ferris State. He then injured his knee in the 2018 season opener against Central Missouri which forced him to miss all of last season.
Kelly talked about his return following Tuesday’s practice.