Malcolm Kelly is going pro

1-10-08 - Oklahoma wide receiver Malcolm Kelly has decided to bypass his senior year of college eligibility to enter the National Football League Draft. OU head coach Bob Stoops confirmed Kelly's decision Thursday afternoon.

"We're excited for Malcolm and his family," Stoops said. "He was an oustanding player in our program and we appreciate all of his efforts. We look forward to watching him in the NFL. He is well-suited to professional football in many ways and we are sure that the attributes that made him such a success for us will serve him equally well on that level."

Last season, Kelly, a Longview, Texas native, was the Sooners' second-leading receiver in catches, yards and touchdowns with 49 grabs for 821 yards and nine TD. Among the OU regulars, he was tops with 16.8 yards per reception.

As a sophomore, Kelly had 62 catches for 992 yards and 10 touchdowns.

His 21 career touchdown receptions ranks No. 2 at Oklahoma to the 30 hauled in by current Baltimore Raven Mark Clayton.