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Longview grad, former OU wide receiver Malcolm Kelly leaves SFA for coaching job at Arkansas State

The former NCAA standout is leaving East Texas just a week after being named the Lumberjacks outside wide receivers coach.
Credit: Arkansas State

TYLER, Texas — After being named the outside wide receivers coach at Stephen F. Austin State University just a week ago, Longview High School graduate and former University of Oklahoma star wide receiver Malcolm Kelly has decided to accept the same position at Arkansas State University.

The announcement was made via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

Kelly thanked the SFA football staff on Thursday for the opportunity to represent East Texas.

Coming out of high school, Kelly was ranked the sixth best WR in the nation prior to signing with OU.

With the Sooners, Kelly was named a Freshman All-American in 2005, Big 12 All-Freshman Team (2005), two-time First-team All-Big 12 and was named the MVP of the 2006 Big 12 Championship Game. During his three years in Norman, he racked up 144 receptions for 2,285 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Kelly was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. In 2011, he was released with an injury settlement.

From July 2016-January 2017, Kelly served as the offensive quality control/wide receivers coach at Texas A&M-Commerce under new SFA head football coach Colby Carthel.

In January 2017, Kelly joined the University of Houston as a graduate assistant.