In 2003, Reggie became a free agent and signed a multiyear contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. He played for eight seasons, and was a vital force on the team! Reggie enjoys every facet of the game of football and was equally thrilled about leading and encouraging his teammates to be the ultimate Pros.
Mississippi State Univ.
Reggie received an athletic scholarship to play tight end for the Mississippi State Bulldogs from 1995-1998. Under the helm of Head Coach Jackie Sherrill, Reggie and the dawgs played in the SEC Championship game and also the Cotton Bowl. During his stay at MSU, Reggie also earned a degree in Industrial Technology and became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Pro Athletes Outreach
PAO - Pro Athletes Outreach, is a distinguished organization designed to help empower professional athletes to handle the pressures of the NFL. Reggie and his wife Sheila are currently board members and supports the efforts of this organization which helps to enrich the lives of so many.
Ed Block Courage Award
The "Ed Block" is a prestigious award which symbolizes courage in the face of difficulty. In 2007, Reggie's teammates elected him winner of this award because of his ability to flourish despite difficulty. His resolve has earned him the respect of his teammates and his peers, making him a deserving recipient of this great honor.
Reggie Kelly has always been involved with the community and has put forth strong effort in helping communities thrive.
KYVAN is a line of soul food and tailgating food, created by NFL Pro, Reggie Kelly and his wife, Sheila. It was Reggie's wife, Sheila, that came up with the idea of a food line so they could share some of the southern flavors. KYVAN remains a family affair.