Austin Kelley was named All-Conference MVP by the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference on Friday December 13, 2019. He was honored for his solid play at prop through the fall 2019 season.
” Austin Kelley is an excellent rugby player and a true gentleman.” Said head coach Marc Holley. “He possess leadership qualities and demonstrates these traits each and every day at practice. He is well respected by both teammates and coaches alike. On the field, he is a wrecking ball, demonstrated by his hard nose offensive attack and stingy defensive posturing. He plays above his weight with his tenacious play-making and defense. Words to describe Austin, Leader, Reliable, Respected, Tenacious, Coachable, A True Teammate. Conference MVP is an honor among all honors and I personally want to congratulate Austin, on behalf of all the coaches, The U o M Tiger Rugby Club and Tiger Rugby Nation.”
Austin is a pre-law/History major in his sophomore year at Memphis.