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Kelly Bednar

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Kelly Gene Bednar (Born February 19, 1964) was an American football player who played defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL from 1987 to 1999.


Early years

Bednar was born in Cooperstown, North Dakota. Kelly was a three-sport athlete at Cooperstown High School, who started in football, basketball and track. Kelly was All Conference in both basketball and football his junior and senior years.


In 1985 Kelly Bednar played Basketball for Valley City State before injuring his knee and was forced to redshirt. After taking a year off, Bednar attended NDSSS North Dakota State School of Science and played Basketball and received an associate degree in Construction Estimating and Design.

NFL career

In 1987 the NFL went on strike. Bednar attended tryouts in Memphis for the Los Angeles Rams as a replacement player. Bednar made the team as a Defensive End and was able to stay with the team from 1987 to 1999 and retired after the St. Louis Rams won their first Super Bowl.

Professional Life

He and his wife Jennifer now lives in the Nashville, Tennessee area and works as a District Sales Manager for A&S Building Systems where he has been the top salesman the last 9 years in a row. As he is quite the popular salesman, he is known at some times to be hard to reach via cellphone.


Kelly Bednar Wikipedia

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