After big summer, Kelly is primed for an elite senior season

After a big summer that included a Nike 7ON championship and a spot in the Elite 11, St. Joe's Collegiate senior QB Chad Kelly is all smiles entering his senior season. Kelly Kline/ESPNHS

Fueled by determination and what some call freakish athleticism, Chad Kelly placed his stamp on the prep football scene this summer.

At the Nike 7ON in Oregon, the St. Joe's Collegiate senior QB threw the game-winning touchdown to push his team to the 7-on-7 title and earn all-tournament honors. A few weeks later, Kelly was at it again, earning a spot in the final Elite 11 at the prestigious Elite 11 quarterback competition in California.

Needless to say, with an uncle who quarterbacked the Bills to four Super Bowl appearances and several records already to his name, Kelly appears ready for a huge senior campaign. Click here to read about Kelly's journey to the top.

Also check back later this week for our recent "Twinterview" with the elite QB and stay tuned for our weekly diary chronicling Kelly's highly anticipated senior season.

Brandon Parker covers New York for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.