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63  Rafe Kiely
Rafe  Kiely


Wheaton, Ill.

High School:
Wheaton North

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 304

Offensive center



Wyoming’s Rafe Kiely Named a Semifinalist for the 2015 NFF Campbell Trophy

Award is College Football’s Premier Scholar-Athlete Honor


Final Wyoming Depth Chart of Spring Announced

Little Change in Final Spring Two-Deep


Wyoming Football Kicks Off Spring Practice on Monday With Two-Hour Practice

Pokes Practice Under a Sunny Sky and Temperatures in the 60s


Spring Football Opens for Wyoming Cowboys on Monday

Spring Game Scheduled for April 25


Wyoming Spring Football Resumes Monday, Cowboys Practice in Shoulder Pads for the First Time This Spring

Pokes Prepare for First Full-Padded Practice of Spring on Wednesday

UW This Season: Kiely was slowed by an injury during spring drills. He heads into fall camp second on the spring depth chart at center.

2014: Kiely was a key staple on the offensive line for the Cowboys. He played and started all 12 games for UW. He help the Cowboy offense record 694 yards of total offense against Fresno State, which included a season-high 374 rushing yards.

2013: Kiely was a contributor in eight games for UW, starting five of them at the center position. In his first career start against New Mexico, he helped the Wyoming offense rack up 534 yards. On the road versus San José State, the Pokes tallied 599 yards and 44 points. He was named to the Academic All-Conference team for the first time. 2012: After sitting out as a redshirt in 2011, Kiely quickly moved up the depth chart in UW's spring drills. Kiely saw action against Cal Poly and served as a contributing member of the practice squad.

2011: Redshirted. High School: Kiely was named to the Chicago Tribune Second Team All-State squad for all classes as a senior. Kiely also earned All-Area and All-Conference honors in 2010, while leading his team to an 8-3 record and the second round of the state playoffs. His junior year, Kiely was part of a Wheaton North team that advanced to the quarterfinals of state after posting a 7-5 record. In track and field, he was his conference's shot put champion as a junior and placed 10th at the state championships. He played for head football coach Joe Wardynski.

Personal: The son of Maureen and Ralph Kiely, he is the eldest of four children. He has twin sisters, Ciara and Jessica, and a younger brother, John. Kiely was also recruited by Army, Kansas and Northern Illinois. He is graduated with a degree in marketing at UW in the spring and is pursuing a degree in management.

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