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63  Rafe Kiely
Rafe  Kiely


Wheaton, Ill.

High School:
Wheaton North

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 301

Offensive center



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UW This Season: Kiely finished his spring campaign as the starting center according to the final depth chart.

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 Jose 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 pursuing a degree in marketing at UW.