|Intro||American rugby union players|
|Is||Athlete Rugby union player|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||29 May 1991, Queens, New York City, New York, USA|
Seamus Kelly (born 30 May 1991) is a former American rugby union player who played outside centre for the United States national team.
Kelly previously played for San Francisco Golden Gate RFC. He debuted for the U.S. national team at the age of 21 on May 25, 2013, coming on as a substitute against Canada during the 2013 Pacific Nations Cup. He made his first start for the U.S. on 8 June 2013 against Ireland. During the 2013 Pacific Nations Cup, Kelly played in four matches, two as a starter and two as a sub.
Kelly is from Queens, New York, where he attended Xavier High School. At Xavier he was also a standout running back in American football, earning the nickname "Famous Seamus". A number of universities were interested in recruiting Kelly to play American football. Kelly graduated from Xavier High School in 2009.
Kelly played college rugby with the University of California under coach Jack Clark. Kelly won two national championships during his years at Cal. Kelly played with Cal in the Collegiate Rugby Championship, and was named to the CRC All-Tournament team in 2010 and 2013. In 2013, Kelly captained Cal to a CRC championship win, earning tournament MVP honors. Kelly was named a Collegiate All-American four times.
Kelly has stated that his goal after college is to play rugby professionally overseas. In September 2014 Kelly earned a one-month trial with Gloucester with the view to gaining a full-time contract. After failing to gain a contract with Gloucester, Kelly joined SFGG for the 2015 Pacific Rugby Premiership season.