Roger Kelly

Roger Kelly is the editor of and partner in (with John McKeon) American Football International. Kelly is a former PR Director for the BC Lions (1990-1995) and has been writing about football in Europe and throughout the world for the past 10 years.

No Regrets: Taku Lee elated with choice to play football

July 4, 2020 | Roger Kelly
Japanese running back Taku Lee put his dream of being an airline pilot on hold to follow his other dream: playing professional football.’s Roger Kelly explains why it was the right ...

Quick’s impact still felt in an abbreviated season

June 21, 2020 | Roger Kelly
Greg Quick’s role with the CFL as the global director of scouting was interrupted early on by the pandemic,’s Roger Kelly writes, but that didn’t limit his impact with ...

Adam Rita continuing passion for coaching in retirement

May 30, 2020 | Roger Kelly
Adam Rita has long retired from the CFL but retirement doesn’t mean he’s stopped doing what he loves; coaching.’s Roger Kelly writes.

From the Bergamo Lions to the Grey Cup: Danny Maciocia’s time in Italy

May 23, 2020 | Roger Kelly
Two years coaching in his native Italy in the ’90s helped Danny Maciocia as a coach and as a football mind,’s Roger Kelly writes.

Brazilian LB Polastri an old school, team-first player

May 16, 2020 | Roger Kelly
At the CFL combine in Brazil this spring, linebacker Luis Poastri did what he’s always done in football,’s Roger Kelly writes. He worked hard and led others. He hopes to do ...

Lucky 13: How Czech-Canadian DE Alain Pae landed with the Esks

May 7, 2020 | Roger Kelly’s Roger Kelly details Alain Pae’s journey from the Czech Republic to the University of Ottawa and finally after the CFL Draft, to the Edmonton Eskimos.

How the German Football League helped spark Angus Reid’s career

April 21, 2020 | Roger Kelly
At a lull in his university playing days, Angus Reid played football in Germany and it reinvigorated his career,’s Roger Kelly explains.

Plying his Krafft: Norwegian DL ready for combine

March 10, 2020 | Roger Kelly
Leo Krafft has a football dream that’s even bigger than his six-foot-six, 300-pound frame, Roger Kelly writes.

Merchant excited for chance to play in Finland

March 6, 2020 | Roger Kelly
Former Western Mustangs standout quarterback Chris Merchant is plying his craft in Finland this season after joining the Wasa Royals.

Global Combine series heads to Brazil

March 6, 2020 | Roger Kelly
The Canadian Football League Global scouting contingent makes its way to Belo Horizonte, Brazil this weekend for the second to last Global CFL Combine.