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.

Italy’s Dalle Piagge picking up Canadian game quickly

February 6, 2020 | Roger Kelly
Italian linebacker Lorenzo Dalle Piagge will be making his way to the CFL Combine in Toronto just years after making the switch from swimming to football.

German OL Breidenbach thriving after position change

January 31, 2020 | Roger Kelly
Sven Breidenbach made the switch to offensive line late, but he’s now on his way to Toronto as one of the individuals invited to the CFL Combine.

CFL Global Combine series heads to Tokyo

January 31, 2020 | Roger Kelly
TOKYO — As the Canadian Football League continues its global adventure, the crew, led by CFL Director of Global Scouting Greg Quick and CFO and Director of Football Operations Greg Dick, ...

British LB Izinyon on CFL Combine invite: ‘It still feels like I’m in a dream’

January 28, 2020 | Roger Kelly
It still feels surreal for British linebacker David Izinyon that he is headed to Toronto for the CFL Combine in March.’s Roger Kelly has more.

Global Combine circuit heads to Florence, Italy

January 24, 2020 | Roger Kelly
The fourth Global Combine of 2020 gets underway in Florence, Italy on Saturday.

France’s Anderson persevering through speed bumps

January 22, 2020 | Roger Kelly
After being invited to the CFL Combine in Toronto, French defensive back Tony Anderson projects as a player that could wear several different hats on a roster.

Timing is everything for French receiver Mahoungou

January 21, 2020 | Roger Kelly
For French receiver Anthony Mahoungou, timing has been everything throughout this football career.’s Roger Kelly explains why.

Finnish WR Kyei’s football journey takes another sudden turn

January 16, 2020 | Roger Kelly
Finnish receiver Micky Kyei was surprised to be selected as one of the individuals to have a shot at the CFL Combine, but now, he’s preparing for a chance to play football north of the border.

Global Combine circuit continues in Paris, France

January 16, 2020 | Roger Kelly
The third Global Combine of 2020 is set to get underway on Friday from Paris, France.

Sweden’s William James taking different path to CFL Combine

January 14, 2020 | Roger Kelly
William James was invited to the CFL Combine following his strong performance at the Global Combine in Sweden over the weekend, but at one point in time, the defensive back thought his football ...