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.

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.

Final European Combine set to take place in Denmark

February 28, 2020 | Roger Kelly
The Final European stop on the CFL Global Combine tour is set to take place in Denmark this weekend, as 15 individuals look to get an invite to the CFL National Combine.

Japan’s Machino still learning on road to CFL Combine

February 18, 2020 | Roger Kelly
Japanese offensive lineman Tomoya Machino has only been playing football for a short time, but he has the chance to crack the professional ranks after being invited to the CFL Combine in March.

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.