Otto Kelly Speaks to the Pack

Otto Kelly Speaks to the Pack

University of Nevada alumni, Otto Kelly, spoke to the Pack last week. Kelly, who serves as a pastor and motivational speaker, had an important message to the team. A constant theme in his words were taking responsibility as a man. He emphasized that Pack players must understand the importance of taking responsibility on a daily basis. This included and was not limited to being responsible in the classroom, community and on the basketball court. He told our player's they were all blessed with a gift and to not take it for granted. He also told the Pack how important it is to live in the present and take advantage of the opportunities they have in front of them.

Kelly was a member of the Football team here at Nevada and later on went to play professionally for the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs. Following his football career, he embarked on a career of serving others. He spent 11 years in the Washoe County Department of Juvenile Services where he earned numerous awards consisting of the NAACP Youth Advocacy Award, Nevada Police Research Institute Distinguished Community Service Award and the Truckee Meadows Community Staff Award. He became a full time pastor in 1999 and is currently the Lead Pastor for Word of Life Ministries. 

We want to thank Otto for his time and we look forward to doing community service with him in the future!