This is an amazing feature on one of our athletes. Kelly is an incredible representative of vegans and women’s football and we are proud to have her on our team.
Kelly Colobella is known for her strength and fitness, having played in women’s semi-professional (full tackle) American football since 2000. As a key team member of Utah Falconz, who play in the US National League, she has played a part in contending for the National Championship four times, winning twice.
The tough tackling Defensive Line has also played Offensive Line and Linebacker has been picked as ‘All American’. She was also invited to play in the first ever Women’s Football Hall Of Fame game. She’s also known as an accomplished powerlifter, and has enjoyed competing in women’s strongman, currently focussing on cutting weight to move to a more competitive category below her current heavyweight (73-84kg) division.
While her lifting has taken a back seat to her playing, it’s worth remembering that in 2014 she broke the Utah State records for squat and bench press, and she has benched 185 lb (84 kg), squatted 290 lb (131.5kg) and deadlifted 345 lb (156.5kg) – in the 82.5-90kg category.