"There's pressure in the sense that you want to do well obviously," he said, "but there's also a little bit of relief that I know I'm the fourth-best kicker out there, so there's not too much pressure."
Ely-Kelso rates himself behind regular starter Brandon Coutu, lost for the year due to a hamstring injury, Bailey and injured walk-on Ben Wilson.
"I'm pretty much as raw as you can get as a kicker," he said. "Of course, I played soccer, and out here I mess around and kick footballs, but as far as the steps and timing and all that…"
Ely-Kelso got some coaching from Coutu during Monday evening's practice. He hasn't kicked a field goal in a game since high school, when his long was 48 yards, he said. He has made attempts from up to 65 yards in practice, he said.
"I don't think we really know," he said.