Jim Kelly Speaker Profile
Hall Of Fame Quarterback for the Buffalo Bills
Jim Kelly Biography
Jim Kelly was born February 14, 1960 and is a formerAmerican football quarterback in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills and in the USFLfor the Houston Gamblers.
Kelly was the third quarterback taken in the 1983 NFL Draftwhich featured six quarterbacks taken in the first round where John Elway wasfirst pick. Employing the K-Gun offense (also known as the red (read) gunoffense, a shotgun variation of the run and shoot offense), known for itshurry-up shotgun formations, Kelly led one of the great NFL scoring juggernautsin the Buffalo Bills. Kelly led the Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls, from1991 to 1994; however, each time the team lost. He was inducted into the ProFootball Hall of Fame in 2002in his first year of eligibility .
Jim Kelly's jersey number 12 is the only number ever retiredin Buffalo Bills history. In 2009, Kelly was elected to the Buffalo Bills 50thSeason All-time Team.
Kelly holds the all-time NFL record for most yards gained per completion in asingle game (44), established on September 10, 1995 in the Bills' game againstthe expansion Carolina Panthers. He recorded an NFL best 101.2 passer rating in1990, led the league with 33 touchdowns passes in 1991, and made the Pro Bowlfour times (1987, 1990, 1991, and 1992).
In his four Super Bowls, Kelly completed 81 of 145 passesfor 829 yards and 2 touchdowns, with 7 interceptions. His 81 completions and145 attempts are the second most in Super Bowl history behind Joe Montana. InSuper Bowl XXVI, he set a record with 58 pass attempts, and in Super BowlXXVIII he set a record with 31 completions (this was later surpassed by TomBrady's 32 completions in Super Bowl XXXVIII and by Drew Brees in Super BowlXLIV).
Kelly finished his 11 NFL seasons with 2,874 completions in4,779 attempts for 35,467 yards and 237 touchdowns, with 175 interceptions, allof which are Buffalo records. He also rushed for 1,049 yards and 7 touchdowns.
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Posted on 16 August 2017 | 2:28 pm
Hall of Famer Jim Kelly has been announced as the keynote speaker for the YMCA of York and York County’s annual Livestrong at the YMCA Black Tie Gala this fall on October 13. The event will kick off at 6:15p.m. and run all the way until 11 p.m. at the Wyndham Garden in York. Tickets to get in will cost $100 until the end of August, and $125 after that until the day of, and all proceeds...[Read More]
Posted on 30 December 2016 | 3:53 pm
NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly was the keynote speaker for this year’s New Mexico Bowl that happened on December 16th at 11 a.m. at the Isleta Resort and Casino. The event Executive Director Jeff Siembieda commented that he was extremely pleased that they were able to get a hold of Kelly for this function and that he has a fantastic story to share with the audience and all of his fans....[Read More]
NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly Named Keynote Speaker at the First Commerce Credit Union's Signature Power Forward Event
Posted on 21 September 2016 | 1:54 pm
NFL Hall of famer Jim Kelly will be captivating a large crowd by speaking during the First Commerce Credit Union’s signature Power Forward event that is happening on Wednesday, October 5th at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Tickets to get into the event will cost $40 in advance for most people, and there will be a limited number of student tickets for $10. Kelly will be sharing several...[Read More]
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