Inside The Bills

When Kelly felt like Hall of Famer

Posted by Chris Brown on August 4, 2012 – 9:11 am

Ten years ago this weekend Jim Kelly was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. He shared with Buffalobills.com several of his behind the scenes memories from that weekend in 2002. Here’s one more.

I asked Kelly about the well wishes he got from fellow Hall of Famers that weekend. He said most were the typical congratulatory remarks, but there was one in particular that stuck with him.

“Most of them offered congratulations and welcomed me to their team,” he said. “I remember one Hall of Famer told me this is one team you can’t be cut from. You’ve earned the right to be here.” 

Unfortunately Jim couldn’t remember who exactly uttered those words to him. Knowing he was likely congratulated by hundreds of people that weekend you can understand why.


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