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Jim Kelly wins Spirit Award from Maxwell Club

Posted by on March 19, 2015 – 10:01 am

If you missed it last week, The Maxwell Football Club has honored Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly with the Tom Brookshier Spirit Award. The award is named after the former Philadelphia Eagle and broadcast personality. Formed in 2010, it honors a member of the football community who has overcome adversity, and is not given out every year.

Andre Reed was in attendance to present the award to his former teammate at the Tropicana in Atlantic City on March 13.

“When I was going through tough times, I always had to stay focused on how this will have an impact on others,” said Kelly, referencing his public battle with cancer.

“Talking with my wife and my family, the bottom line is who you surround yourself with and the people around you. I’ve always had positive people with positive thoughts and feelings and comments towards me and when you have people speaking positive around you only good things come out. I’m here today because of the support, the prayers and all the well wishes I’ve gotten from so many people.”

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