Jim Kelly

Tagline: NFL Hall-of-Fame

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  • NFL Hall-of-Fame Quarterback
  • Jim Kelly is a top motivational keynote speaker and former NFL Quarterback. 
  • Jim is a polished keynote speaker and has spoken to a wide variety of organizations including Fortune 500 companies, Universities, health care organizations, as well as many other businesses. 

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His story is “A Journey of Perseverance”.

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  • Williamsville, NY

Fee Range:

  • Fees* $35,001 - $50,000

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Jim Kelly is a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who spent his entire NFL career as a Buffalo Bill. His hallmark as a player was his toughness. Jim is considered one of the elite quarterbacks in the history of the National Football League. He led the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls in […]

Jim Kelly is a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who spent his entire NFL career as a Buffalo Bill. His hallmark as a player was his toughness.

Jim is considered one of the elite quarterbacks in the history of the National Football League. He led the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls in 1991 ‘92, ‘93 and 1994. In 2002, Jim Kelly was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Nicknamed “Machine-Gun Kelly”, Jim Kelly was perhaps best known for running the Bills’ “No-Huddle Offense”, which was fast-paced and denied opposing defenses the opportunity to make timely substitutions, establishing the Buffalo Bills as one of the NFL’s most successful and dangerous offenses.

Jim Kelly | Inspirational Speaker

The Buffalo Bills selected quarterback Jim Kelly in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft. However, the Miami Hurricane star opted to sign with the Houston Gamblers of the United States Football League. In two seasons with the Gamblers, Jim Kelly threw for 9,842 yards and 83 touchdowns.

The USFL folded following the 1985 season, and Jim Kelly, just prior to the start of the 1986 NFL season, signed with the Bills.

From growing up in East Brady, a small town in Pennsylvania, to facing a career threatening injury in his college days, to leading the Buffalo Bills team to an unprecedented four straight AFC championships, Jim’s toughness has been tested time and time again.

After his retirement, not only did he lose his one and only son Hunter at the age of 8, to a disease called Krabbe Leukodystrophy, Jim has also survived not one, but three battles with cancer. Jim speaks about the power of the four F’s – Faith, Friends, Family and Fans and what is really means to be “Kelly Tough.”

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