Jim Kelly, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback

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. 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 three battles with cancer. Jim speaks about the power of the four F’s – Faith, Family, Friends, and Fans and what it really means to make a difference. His story is “A Journey of Perseverance”. ▪ Jim emphasizes the difficulty of overcoming obstacles in the realm of sports, but more importantly in life. ▪ His passion and charisma allow him to interact with his audience as he recounts his story. ▪ He conveys truth, and leaves a lingering impression upon the hearts and minds of others.

Jim has a passion for the outdoors and enjoys hunting & fishing. He has teamed together with several companies including Mossy Oak, Under Armour & Realtree.

Jim and his wife Jill have made Buffalo, NY their home and are the parents of Erin, Camryn, and Hunter (1997- 2005).