KARNS CITY, Pa. – On Friday, Karns City High School was presented a golden football from Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, an East Brady graduate.
Kelly was at Karns City to present the commemorative golden football as part of an NFL Hometown heroes program where hometown players from all 50 Super Bowls are giving the footballs to their schools. While Kelly graduated from East Brady High School in 1978, the school is now part of the Karns City School District.
While at East Brady, Kelly threw for 3,915 career yards and 44 touchdowns while scoring over 1,000 career points in basketball and averaging 23 points and 20 rebounds as a senior. He went to college at Miami (Fla.) and then played in both the USFL for the Houston Gamblers and in the NFL for the Buffalo Bill. He led the Bills to four straight AFC Championships and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
In 2014, D9Sports.com named its District 9 Most Valuable Player Award after Kelly. Ian Corbett of Clarion was the first recipient of the Kelly Award.
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