Jim Kelly

James Edward Kelly
Born: February 14, 1960
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Position: QB
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 217
College: Miami (FL)
High School: East Brady (PA)
Career: 1984-1996
Drafted: 1983 in Round 1, #14 overall by the Buffalo Bills
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002

Jim Kelly played from 1984 to 1996 during his career with the Buffalo Bills and Houston Gamblers. Kelly threw for 45,309 yards in his career, completing 3,604 of 5,933 passes with 320 touchdowns and 220 interceptions. He also ran for 1,712 yards in 417 attempts with 13 rushing touchdowns.

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
1984USFL Houston Gamblers58737063.052198.9447.5264.477t7545098.2
1985USFL Houston Gamblers56736063.546238.2396.9193.474t3524797.9
1986NFL Buffalo Bills48028559.435937.5224.6173.584 4333083.3
1987NFL Buffalo Bills41925059.727986.7194.5112.647 2723983.8
1988NFL Buffalo Bills45226959.533807.5153.3173.866 3022978.2
1989NFL Buffalo Bills39122858.331308.0256.4184.678 3021686.2
1990NFL Buffalo Bills34621963.328298.2246.992.671 20158101.2
1991NFL Buffalo Bills47430464.138448.1337.0173.677 3122797.6
1992NFL Buffalo Bills46226958.234577.5235.0194.165 2014581.2
1993NFL Buffalo Bills47028861.333827.2183.8183.865 2517179.9
1994NFL Buffalo Bills44828563.631147.0224.9173.883 3424484.6
1995NFL Buffalo Bills45825555.731306.8224.8132.877 2618181.1
1996NFL Buffalo Bills37922258.628107.4143.7195.067 3728773.2
USFL115473063.398428.5837.2453.977 110697
NFL4779287460.1354677.42375.01753.784 3232427
Totals5933360460.7453097.63205.42203.784 4333124


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1984USFL Houston Gamblers854935.826 5
1985USFL Houston Gamblers281706.127 1
1986NFL Buffalo Bills411994.920 0
1987NFL Buffalo Bills291334.624 0
1988NFL Buffalo Bills351544.420 0
1989NFL Buffalo Bills291374.719 2
1990NFL Buffalo Bills22632.915 0
1991NFL Buffalo Bills20452.212 1
1992NFL Buffalo Bills31531.710 1
1993NFL Buffalo Bills361022.817 0
1994NFL Buffalo Bills25773.118 1
1995NFL Buffalo Bills17201.217 0
1996NFL Buffalo Bills19663.522 2
USFL1136635.927 6
NFL30410493.524 7
Totals41717124.127 13


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1984USFL Houston Gamblers1-13-13.0-13 0
1985USFL Houston Gamblers133.00
1987NFL Buffalo Bills13535.035 0
1988NFL Buffalo Bills155.00
NFL24020.035 0
Totals4307.535 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Year Team Tackle Brup Fum F Rec FYds FTD FF
1986NFL Buffalo Bills72000
1987NFL Buffalo Bills62000
1988NFL Buffalo Bills50000
1989NFL Buffalo Bills63-60
1990NFL Buffalo Bills42-800
1991NFL Buffalo Bills62-40
1992NFL Buffalo Bills80-180
1993NFL Buffalo Bills73-1700
1994NFL Buffalo Bills112-190
1995NFL Buffalo Bills72000
1996NFL Buffalo Bills9000

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1984USFL Houston Gamblers5000000001032
1985USFL Houston Gamblers100000000006
1989NFL Buffalo Bills200012
1991NFL Buffalo Bills10006
1992NFL Buffalo Bills10006
1994NFL Buffalo Bills10006
1996NFL Buffalo Bills200012

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1984USFLHouston Gamblers1818
1985USFLHouston Gamblers1414
1986NFLBuffalo Bills1616
1987NFLBuffalo Bills1212
1988NFLBuffalo Bills1616
1989NFLBuffalo Bills1313
1990NFLBuffalo Bills1414
1991NFLBuffalo Bills1515
1992NFLBuffalo Bills1616
1993NFLBuffalo Bills1616
1994NFLBuffalo Bills1414
1995NFLBuffalo Bills1515
1996NFLBuffalo Bills1313


1984 - USFL Most Valuable Player
1984 - USFL TSN Rookie of the Year
1985 - USFL Leading Passer


1984 - USFL USFL (All-USFL)
1985 - USFL The Sporting News (All-USFL)
1985 - USFL USFL (All-USFL)
1990 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (2nd Team)
1990 - United Press International All-Conference (2nd Team)
1991 - United Press International All-Conference (1st Team)
1991 - The Sporting News All-NFL (1st Team)
1991 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1991 - Pro Football Weekly All-NFL (1st Team)
1991 - Pro Football Weekly All-Conference (1st Team)
1991 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1991 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1992 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)