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CAREER & HIGHLIGHTS

Hall of Fame
Notable Facts and Figures from Jim's Hall of Fame Career

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FIRST-BALLOT HALL OF FAMERS
Jim is only the 8th quarterback in the history of the NFL to be selected for enshrinement on his first try - joining an elite list of super-star signal callers.

Jackie Slater
Jim Kelly
Marcus Allen
John Elway
Barry Sanders
Dan Marino
Steve Young
Troy Aikman
Reggie White
Warren Moon
Bruce Matthews
Darrel Green
Bruce Smith
Rod Woodson
Emmitt Smith
Jerry Rice
Deion Sanders
Marshall Faulk
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Earl Campbell
John Hannah
Jan Stenerud
Dan Fouts
Chuck Noll
Walter Payton
Tony Dorsett
Randy White
Steve Largent
Don Shula
Anthony Muñoz
Mike Singletary
Eric Dickerson
Lawrence Taylor
Ronnie Lott
Joe Montana
1991
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George Blanda
Merlin Olsen
Paul Warfield
Willie Brown
O.J. Simpson
Roger Staubach
Ken Houston
Joe Green
Jim Langer
Gene Upshaw
Jack Ham
Mel Blount
Terry Bradshaw
Franco Harris
Jack Lambert
Tom Landry
1981
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1990
Hugh McElhenny
Jim Brown
Gino Marchetti
Ollie Matson
Raymond Berry
Jim Parker
Forrest Gregg
Gale Sayers
Bart Starr
Lance Alworth
Ray Nitschke
Larry Wilson
Dick Butkus
Johnny Unitas
Deacon Jones
Bob Lily
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From comparisons to other QB's previously enshrined in the Hall, to Buffalo Bills Career Records to top NFL rankings, Jim's accomplishments speak for themselves.

The only player in NFL history to quarterback his team to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances

Third of six quarterbacks drafted in legendary 1983 draft
Five Pro Bowl Selections, including Pro Bowl MVP Award in 1990
Fifth-fastest quarterback to reach 30,000 yards passing
Was the 500th player ever drafted by the Buffalo Bills
His career passing rating of 84.4 is the sixth highest in NFL history

Only one of five quarterbacks in NFL history to throw for at least 3,000 yards in eight seasons

Registered a 101-59 regular season and 9-8 postpostseason record as a starter

Led the Bills to 13 comebacks in the final 2 minutes of the game and 23 comebacks in the fourth quarter

Named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week 10 times, more than any other Buffalo player

Jim Kelly-to-Andre Reed combination ranks fourth all-time with 65 touchdowns

NFL Pro Bowls
1987 - Played in pro Bowl
1988 - Named to Play; replaced due to injury
1990 - Played in Pro Bowl
1991 - Played in Pro Bowl
1992 - Named to Play; replaced due to injury

When it came to exciting finishes, no other Buffalo Bill QB can compare to what Jim did with the 2-minute drill. Bills fans grew accustomed to always knowing it was never over with Kelly at the helm.

KELLY COMEBACKS
Jim led the Bills to 13 comebacks in the final 2 minutes of the game and 23 comebacks in the fourth quarter...

All-Time National Football League Rankings:
Passing Attempts: Ranks 13th in NFL history with 4,779
Passes Completed: Ranks 8th in NFL history with 2,874
Passing Yards: Ranks 10th in NFL history with 35,467
TD Passes: Ranks 12th in NFL history with 237

All-Time National Football League Postseason Rankings:
Passing Attempts: 2nd behind Joe Montana (734) w/ 545
Pass Completions: 2nd behind Joe Montana (460) w/ 322
Yards Passing: 2nd behind Joe Montana (5,772) w/ 3,863
TD Passes: Sixth place (tied) for most (21)

Buffalo Bills Career Records
Passing Attempts: All-time leader with 4,779
Passes Completed: All-time leader with 2,874
Yards Passing: All-time leader with 35,467
300-yard Passing Games: All-time leader with 26)
TD Passes: All-time leader with 237
Passing Percentage: All-time leader with 60.14%

Consecutive Games with at least one TD pass:
All-time leader with 18 (11/2/86 at Tampa Bay to 12/14/87 at Indianapolis)

Lowest INT percentage: 2nd to Frank Reich (3.18%) with 3.66%

Games Played: Eighth in team history with 177

Buffalo Bills Single-Game Records
TD Passes: 1st with 6 vs. Pittsburgh, 9/8/91
Passing Attempts: 2nd to Joe Ferguson (55) with 52 at Raiders, 12/8/91
Passes Completed: 2nd to Joe Ferguson (38) with 33 at Raiders, 12/8/91
Yards Passing: 3rd to Drew Bledsoe (463) with 403 at San Francisco, 9/13/92

Buffalo Bills Single-Season Records
Completion Percentage: 1st with 64.14% in 1991
Pass Completions: 1st with 304 in 1991
Yards Passing: 1st with 3,844 in 1991
TD passes: 1st with 33 in 1991

INT percentage:
2nd behind Joe Ferguson (0.66%) with 2.60% in 1990 (minimum of 100 attempts)

Passing Attempts: 3rd behind Joe Ferguson (508 and 498) with 480 in 1986

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