Jim Kelly, the former Bills quarterback who is recovering from cancer treatments, will be on the field for the coin toss of the Aug. 3 Hall of Fame game between Buffalo and the New York Giants, the Hall announced on Thursday.
Kelly, who was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2002, completed radiation and chemotherapy in May for sinus cancer, which then spread to his jaw.
"I have always said that God willing, I will be back in Canton every summer," Kelly said. "This year especially, I am so thankful that I can be on hand to share in a great weekend that shines the spotlight on the Buffalo Bills. There isn't a person more deserving of joining the Hall of Fame than my teammate and friend Andre Reed."
“It is also a great honor for me to represent the Bills organization at the coin toss to kick off the season,” Kelly continued. “The entire experience will bring back many great memories from 2002 when so many of the Bills family — fans, players, and staff — joined me in Canton for one of the most memorable times of my life.”
- Chris Mascaro