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Jim Kelly Holds Football Clinic At St. John Fisher

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It was a day that area kids will remember the rest of their lives. Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly held a youth football clinic at St. John Fisher College.

Twenty years ago, almost to the date, Jim Kelly and the Bills opened training camp in what would be their fourth consecutive Super Bowl season. Tuesday, the Hall of Fame QB opened a camp on the grass roots level.

Kelly welcomed several dozen youth onto the field at St. John Fisher's Growney Stadium, putting the young players through a plethora of skill drills; from passing and receiving, to running back and route exercises.

The four-time AFC Champ looked pretty good out there. He was able to jump in drills and instruct the kids. It's pretty significant, as he's only weeks removed from surgery to remove jaw cancer.

He's feeling good now, and as he always does, Kelly expressed his appreciation for the community support.

"When I played for the Buffalo Bills, the overwhelming response, the fan base, just unbelievable as we all know, being around here. Number two, when my son was born, Hunter, when he was diagnosed, how much support we had from, not just people from the Buffalo area, but right here in Rochester. And of course, my latest battle with cancer. Everybody's always stepped up, the prayers, the well-wishes, words cannot describe how that makes me feel inside," Kelly said.

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