Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Jim Kelly announced Monday he is battling cancer of the jaw.
Kelly says doctors feel confident he can beat the cancer because it is isolated in his body.
"Doctors have told me that my prognosis for recovery is very good,” said Jim Kelly.
The eleven-year NFL veteran led the Buffalo Bills to four Super Bowl games. His crisp throwing style and athletic frame made him the model for consistency in the NFL.
From 1990-1993, Kelly complied a 48-13 regular season record as a quarterback for the Bills. He averaged 3,378 and 24 TD over those four seasons. There was no greater offensive player to ever put on the Buffalo Blue.
"It's just another challenge for me and I know I'll beat it."
Jim Kelly has the same mentality against cancer that he had against opposing defenses; he is going to fight. It was this mentality and belief that allowed Kelly to excel on the football field. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
This isn't the only challenge Jim Kelly has faced off the field in his post football career. Jim lost his eight-year-old son Hunter in 2005 to Krabbe disease. He created the Hunter's Hope Foundation when Hunter was diagnosed in order to bring awareness to the disease. There is no doubt Jim Kelly will tackle cancer with the same fierce spirit that he's used through out his life.
Jim Kelly has proven time and time again to be a resilient man; both on and off the football field. There is no doubt in my mind that Jim Kelly will rise up to the challenge of cancer and conquer it!