Leroy Kelly

Running Back

Leroy Kelly

10 seasons
7,274 rushing yards
2,281 reception yards
12,330 combined yards
5 All-NFL selections

10

seasons

7,274

rushing yards

2,281

reception yards

12,330

combined yards

5

All-NFL selections
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I didn’t try to think about replacing Jim Brown, when I was sitting on the bench two years, I used to compare myself to the backs that were starting around the league and I knew I was as good as most of them. I just want to be one of the best backs in the league, not a superman like Jim Brown was.”

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(Morgan State)...6'0'', 202...Leroy Kelly ... Eighth-round draft choice, 1964 ... 1,000-yard rusher first three years after becoming regular in 1966 ... Won NFL rushing titles, 1967, 1968 ... Two-time punt return champion: 1965 NFL, 1971 AFC ... All-NFL five years, named to six Pro Bowls ... Career stats: 7,274 yards rushing; 2,281 reception yards; 2,774 return yards; 12,330 combined yards; 90 touchdowns ... Born May 20, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.