Hall of Fame guard Gene Hickerson played a key role in Kelly's success.
Leroy established himself as one of the most feared ball carriers in the history of the National Football League.
Leroy was a starter in three straight Pro Bowls and played in a total of six Pro Bowl games.
Kelly earned All-NFL honors five times in his career.
In his first three years as a starter, Leroy rushed for 1,000 yards.
Kelly excelled as a punt and kickoff return specialist, particularly in his early years in the NFL.
During his career, he won four individual statistical championships, including NFL rushing titles in 1967 and 1968.
He missed only four games in 10 seasons.
Kelly gained 2,281 yards on 190 pass receptions during his career.
Kelly was drafted in the 8th round of the 1964 NFL draft by the Browns.
Kelly began his career as a backup to Jim Brown and was used mostly as a return man. He led the NFL in punt returns his second season.
Following Jim Brown's retirement, Kelly took over as Cleveland's starter. He responded by capturing back-to-back NFL rushing titles in 1967 and 1968.
Kelly's bronze bust.
Leroy was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on July 30, 1994.
Leroy's Hall of Fame mural.
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Leroy Kelly (left), Bobby Mitchell, and Jim Brown joined guard Gene Hickerson on stage during the 2007 enshrinement. Kelly was one of three 1,000-yard runners who ran behind Hickerson in Cleveland.