Leroy Kelly's Career Highlights

All-NFL: 1966 (AP, UPI, NEA, PFWA, NY), 1967 (AP, UPI, NEA, NY), 1968 (AP, UPI, NEA, NY, PW), 1969 (NEA), 1971 (NEA)

All-NFL Second Team: 1969 (AP, UPI, NY), 1971 (PFWA)

All-Pro: 1968 (PFWA), 1969 (NEA)

All-Pro Second Team: 1969 (HOF, PFWA)

All-AFC Second Team: 1971 (UPI)

All-Eastern Conference: 1966 (SN), 1967 (SN), 1968 (SN)

(6) – 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972

(at time of his retirement following 1973 season)

 

• [2nd] Most Games 100 or More Yards Rushing, Career – 27
• [2nd] Most Consecutive Games, Rushing Touchdown – 9 (1968)
• [3rd] Most Rushing Touchdowns, Career – 74
• [3rd] Most Combined Net Attempts, Career – 2,097
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Touchdowns, Season – 20 (1968)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Rushing – 2 (1967-68)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Seasons, 1,000 or More Yards Rushing – 3
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Rushing Touchdowns, Season – 16 (1968)

Browns' records held by Kelly at the time of his retirement following the 1973 season

 

• [1st] Most Consecutive Games with a Rushing Touchdown – 9 (1968)
• [1st] Most Punt Returns, Career – 94
• [1st] Most Punt Returns, Season – 30 (1971)
• [1st] Most Punt Return Yards, Career – 990
• [1st] Most Punt Return Yards, Game – 109 (vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 28, 1965)
• [1st] Highest Punt Return Average, Career – 15.6
• [1st] Most Punt Return Touchdowns, Season – 2 (1965)
• [1st] Most Kickoff Returns, Career – 76
• [1st] Most Kickoff Return Yards, Career – 1,781
• [1st] Highest Kickoff Return Average, Game – 37.0 (vs. St. Louis, Sept. 26, 1965)
• [1st] Highest Combined Net Yard Average, Game – 14.95 (vs. New York Giants, Dec. 4, 1966)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Seasons Leading the NFL in Punt Return Average – 1 (1965)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Seasons Leading the NFL in Punt Return Touchdowns – 1 (1965)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Seasons Leading the NFL in Punt Return Yardage – 1 (1965)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Seasons Leading the NFL in Scoring – 1 (1968)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Seasons Leading the NFL in Average Rushing Gain – 2 (1966-67)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Punt Return Touchdowns, Career – 3
• [Tied for 1st] Most Punt Return Touchdowns, Game – 1 (vs. New York Giants, Oct. 25, 1964; vs. Dallas, Nov. 21, 1965; vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 28, 1965)
• [2nd] Most Points, Season – 120 (1968)
• [2nd] Most Seasons Leading the NFL in Touchdowns – 2 (1966, 1968)
• [2nd] Most Touchdowns, Career – 90
• [2nd] Most Touchdowns, Season – 20 (1968)
• [2nd] Most Consecutive Games Scoring Touchdowns – 9 (1968)
• [2nd] Most Seasons Leading the NFL in Rushing Attempts – 2 (1967-68)
• [2nd] Most Rushing Attempts, Career – 1,727
• [2nd] Most Seasons Leading the NFL in Rushing Yards – 2 (1967-68)
• [2nd] Most Rushing Yards , Career – 7,274
• [2nd] Highest Average Rushing Gain, Career – 4.21
• [2nd] Most Seasons Leading the NFL in Rushing Touchdowns – 3 (1966-68)
• [2nd] Most Rushing Touchdowns, Career – 74
• [2nd] Most Rushing Touchdowns, Season – 16 (1968)
• [2nd] Most Punt Return Yards, Season – 292 (1971)
• [2nd] Longest Punt Return – 78 (vs. Denver, Oct. 24, 1971)
• [2nd] Highest Kickoff Return Average, Game – 34.0 (vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 7, 1965; vs. New York Giants, Dec. 4, 1966)
• [2nd] Most Combined Attempts, Career – 1,987
• [2nd] Most Combined Net Yards, Career – 12,329
• [2nd] Most Combined Net Yards, Season – 2,014 (1966)
• [2nd] Most Combined Net Yards, Game – 299 (vs. New York Giants, Dec. 4, 1966)
• [Tied for 2nd] Highest Punt Return Average, Game – 27.3 (vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 28, 1965)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Rushing Touchdowns, Game – 4 (vs. New York Giants, Dec. 1, 1968)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Kickoff Returns, Game – 5 (vs. Philadelphia, Dec. 11, 1966)

League Statistical Championships
Rushing Titles: 1967, 1968
Scoring Titles: 1968
Touchdown Titles: 1966, 1968

Team Statistical Championships
Rushing Titles: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
Scoring Titles: 1966, 1967, 1968
Punt Return Titles: 1964, 1965, 1966, 1971
Kickoff Return Titles: 1965

• 1968 Most Valuable Player (MX)
• 1960s All-Decade Team

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1964 Cleveland Browns 10 3 1 (1st)
1965 Cleveland Browns 11 3 0 (5th)
1966 Cleveland Browns 9 5 0 (2nd)
1967 Cleveland Browns 9 5 0 (1st)
1968 Cleveland Browns 10 4 0 (1st)
1969 Cleveland Browns 10 3 1 (1st)
1970 Cleveland Browns 7 7 0 (2nd)
1971 Cleveland Browns 9 5 0 (1st)
1972 Cleveland Browns 10 4 0 (2nd)
1973 Cleveland Browns 7 5 2 (3rd)

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