Kelly named honorary captain for Hall of Fame Game
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced that former Bills quarterback will represent his team as an honorary captain at the Hall of Fame Game against the Giants on Sunday, August 3rd. Kelly and former Giants linebacker Harry Carson will take the field for the game's coin toss. You can read the entire press release from the Hall of Fame below:
JIM KELLY, HARRY CARSON TO PARTICIPATE IN COIN TOSS AT NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME
HALL OF FAMERS TO SERVE AS HONORARY CAPTAINS
Quarterback Jim Kelly and linebacker Harry Carson will take part in the pre-game coin toss for the 2014 NFL/Hall of Fame Game. The two Hall of Fame greats will serve as honorary captains for their former teams. The New York Giants and Buffalo Bills kick off the NFL’s 95th season at Pro Football Hall of Fame Field on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. EDT.
Tickets are still available for the NFL/Hall of Fame Game as well as the 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 2. Tickets may be purchased at ProFootballHOF.com/2014tix.
“I have always said that God willing, I will be back in Canton every summer,” Kelly shared. “This year especially, I am so thankful that I can be on hand to share in a great weekend that shines the spotlight on the Buffalo Bills. There isn’t a person more deserving of joining the Hall of Fame than my teammate and friend Andre Reed.
“It is also a great honor for me to represent the Bills organization at the coin toss to kick off the season,” the Bills’ legendary quarterback continued. “The entire experience will bring back many great memories from 2002 when so many of the Bills family – fans, players, and staff – joined me in Canton for one of the most memorable times of my life.”
Carson will represent the Giants franchise during the coin toss. It was another coin toss that ranks as Carson’s greatest moment of his Hall of Fame career that spanned from 1976-1988. The nine-time Pro Bowl linebacker shared a story during the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s first-ever Fan Fest in early May about how he served as the lone captain for the pre-game flip in Super Bowl XXI, the team’s first Super Bowl. Video>>>
Carson and Kelly are among the more than 100 “Gold Jackets” returning for the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. The number of Hall of Famers represents the highest total on hand for an Enshrinement Weekend other than special reunion years in 2000, 2003, and 2013.
WGR Sports Radio 550 will carry the game live beginning with pregame coverage at 5PM on Sunday August 3rd.