UM Pays Homage to Hurricanes Legend, Jim Kelly

November 2, 2014 3:17 AM

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Jim Kelly, Miami’s former quarterback and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was also grand marshal for the UM homecoming parade on Friday night. He was also honored during a ceremony, on Saturday, during half-time. Jim Kelly has been struggling with cancer of the jaw and nasal cavity. He now has a staph infection in the bones and has to carry around portable medical equipment to administer antibiotics intravenously three times a day.

This Saturday became “Kelly Tough” day. The star received a 10.000$ check from the sale “Kelly Tough” T-Shirts to benefit his foundation. He was surrounded by his loving family: a wife and two daughters. Jim was also presented with an UM jersey that had his late son’s, “Hunter”, name on it. Kelly st...

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