Monday night at 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Bills NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will appear live on "The Fred Jackson Show" inside the WBBZ-TV studio at the Eastern Hills Mall. Hosts Jackson and Bob Koshinski will welcome Kelly for his first visit to the show.
Kelly was quarterback for the Buffalo Bills from 1986-1996 and led the team to four consecutive Super Bowls. After his retirement, Kelly and his wife, Jill, have led The Hunter's Hope Foundation in honor of their late son, Hunter, who was diagnosed with Krabbe leukodystrophy, an inherited nervous system disease. The Kellys have worked to fund research and bring encouragement and hope to families dealing with the disease.
Koshinski covered Kelly and the Bills as sports director at WKBW-TV and as head of the Empire Sports Network. Koshinski is covering the team now for WBBZ-TV as host of "The Fred Jackson Show" and "All Sports WNY."
Kelly and Jackson have something - or rather, someone - in common: Marv Levy.
Levy coached the Bills during Kelly's years with the team. In 2006, Levy briefly returned to the team as general manager. In that role, he invited Jackson to training camp. The running back would make the team and, seven years later, is among the top offensive players in the NFL.
Jackson just finished a personal record-breaking season with the Buffalo Bills. He rushed for 896 yards and nine touchdowns. He also caught 47 passes for 387 yards and one TD.
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