In a unique gift to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly has donated a custom-made motorcycle.
The chopper arrived at the museum in Canton, Ohio, on Monday and was placed on display, the Hall said.
The 710-pound motorcycle was designed by Knievel Custom Cycles and includes a Jim Kelly Hall of Fame logo and is autographed by Evel Knievel and his son Robbie. Kelly received the bike in 2009 at the Jim Kelly Celebrity Golf Classic. The event celebrated its 32nd year last month.
“This is a donation unlike anything the Hall of Fame has ever received. It is fitting considering that Jim Kelly is one-of-a-kind,” Hall of Fame President David Baker said in a news release. “There is nothing ordinary about Jim from the way he played the game to the manner in which he has battled his bouts with cancer. We hope fans are inspired by seeing the motorcycle and knowing it reflects the character of one of the greatest Hall of Famers ever, Jim Kelly.”
In the release, the Hall listed other Kelly items in its collection. The items are either on display or kept in the archives.
- Buffalo Bills jersey worn by Kelly during the 1993 season when the Bills won the AFC East Championship.
- Kelly’s Buffalo Bills game-worn helmet, circa 1994.
Game ball awarded to Jim Kelly after the 1990 AFC Championship Game victory that earned the Bills’ their first Super Bowl berth. Also in the Hall’s collection is Kelly’s game plan and playbook from the game.
- United States Football League (USFL) game ball football that was awarded to Kelly of the Houston Gamblers for his performance in the 1984 season.
- Kelly’s Buffalo Bills game plan and itinerary for Super Bowl XXVIII.
- Kelly's Houston Gamblers (USFL) jersey from 1984.
- Kelly's Houston Gamblers (USFL) helmet.
- Kelly's East Brady High School jersey.
- Timmie Award by Touchdown Club of Washington D.C., given to him for being the 1990 NFL Player of the Year in the AFC.
- USFL game-used football awarded to Jim Kelly for a 574-yard passing performance with the Gamblers on Feb. 24, 1985, versus the Los Angeles Express.