Armed and Dangerous

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Doubleday, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 249 pages
"0n August 18, Jim Kelly arrived in Buffalo to a reception befitting a liberating general. Thousands of people lined the road from the airport to downtown Buffalo as if to affirm their hopes for the rejuvenation not only of their languishing football team but of their city." "Kelly's life had already amounted to an affirmation of his heroic character. Beginning with his improbable rise from the nondescript industrial town of East Brady, Pennsylvania, he had gone on to become the first great prospect to arise from the University of Miami's legendary Quarterback U. and the leading passer in the fleeting USFL - where he racked up 83 touchdowns and passed for almost 10,000 yards in only two years. Along the way he had tapped the support of his ever-involved family to overcome a devastating late college injury that seriously threatened to end his career." "Armed and Dangerous is the autobiography of one of the most inspirational and successful competitors in the history of American sport. In 1986 Jim Kelly spoke of leading the last-place Buffalo Bills to the biggest game in their history, and five years later he guided them to Super Bowl XXV. Although they lost - and suffered a catastrophic Super Bowl defeat to the Washington Redskins the following year - Kelly remains among the NFL's top-rated passers and continues to command the unqualified respect of his peers and of all thoughtful fans. At the helm of Buffalo's vaunted no-huddle attack, he is a leader among All-Pros like Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed and James Lofton." "In Armed and Dangerous Kelly talks openly of the tough times as well as the triumphs. He relates how dissension during the 1987 players' strike posed a serious threat to his team's rebirth, and, for the firtt time, presents his perspective on the troubling "Bickering Bills" controversy that almost tore asunder the accomplishments of coach Marv Levy's impressive building program." "In addition to these insights, readers of Armed and Dangerous will come to appreciate Kelly's philosophy of football and competition by following his thoughts through a season - 1991-92 - that was buoyed by great expectations but culminated in bitter disappointment. Jim Kelly's approach in Armed and Dangerous is as poised and honest as the man himself."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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