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Kelly: 'I'm joining the greatest team of all'

Updated: August 4, 2002, 4:37 PM ET
Associated Press

CANTON, Ohio -- Jim Kelly never walked off a football field holding his son's hand. He never got to play catch with Hunter or take him camping or fishing.

But Kelly's 5-year-old son gave him something much more special: A hero.

Jim Kelly never tossed a touchdown pass as meaningful or had a moment on the field as sweet as the one that closed his induction speech into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Choking back tears throughout his 10 minutes at the podium, ...

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