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Buffalo, NY View Full Profile of Buffalo St. Joe's has been selected Class AA football player of the year by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
The NYSSWA announced its players of the year and all-state teams in Class AA and A Wednesday afternoon.
UPDATE: From Chad Kelly's Facebook: "New York State Player Of The Year! Im so blessed, thank you everyone for your support!"
Nephew of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. As a junior, Kelly ran 86 times for 1,057 yards and 15 touchdowns. He completed 137-of-249 passes for 2,159 yards with 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions. No other New York player has rushed for more than 1,000 yards and passed for more 2,000 yards in the same season. Kelly was the first to win the NFL-sponsored "Punt, Pass and Kick" competition in four age groups. He quarterbacked his team to a Nike 7on7 passing league championship. He was named an Elite 11 QB after participating at the Elite 11 camp at Pepperdine University.