A History of NFL Hall of Famers Who Were Picked in the 5th Round or Later

Leroy Kelly

School: Morgan State
Team: Cleveland Browns
Position: Running Back
Year: 1964
Round: 8 (110 overall)
Inducted Into HOF: 1994

Kelly was a bruising but versatile running back who was one of the most balanced of his day. He was able to run equally well between the tackles or on the outside, leading the NFL in rushing yards in both 1967 and 1968. He was named to six consecutive Pro Bowls between 1966 and 1971 after he supplanted the retired Jim Brown as the Browns' primary running back, amassing 7,274 yards and 74 touchdowns over the course of his NFL career. Despite also returning kicks, Kelly was able to stay incredibly healthy during his career, a rarity for running backs; he missed just four games total, and never more than one in a single season.

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