Chad Kelly says his Hall-of-Fame uncle is feeling better

Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly, left, runs a play in front of head coach Dabo Swinney, right, during an NCAA college football spring game at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C., Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Anderson Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer)

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is in the midst of battling a recurrence of oral caner. His nephew, Chad Kelly, spoke to News 4 Sports’ Lauren Brill on Monday and said his uncle was feeling better.

“He is doing a lot better. Definitely a lot better than he was doing before, with all the stuff he was throwing up and headaches and all that other stuff,” said Chad. “So I think he is definitely getting through it right now.”

The Buffalo community has been supportive of Jim Kelly throughout his battle. Chad told Brill the support is greatly appreciated.

“Amazing, on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, everybody has been nothing but prayers and thoughts and everything. You can never say enough ‘thank yous’ for all those people because that does help,” he said.

Chad recently decided to transfer to East Mississippi Community College (Junior College) after being dismissed from Clemson’s program. He plans to eventually transfer to another four-year university. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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