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Leroy Kelly, (born May 20, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pa.) is a Pro Football Hall of Fame running back who played for the Cleveland Browns from 1964-73. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is actually the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Conference AFC Division North Founded 1946 Home Field Cleveland Browns Stadium City Cleveland, Ohio Colors Seal brown and orange Head Coach Romeo Crennel All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 467-356-13 The Cleveland Browns are a National Football League team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...

During his 10-year NFL career, the 6-foot, 202-pound running back rushed for 7,274 yards on 1,727 carries with 74 touchdowns and an additional 13 receiving scores. He was named All-NFL five times and to six Pro Bowls. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...

Kelly led the NFL in rushing in 1967 and '68, also leading the league in rushing touchdowns for three consecutive years from 1966-68.

Kelly also was a talented punt and kick returner, who averaged 10.5 yards per punt return and 23.5 yards per kick return during his career.

Prior to his pro career, Kelly attended Simon Gratz H.S. in Philadelphia and Morgan State University in Baltimore. He was selected by the Browns in the eighth round of the 1964 NFL Draft. During his rookie season, he was a key return man contributing to the Browns' 1964 NFL Championship. Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Morgan State University, located in residential Baltimore, Maryland, awards Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctorate degrees. ... This article is about the city in the US state of Maryland. ... The NFL draft is an annual event in which National Football League franchises take turns selecting amateur football players. ...

The back was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 1994.

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