Bills’ Brad Smith Supports Jim Kelly’s Golf Outing
As a member of the Buffalo Bills, the versatile Brad Smith does it all, playing quarterback, running back, wide receiver and return man. And he might not be as good of a golfer as he is as an NFLer, but that didn’t stop him from attending Jim Kelly’s annual golf outing in Buffalo, which raised money for research on infant disorders such as Krabbe disease, which Kelly’s son Hunter unfortunately passed away from seven years ago when he was only eight years old.
“It’s awesome I’m just glad I was invited. A guy like Jim and what he’s accomplished and what he is trying to do, just glad to be a part of it,” Smith told Jared Ginsberg of Class Act Sports.
Kelly, a Hall of Fame quarterback, spent his entire 11-year career with the Bills leading them to four-straight Super Bowls in the early 1990’s. The team has not been to the playoffs since 1999, which Smith would like to change.
“We have a lot of good additions but we have a lot of good guys already here. Just got to be consistent in what we are doing and I think we are working in the right direction,” he said.
Smith played in 15 games for the Bills last season and had 240 receiving yards, 87 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Playing in Buffalo, he is used to bad weather, and on this day, it was the rainy.
“As you can see, it can be a little dreary and gray but once you’re on the field it doesn’t really matter. Anytime I can play this game at this level, I love it, so weather doesn’t really matter,” Smith told Class Act Sports.
After a 5-2 start, the Bills stumbled to end the season with a 6-10 record, last in the AFC for the fourth year in a row.
“I work my butt off. I do everything I can to help my team win, Hopefully what I can help bring to Buffalo is just a guy who is going to help guys do their job and find a way to win. That’s all I can do,” he said.
Smith has been compared to former quarterback Kordell “Slash” Stewart, who also played receiver and running back, and did it all for the Steelers during his playing days.
“That was definitely a guy I looked up to. Study him and see what he’s done. There’s been so many guys. You go way back in the day. Paul Horning and all those guys who were able to do some things to help their team, so that is what I’m trying to do,” Smith said.