Former NFL Safety Kurt Schulz Recalls Jim Kelly’s Heroics
Kurt Schulz, former safety for the Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions was on hand to support Jim Kelly’s 26th annual Celebrity Gala, which raised money for “Hunter’s Hope” and “Kelly For Kids”. He chatted with another former safety, Class Act Sports’ own Victor Green.
“It’s a great group of guys. We have great time every year. A lot of guys come out for the event, rain or shine. And it’s good to see guys like you. I admired you while you played, you’re a hell of a player,” Schulz said to Green.
Schulz was never on the field at the same time as Kelly, so he got to see just how good the quarterback was from his seat on the sidelines when the Bills’ offense was on the field.
“You think of Jim, he is a gamer. You think of going to Candlestick Park and him just lighting it up against San Fran. Just a hell of a group of guys. Andre Reed, Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas…Cornelius Bennett, they all come back every year to support Jim. Some of the games they played, it was just a phenomenal job,” Schultz told Class Act Sports.
He last played for the Lions in 2001, but retired from the game in 2003.
“I’ve been working for Merrill Lynch ever since I got done with Detroit in 2003 so I’ve been there nine years helping out some guys who played in the NFL and it’s been a lot of fun,” he told Class Act Sports.
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