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President Trump recognizes Jim Kelly in commencement speech

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Posted at 12:03 PM, May 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-13 12:03:55-04

President Donald Trump recognized former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly at a Liberty University commencement speech Saturday. 

" I'd like to recognize a friend, who is here with us today...who can serve as an inspiration. Someone who doesn't know the meaning of the word quit, a real champion," Trump said to a large crowd of family members and students in Lynchburg, Virginia. 

"He was much more than a quarterback. He had tremendous heart, and he knew how to win. His toughest fight of all was he beat cancer, not once but twice."

Kelly was there to watch his daughter, Erin graduate.