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Former NFL QB, college star leads CFL team’s spectacular dinner touchdown celebration

The Canadian Football League may be inferior football to the NFL, but their touchdown celebrations are up there with the best of them.

With just over two minutes left in the eighth, Toronto Argonauts quarterback Chad Kelly — yes, the Chad Kelly fired from Clemson before taking the starting job at Ole Miss — ran for a touchdown to make their contest against the Hamilton Tigercats a two-possession game.

Celebrating what at the time looked like a potential victory (it was – Toronto won, 31-15), Kelly rallied the troops in the end zone, where everyone sat criss-crossing applesauce.


Toronto Argonauts’ Chad Kelly, left, celebrates a touchdown with teammates after scoring against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Tim Hortons Field on July 21, 2023 in Hamilton, Canada. (John E. Sokolowski/Getty Images)

In one of the best choreographed ceremonies you’ll ever see, they all pretended to eat, then drink, then feed each other, all together. They repeated the cycle before standing up and going crazy.

Kelly, the nephew of Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, went 5-0 against the Argonauts in his second season with the team. He was a seventh-round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in 2017 and was released the following year. He then spent one season with the Indianapolis Colts.

The 29-year-old traveled north last year to serve as the Argonauts’ backup quarterback, but an injury to McLeod Bethel-Thompson in the Gray Cup forced Kelly into the game in the fourth quarter. He led the game-winning drive as the Argonauts won their 18th league championship 24–23.

Chad Kelly running back

Chad Kelly of the Toronto Argonauts prepares to pass against the Tiger-Cats at Tim Hortons Field on July 21, 2023 in Hamilton, Canada. (John E. Sokolowski/Getty Images)

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Against the Tiger-Cats, Kelly completed 20 of his 27 passes, two of them for touchdowns.

Kelly was the MVP of the 2016 Sugar Bowl where his Rebels defeated Oklahoma State 48-20, when he threw for four touchdowns – followed by three to Laquon Treadwell.

Kelly’s release from Clemson and the Broncos were both due to his behavior. He even served a two-game suspension in the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

Chad Kelly is watching.

Toronto Argonauts quarterback Chad Kelly before the Alouettes game at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on July 14, 2023 in Montreal. (David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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But after serving as the offensive line coach for 2021 at East Mississippi Community College, where he played in 2014, he seems to have a better frame of mind.

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