Travis Kelce

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Travis Kelce
No. 87     Kansas City Chiefs
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-10-05) October 5, 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth: Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school: Cleveland Heights (OH)
College: Cincinnati
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 63
Debuted in 2013 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
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Travis Michael Kelce (born October 5, 1989) is an American football tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Cincinnati. He was drafted by the Chiefs in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Kelce attended Cleveland Heights High School in his hometown of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and played high school football for the Cleveland Heights Tigers. He was a three-year letterwinner at quarterback, and was recognized with all-Lake Erie League honors after totaling 2,539 yards of total offense as a senior. He collected 1,016 yards rushing, including 10 touchdowns and 1,523 passing yards on 103-of-198 attempts, with 21 scores and eight interceptions in 2007. Considered a two-star recruit by, he accepted a scholarship offer from University of Cincinnati over offers from Akron, Eastern Michigan and Miami of Ohio.[1]

College career[edit]

Kelce enrolled in the University of Cincinnati, where he played for the Cincinnati Bearcats football team from 2008 to 2012. After redshirting in 2008, he appeared in 11 games, playing at tight end and quarterback out of the Wildcat formation. He tallied eight rushes for 47 yards and two touchdowns along with one reception for three yards in 2009. The following season, did not play due to a violation of team rules.[2] After serving a one-year suspension, Kelce was back with the team to start the 2011 season. For the season, he saw action in games as a tight end and recorded 13 catches totaling 150 yards and two touchdowns. In his last season, he set personal career highs in receptions (45), receiving yards (722), yards per receptions (16.0), and receiving touchdowns (8), he also earned first team all-conference honors. In March, Kelce was named winner of the College Football Performance Awards Tight End of the Year.[3]

Professional career[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round (63rd pick overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.[4]


His brother, Jason Kelce, whom current Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid also drafted from the University of Cincinnati during his tenure as head coach in Philadelphia, currently plays center for the Philadelphia Eagles.