1. Travis Kelce’s Early Life
Kelce was born on October 5th, 1989, in the city of Westlake, which is located in Ohio. Both of his parents worked in the financial field prior to raising their family. His father, Ed Kelce, was a sales representative in the steel industry, while his mother, Donna, was a former bank executive. Jason Kelce, Kelce’s older brother, is also a professional football player. Jason Kelce, who plays center for the Philadelphia Eagles, is in the NFL.
Kelce had his secondary education at his birthplace of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, at Cleveland Heights High School, where he participated in the three varsity sports of football, basketball, and baseball. He was a three-year letter winner as the quarterback for the Tigers in football, and he was recognized with All-Lake Erie League honors after collecting 2,539 yards of total offense as a senior.
He excelled at football, and his accomplishments earned him those awards. In 2007, he had 1,016 running yards, 10 rushing touchdowns, 1,523 passing yards, 21 touchdown passes, and eight interceptions. He also passed for 1,523 yards, 21 touchdown passes, and eight interceptions.
2. College career
Travis Kelce, who was rated by Rivals.com as a two-star prospect, decided to attend the University of Cincinnati after receiving scholarship offers from Akron, Eastern Michigan, and Miami (Ohio). He joined his brother Jason Kelce, who was already playing for the Bearcats and was the starting left guard.
After sitting out the 2008 season due to a redshirt, he went on to participate in 11 games, during which he played both tight end and quarterback out of the Wildcat formation. In 2009, he had eight runs for 47 yards, two touchdowns, and one reception for three yards, in addition to one reception for three yards. The next year, he did not participate in any games since the team had suspended him for breaking a rule, which turned out to be a failed drug test because he had a positive result for marijuana.
Kelce was reinstated to the squad at the beginning of the 2011 season after serving a one-year suspension of one year. As a tight end for the team, he participated in games during the season and recorded 13 receptions for a total of 150 yards and two touchdowns.
During his senior year of college, he not only achieved his personal bests in terms of catches (45), receiving yards (722), yards per reception (16.0), and receiving touchdowns (8), but he was also named to the first team of all-conference players. The College Football Performance Awards announced Kelce as the recipient of the Tight End of the Year award for 2012 in March of 2013.
During the Divisional Round matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, which the Chiefs won 27–20, Kelce established a new single-game record for a tight end in the NFL postseason with 14 catches. During the game, he was responsible for two receiving touchdowns.
Kelce and the Chiefs competed in Super Bowl LVII against the Philadelphia Eagles. Kelce was a starter for the Chiefs. Because Kelce’s brother Jason played for the Eagles, this Super Bowl was the first time that two siblings competed for different teams in the same championship game.
Kansas City Chiefs Travis Kelce after catching six catches for 81 yards and a score in the Chiefs’ 38-35 victory over the Eagles.