|Full Name:||Travis Michael Kelce|
|Place of Birth:||Westlake, Ohio|
|Parents:||Donna, Ed Kelce|
Travis Kelce Stats, Bio, Age, Net Worth, & Career
Travis Kelce is a Super Bowl champion tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Aside from playing in the NFL, Kelce also starred on his own reality dating show, Catching Kelce.
Now, Kelce is considered the league’s best tight end and is an important part of the Chiefs’ roster.
Travis Kelce Football Career
Travis Kelce was a three-sports athlete at Cleveland Heights High School. He excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. During his senior season, Kelce won All-Lake Erie League honors after totaling 2,539 yards.
Kelce was a dual-threat quarterback as he ran for 1,016 yards and threw for 1,523. He totaled 31 touchdowns with eight interceptions.
Travis Kelce wasn’t highly recruited coming out of high school, considered just a two-star recruit by Rivals.com. Kelce chose Cincinnati, to join brother Jason, over Miami (OH), Akron, and Eastern Michigan. After redshirting in 2008, Kelce played in 11 games the following season. In 2010, Kelce didn’t play due to violation of team rules (failed drug test for marijuana), which resulted in a one-year suspension.
In 2011, Kelce recorded just 13 catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns. However, in his final collegiate season, Kelce had a breakout season. He had 45 receptions for 722 yards and eight touchdowns. He was named First-Team All-Big East and winner of the College Football Performance Awards Tight End of the Year.
The Kansas City Chiefs selected Travis Kelce with the 63rd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, Kelce landed on IR after having surgery in his knee in October. In his second season, in 2014, Kelce recorded his first career touchdown. He led the team in receiving that season, with 862 receiving yards on 67 receptions.
In 2015, Kelce finished the season with 72 receptions for 875 yards and five touchdowns. He was named to his first Pro Bowl. After the 2015 season ended, Kelce signed a five-year, $46 million contract extension.
In 2016, Kelce became just the third tight end to have 100+ receiving yards in three consecutive games, joining Jimmy Graham and Tony Gonzalez. He finished the season with a career high in yards (1,125) and receptions (85). He was named First-Team All-Pro.
In 2018, when Patrick Mahomes came to town, Kelce broke the single-season receiving yard record for a tight end with 1,336 yards. However, George Kittle claimed the record later that day. In 2019, Kelce became the first tight end in NFL history with four consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards.
On August 14, 2020, Kelce signed a four-year $57 million contract extension following their Super Bowl winning season.
Travis Kelce Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings
Travis Kelce has an estimated net worth of $33 million.
On August 14, 2020, Kelce signed a second contract extension, this one a four-year $57 million deal.
Travis Kelce has an endorsement deal with Nike.
Travis Kelce Personal Life
Travis’ older brother Jason Kelce is the center for the Philadelphia Eagles.
In 2016, Travis starred in his own reality dating show Catching Kelce. He broke up with the winner, Maya Benberry, less than a year later.
Kelce recently broke up with girlfriend Kayla Nicole after three years.
Awards & Achievements
Travis Kelce Quotes
- “I can’t throw my flag on the ref but he can throw his all day long.”
- “I’ve learned one thing since I’ve been here, ‘You’ve got to fight for your right to party.’”
- “The best quarterback in the National Football League right here, baby, and he shows it every, single time.”
Travis Kelce Fun Facts
- Had his own reality dating show, Catching Kelce
- Brother Jason also plays in the NFL
- Played quarterback in high school
- First tight end in NFL history with four consecutive seasons with 1000+ receiving yards
- Member of the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team