Travis Kelce is an American football player who plays for the Kansas City Chiefs in the National Football League (NFL). Kelce and Kansas City Quarterback Patrick Mahomes made headlines in January 2020, after the pair put on an impressive display that helped Kansas City win the Super Bowl title for the first time in 50 years.
Kelce who is widely hailed as one the fast-rising tight ends in the NFL is well admired across the NFL for his impeccable pace as well as his ability, his fusion, and understanding with a teammate, Mahomes, which has led the duo to form a really incredible partnership, undermining the defense of most NFL teams, as revealed in the 2019/20 NFL season.
Travis Kelce has been going his own way and setting his own records since his time in high school where he played several sports. When he finally chose football, he played as a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL. He has been on the team since he was selected in the 2013 NFL draft.
Kelce was named NFL All-Star Game three years in a row from 2015 to 2017, because of his field skills. He is also a two-time All-Star selection and ranks 26th overall in the 2017 NFL Top 100 Selection List and second in the close final position.
Travis Kelce Biography
Full Name: Travis Michael Kelce
Nicknames: Zeus, Wet Hot American Kelce
Date of Birth: October 5, 1989
Age: 30 years
Place of Birth: Westlake, Ohio
Height: 1.96 m (6 ft 45 in)
Education: Cleveland Heights High School; University of Cincinnati
Girlfriend: Kayla Nicole
Net Worth: $12 million
Occupation: American Football Player
Playing Position: Tight end
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Travis Kelce Childhood Story & Early Life
Travis Kelce is one of two children born on 5 October 1989 to Ed and Donna Kelce. Ever since he was a boy, Kelce has been interested in sports and his interest was not limited to football only. Though the intricate details of his childhood are not widely known, he excelled in sport.
Kelce’s interest in sports and the success that followed became evident when he began attending high school. Travis, who was so enthralled by sport, played football in high school. Not only did he play football but he also played baseball and basketball.
His success in football was the highest in any of the three sports he had played in high school. Kelce’s offense totaled 2,539 yards in his senior year and he received 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Travis Kelce College Football Career Highlights
The University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati Bearcats Football)
Rivals.com has ranked Kelce as a two-star prospect following his senior year at high school, rating website. Despite receiving scholarship offers from Miami University, Akron University, and Eastern Michigan University, at the University of Cincinnati, he opted to unite with his family.
Kelce was redshirted in his first year and played both like a tight end and quarterback in 11 games. He had two touchdowns in the 2009 season, and eight runs on 47 yards.
Kelce has not played as he was suspended in the 2010 season after breaking the rules of the team. The suspension had lasted a year. Kelce was back in action again in the 2011 season, with two touchdowns, and 13 catches in 150 yards. Kelce has had rather good success during his final year of college football.
He posted the highest in touchdowns in his college career, with 8 touchdowns, catches and 45 touchdowns, 772 yards in receiving yards. Kelce was named to the All-Conference First Team for his performance and was honored with the Tight End of the Year award at the College Football Achievement Awards.
Travis Kelce Net Worth
The net worth of Travis Kelce is estimated at some $12 million. The annual salary is worth $9.3 million. Kelce has a wellness brand called Hilo Wellness and TruKolors, a lifestyle company. He also has a fund, called 87 & Moving, where he manages proceeds from his brands TruKolors.
Travis Kelce Professional/NFL Career Highlights
In 2013, after being drafted into the NFL draft, Travis Kelce joined the Kansas City Chiefs. He was awarded a four-year rookie contract worth $3.12 million. He sustained an injury a few months later and was moved to the injury list. He’d only had one game for the squad in his rookie season.
The only drawback in his second season was his $11,025 fine in a game against Kansas City and the Denver Broncos, after making offensive gestures towards Von Miller. Otherwise, 67 catches in 862 meters made him the best leading receiver on the team.
He started all regular-season games in 2015 and recorded 5 touchdowns and 72 catches over 875 yards. It was his first year at the Pro Bowl, as well. Before the 2016 season, the tight end signed a $46 million contract extension that strengthened over the next five years.
He was also ranked 91st on the 2016 NFL’s Top 100 Player of the Year list and fined $24,309 for “unsporty actions. However, he finished the season with career highs in yards and catches, and for the second year in a row, he was called to the ProBowl.
It was also his first All-Pro First Team selection. He then moved onto the 2017 NFL Top 100 player list to 26th place. He has continued his good form for the club since then, retaining his place in the ProBowl and his status as the best tight end player on the squad.
Travis Kelce revealed in 2016 that it would debut its own dating show, Catching Kelce, on the E! Networking. The series takes its cue from The Bachelor’s reality contest. This presents the stories of a group of women from all U.S. states battling for Travis’ business.
Travis Kelce Family
Kelce has an older brother, Jason Kelce, who is on the list of the Philadelphia Eagles. Travis and Jason played together at the University of Cincinnati. When Philadelphia Eagles’ former head coach, Andy Reid, took the top spot with the Kansas City Chiefs, it was his experience with Jason during his stay in Philadelphia that influenced part of his decision to sign Travis as a player for Kansas City.
Travis Kelce Personal Life
He is in a relationship with Kaylee Nicole, a graduate of Pepperdine University who is a personage of the media. He appeared on a reality dating TV show in 2016 where he selected Maya Benberry. The relationship between the pair, which had been subject to media attention, lasted a few months.
In May 2019, Kelce and his uncle, Jason Kelce, were inducted into Hall of Fame High School in Cleveland Heights. Jason is an American soccer star with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Since he was in college Travis Kelce has had a controversial reputation right. He was suspended from the football team at the college after checking positively for a Cannabis test. His scholarship was then revoked, and he himself had to pay the fees.
He was also caught shooting his coach during an altercation on tape, an action he claims he regrets. Apart from this, he has been fined more than once in the NFL for ‘unsportsmanlike actions.