10 Things You Didn’t Know About Travis KelcePublished on February 11, 2016. Updated February 10, 2017
Travis Kelce is already a pretty big star in the sports world as a tight-end for the Kansas City Chiefs, and has it turns out his tight-end has caught the eye of producers at E! The NFL star has now landed his own Bachelor-like dating competition series aptly called Catching Kelce, and it is sure to be a hit. Kelce will be faced with 50 women, one from each state, all vying to he his “lifelong teammate,” and before you get hooked on the show, it would be a good idea to get to know more about the man it is all centered around. Check out 10 things you didn’t know about Travis Kelce.
10. All-Around Athlete
For women who have a thing for athletes, Travis Kelce is your guy. Although he obviously plays football, when he attended Cleveland Heights High School he was a three-sport star, excelling in football, basketball and baseball.
9. Personal Stats
Looks aren’t everything but when it comes to reality dating shows, they have a lot to do with it. Travis Kelce is obviously very-good looking, but for those wondering the 26-year-old also stands at 6 ft 5, and weighs in at 260 lbs. Tall, handsome and muscular!
8. Character Concerns
When it comes to getting drafted into the NFL, many do not realize how it has to do with so much more than just skill. Teams are also very concerned with players’ pasts, personal lives and any concerns with their characters that indicate they might encounter trouble while on the team. As it turns out at his combine in 2013, a NFL evaluator called Kelce “a trainwreck-character wise.” While in college Kelce was suspended for the entire 2010 season after breaking team rules the night before the 2010 Sugar Bowl. Kelce, however, has changed his ways, stating, “There’s stuff that happened in my past that’s happened. I’ve dealt with it. I’ve learned from it and I’ve overcome everything that’s happened earlier in my college career.”
7. Football Family
Turns out the Kelce’s have pro-football genetics. Not only is Travis a star tight-end in the NFL but his older brother Jason Kelce was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Jason continues as the starting center for the team and in 2014 signed a six year $37.5 million contract extension.
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Clearly, Kelce’s brother is pulling in the big bucks, and as a professional but young NFL player, many wonder just how much Travis gets. Thanks to being the Chiefs leading receiver in the 2014 season and another standout season in 2015, on January 29, 2016 Travis signed a five-year contract extension for a whopping $46 million. The deal made Kelce the second highest-paid tight end in the league, and includes $20.2 in guaranteed money.
5. Giving Back
Travis Kelce is not only a leader on his team, but also in his community. He is active in giving back and around Christmas teamed up with his teammate Derrick Johnson for his Defend the Dream foundation which included Kelce as a Celebrity Waiter, serving dinners. He also participated in the Shadow Buddies program on Halloween at the University of Kansas medical center where he dressed up and visited sick children for hospital trick-or-treating.
One look at Kelce’s Instagram page and it is very clear he is a fun-loving, happy-go-lucky kind of guy. He is always smiling, posing with fans and having a great time in his off-time from training for and playing football.
3. Love of Football
Dedication to the game is a key component to being a successful football player and for Kelce he says he didn’t truly love the game until he switched positions from quarterback to tight-end. “It’s kind of bittersweet [not being a QB] to be honest because naturally my body and my athleticism and my size, I was made to be the new age tight end.”
2. Personal Style
Travis Kelce takes pride in on he looks both on and off the field and his pre-game styles show he really knows how to dress that tall, muscular frame. He also only trusts one man with his hair — he has been going to the same barber since he was a freshman in high school.
1. Family Oriented
The 50 women competing for his love will be interested to know that Travis Kelce is very family-oriented. He has a great relationship with both of his parents and regularly shares posts with sweet messages dedicated to his parents Ed and Donna.