Travis Kelce

Travis Michael Kelce Biography

Full Name Travis Kelce
Age 34 Years old.
Birth Name Travis Michael Kelce
Birth Date 1989-10-05
Gender Male

Travis Michael Kelce, excellently known as Travis Kelce is an American football tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He is famous for being drafted by the Chiefs in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft and later won Super Bowls LIV and LVII with the team. He began his NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013 and became the first tight end in NFL history to record over 1,000 receiving yards in four separate seasons. He helped lead the Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl LIV. He previously played at Cleveland Heights High School, where he was a star quarterback. Also, he played college football at the University of Cincinnati, where he was a First-Team All-Big East selection. 

Travis has won the College Football Performance Awards Tight End of the Year Award at Cincinnati. Kelce was a three-year letter winner as quarterback for the Tigers and was recognized with All-Lake Erie League honors after totaling 2,539 yards of total offense as a senior. He ran 1,016 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns and threw for 1,523 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in 2007. Moreover, he is also active on social media as he has earned more than 2M followers on his Instagram account and over 885.3K Followers on his Twitter account.

Nationality American
Horoscope Libra
Position Tight End
Current Team Kansas City Chiefs

Travis Kelce Early Life: Parents & Brother

Travis Kelce stepped for the very first time into the world on 5th October 1989 in Westlake, Ohio, U.S. His real name is Travis Michael Kelce and his religion is Christian. He is American by nationality and mixed by ethnicity as he is of Polish, English, and Scottish descent. Travis celebrated his 33rd birthday in 2022 and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Libra. Thus, his race is white.

Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Westlake
Father Ed Kelce
Mother Donna
Siblings JAson Kelce
Ethnicity Mixed

Travis is the son of his father, Edward 'Ed' Kelce who is a Sales Rep in the Steel Business, and his mother, Donna Kelce who is a Banking Executive. He has one younger brother named Jason Kelce, who is a center for the Philadelphia Eagles. Talking about his education, he attended Cleveland Heights High School in his hometown of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and baseball.

Travis Kelce NFL Career

Travis Kelce started his football career by playing from his high school as he was a three-year letter winner at quarterback for the Tigers and was recognized with All-Lake Erie League honors after totaling 2,539 yards of total offense as a senior. He later accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Cincinnati and then joined his brother who was the starting left guard for the Bearcats.

In the year 2008, he was given a redshirt and he appeared in 11 games, playing at tight end and quarterback out of the Wildcat formation. Travis was named the winner of the College Football Performance Awards Tight End of the Year in March 2012.

Kansas City Chiefs

  • After playing in high school and college, he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round (63rd pick overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • The Chiefs signed him to a four-year, $3.12 million rookie contract on 6th June 2013.
  • He was placed on injured reserve after only playing in one game during the season recording no statistics on 12th October 2013.
  • He played against the Miami Dolphins and there he recorded his first professional touchdown on a 20-yard reception from quarterback Alex Smith on 21st September.
  • He was fined $11,025 for "unsportsmanlike conduct" during a 29-16 loss to the Denver Broncos on 30th November.
  • He had an offensive fumble recovery for a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers on 28th December.
  • He was the Chiefs leading receiver during the 2014 season, totaling 862 yards off 67 receptions.
  • He began his 2015 season with his first career multiple-touchdown games, with six receptions for 106 yards and two scores against Houston.
  • In the Divisional Round against the New England Patriots, he had six receptions for 23 yards as the Chiefs lost 27-20.
  • He signed a five-year, $46 million contract extension on 29th January 2016.
  • He was also ranked 91st by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.
  • As well, Travis played against the Indianapolis Colts and had seven receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown on 30th October.
  • On 19th December 2017, he was named to his third straight Pro Bowl.
  • He finished the season with a career-high eight receiving touchdowns.
  • Subsequently, in the Wild Card Round against the Tennessee Titans, he finished with four receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown in the 22-21 defeat.
  • He entered the 2018 season with a new quarterback in Patrick Mahomes where he added 99 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 9 win over the Cleveland Browns, and went into the Week 12 bye with 10 receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown in an offensively-spectacular 54-51 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. 
  • He ended the regular season at 10th in the NFL in receptions with 103 and receiving yards with 1,336, and sixth in receiving touchdowns with 10. He was apparently named to the 2018 Pro Bowl and was named first-team All-Pro.
  • Travis had three receptions for 23 yards and a receiving touchdown in the 37-31 overtime loss in the AFC Championship against the New England Patriots. He was ranked 21st by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.
  • He caught seven passes for 92 yards and a touchdown in the 24-17 win against the Los Angeles Chargers on "Monday Night Football" in Mexico as well as he caught eight passes for 74 yards and a touchdown in the 26-3 win in the game against the Chicago Bears on "Sunday Night Football". He became the fastest tight end in NFL history to record 500 career receptions.
  • Later he finished the 2019 season with 97 receptions for 1,229 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns to go along with his one rushing touchdown. He became the first tight end in NFL history to record four consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards.
  • Travis signed a four-year, $57 million contract extension with the Chiefs through the 2025 season on 14th August 2020 and set the single-season yardage record for a tight end with 1,416, topping the 1,377 yards posted by George Kittle in 2018.
  • He recorded 13 catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-24 win to advance to Super Bowl LV in the AFC Championship against the Bills.
  • He was also ranked fifth by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2021.
  • As well, Travis becomes the fastest tight end in NFL history to record 8,000 career yards, surpassing Rob Gronkowski's record in 113 games in the Chief's second game of the season against the Baltimore Ravens.
  • He was later placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on 20th December 2021 and was activated on 25th December 2021.
  • He had five receptions for 108 yards and a receiving touchdown to go along with a two-yard touchdown pass to Byron Pringle in the 42-21 victory in the Wild Card Round against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • He also had 10 receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown in the 27-24 overtime loss in the AFC Championship against the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • In 2022, he ad four receiving touchdowns in the 30-29 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 5 and tied the franchise record for receiving touchdowns in a game.
  • He recorded his NFL record-breaking (among tight ends) 33rd 100-yard receiving game with 115 yards in the Chief's Week 11 game against the Los Angeles Chargers. 
  • Kelce also became the fifth tight end in NFL history to have 10,000 receiving yards in Week 14 against the Denver Broncos.
  • He subsequently officially recorded his seventh consecutive 1,000-yard season, extending his records (among tight ends) of consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and most overall 1,000 seasons.
  • He and the Chiefs would appear and win in Super Bowl LVII against the Philadelphia Eagles. He caught a TD pass in the game. 
  • Kelce's brother Jason Kelce played for the Eagles making it the first Super Bowl to feature two brothers on opposing teams. Travis and the Chiefs beat Jason and the Eagles 38-35 in the Super Bowl to give Travis his second Super Bowl ring.
  • Apart from American football, he was seen in the E! Entertainment Television dating show "Catching Kelce" in January 2016.

Awards and Achievements

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (LIV, LVII)
  • 4× First-team All-Pro (2016, 2018, 2020, 2022)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (2017, 2019, 2021)
  • 8× Pro Bowl (2015-2022)
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  • First-team All-Big East (2012)

NFL records

  • Seasons with 1,000+ receiving yards by a tight end (7) 
  • Consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons by a tight end (7) 
  • Receiving yards in a season by a tight end (1,416) 
  • Seasons with 100+ receptions by a tight end (3) 
  • Games with 100+ yards receiving by a tight end (35)

Travis Kelce Relationship: Girlfriend & Dating

Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Kayla Nicole (Split)
Sexual Orientation Straight

Travis Kelce is an unmarried man. He is currently in a romantic relationship with his beautiful girlfriend, Kayla Nicole who is a social media influencer. However, in May 2022, the couple got separated. At the time, Barstool Sports alleged that the reason for their split was that Kelce forced Nicole to pay for "half of everything" while they were dating. As they initially split over the summer but have since reunited. The pair's relationship is exceptional as of now and hopes it will remain as same in the future too. Concerning Kelce's sexual orientation, he is straight.

Travis previously dated Maya Benberry with whom he got split in January 2017. Besides, he began the Eighty-Seven & Running foundation to give mentoring, training, motivation, and opportunities to underprivileged youth in 2015. During the 2021 offseason, Travis said he pronounces his last name KEL-see because that is the way his father pronounces it, although the rest of the paternal side of his family pronounces it KELSS. His brother, Jason, later elaborated that their father "at some point ... got tired of correcting everyone calling him 'Kell-see.' ... And now I think we're both at the point where we're riding with Ed 'Kell-see.'

Travis Kelce Net Worth & Salary

Travis Kelce has established himself an identity already. He has a net worth of $20 million as of 2023. Kelce earns a base salary of $11,250,000, a roster bonus of $750,000, and a workout bonus of $250,000 while carrying a cap hit of $14,801,666 and a dead cap value of $7,655,000. He has also done endorsement work for several brands from where he gained a handsome amount of money.

Net Worth $20 Million
Salary $11,250,000
Source of Wealth American football Career

Travis's also superbly ambitious and continues to work even harder to reach his set objectives. With his calm and easy-going personality, he is expected to get more popular in the coming years, and we can expect him to climb the ladders of success. In addition, his major source of income is his American football career.

Travis Kelce Measurements: Height & Size

Travis Kelce stands at a tall height of 6 ft 5 in or 195.5 cm with a balanced body weight of 118 kg or 260 lbs. He has unarguably accomplished a decent height career-wise. He has good-looking dark brown hair and eyes color.

Height 1.96 m
Weight 118 Kg
Hair Color Dark brown
Eye Color Blue

Additionally, Kelce's body build type is athletic. His ethical background is probably one of the reasons for his bold and extremely attractive personality.