Travis Michael Kelce is an American football tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He has the NFL record for most consecutive seasons with 1,000 yards receiving by a tight end (6), as well as the single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end (1,416).
Kelce was born on 5 October, 1989 in Westlake , Ohio. He is the son of Ed and Donna. He has one younger brother Jason Kelce who is a center for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a three-sport athlete at Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where he played football, basketball, and baseball.
Kelce choose the University of Cincinnati over Akron, Eastern Michigan, and Miami for a scholarship offer (OH). He joined his brother, Jason Kelce, who was the Bearcats’ starting left guard. He participated in 11 games after redshirting in 2008, playing tight end and quarterback out of the Wildcat formation. In 2009, he had eight rushes for 47 yards and two touchdowns, as well as one three-yard reception. He did not participate the next season due to a team rule infraction, which was later revealed to be failing a drug test by testing positive for marijuana. Kelce returned to the squad to begin the 2011 season after serving a one-year ban. He appeared in 13 games as a tight end this season, catching 13 passes for 150 yards and two scores. He achieved personal career highs in receptions , receiving yards (722), yards per reception (16.0), and receiving touchdowns (8) in his last collegiate season, while also earning first-team all-conference honours. Kelce was selected Tight End of the Year at the College Football Performance Awards in March 2013.
Kelce was placed on injured reserve after undergoing knee surgery. In the team’s Week 2 game against the Dallas Cowboys, he only played one snap on special teams.
Kelce scored his first NFL touchdown on a 20-yard reception from quarterback Alex Smith in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins.  He was fined $11,025 on November 30 for “unsportsmanlike conduct” in a 29–16 loss to the Denver Broncos. Kelce made an improper hand gesture at Broncos linebacker Von Miller, simulating a jerking motion. Andy Reid, the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, later labelled this “immature.”
The Chiefs went 11–5 during the regular season and made the playoffs. Kelce recorded eight receptions for 128 yards in his first NFL playoff game, a 30–0 win over the Texans in the Wild Card Round. Kelce has six receptions for 23 yards in the Chiefs’ 27–20 loss to the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round.
Kelce signed a five-year, $46 million contract deal on January 29, 2016. On the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016, he was ranked 91st by his teammates. Kelce has seven receptions for 101 yards and a score against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8. He was dismissed from the next game against the Jacksonville Jaguars after collecting two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties after arguing with two referees about a pass interference penalty that had not been called. He recorded eight receptions for 140 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13. Kelce then set a new career high with 101 receiving yards against the Oakland Raiders, his fourth consecutive 100-yard game. He is the only NFL tight end to have done so, joining Jimmy Graham and former Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez. On December 20, 2016, he was named as a starter in his second career Pro Bowl. He was also chosen to the All-Pro First Team.
Kelce was named to his third straight Pro Bowl on December 19, 2017. Kelce has a career-high eight receiving touchdowns this season.
Kelce profited from the ascension of rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who had an MVP season in 2018. He had 100 receiving yards in two of the following three games, against the San Francisco 49ers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Kelce set career highs with 12 receptions and 168 yards in Week 13’s win over the Oakland Raiders, including two short scores in the first half.
Kelce had his best game of the season in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders, catching seven catches for 107 yards and a touchdown as the Chiefs triumphed 28–10. Kelce had 97 receptions for 1,229 yards and five receiving touchdowns in 2019, in addition to his one rushing touchdown. Kelce became the first tight end in NFL history to have at least 1,000 receiving yards in four straight seasons.
Kelce signed a four-year, $57 million contract deal with the Chiefs through the 2025 season on August 14, 2020.
Kelce has eight catches for 109 yards and a score in a 22–17 win over the Cleveland Browns in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
Kelce has 13 catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns in the AFC Championship Game against the Bills, advancing to Super Bowl LV with a 38–24 victory.
He became the fastest tight end in NFL history to collect 8,000 career yards in the Chiefs’ second game of the season against the Baltimore Ravens, beating Rob Gronkowski’s mark of 113 games.
He was ruled out of the Chiefs’ Week 16 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers due to NFL COVID-19 regulations, since he tested positive for the virus and did not test negative before the game. He hadn’t missed a game since his freshman season due to injury or illness. Kelce became the fastest tight end in NFL history to surpass 9,000 career yards in just 127 games in the regular season finale against the Denver Broncos.
According to records, Kelce has been dating Kayla Nicole. Before that he had dating Maya Benberry but they ended their relation in December 2016.
Kelce is 33 years young guy. He has handsome peronality with beautiful physique. His height is 6 ft 5 inches and weight around 250 kg. His eyes are of grey color and blonde hair.
Travis Kelce’s estimated net worth is around $12 million as of year 2022.