Kelce Brothers: From College Underdogs to NFL Stars and Off-Field Icons

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The Kelce brothers have become NFL sensations, particularly after their showdown in Super Bowl 57. Their “New Heights” podcast is now a popular internet show, and Travis Kelce’s relationship with Taylor Swift is a global talking point.

Their rise to fame is remarkable considering their modest beginnings in college football. Both Jason and Travis attended the University of Cincinnati, with Jason walking on in 2006 and Travis as a two-star recruit in 2008.

Travis Kelce’s college career had a slow start, with limited playing time in his first two years and a suspension in 2010. However, he made a comeback in 2012, showcasing his talent with impressive stats.

Jason Kelce, initially a walk-on linebacker, transitioned to the offensive line, earning recognition as a top offensive lineman in the Big East. His college success paved the way for his NFL draft selection in 2011.

In the 2013 NFL Draft, Travis was chosen by the Chiefs in the third round, surpassing expectations and becoming a key player for the team. Meanwhile, Jason, despite concerns about his weight and reputation, was selected by the Eagles in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.