Brothers Jason and Travis Kelce will make Super Bowl history this Sunday as the first brothers to compete against each other at the Super Bowl. Donna Kelce, their mother, says since each son has already won a Super Bowl championship before—Sunday’s game is going to be “pure joy,” “pure fun,” and “the best day ever.”
Jason, #62, plays center for the Philadelphia Eagles and is the older brother by two years. Travis, #87, is 33 years old and plays as a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs. The brothers are the only children of Donna and Ed Kelce.
Jason and Travis grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and even played football together in college at the University of Cincinnati. They shared the goal of “going pro” as kids and got to see their dreams come true when they were both drafted to play professional football right out of college.
— Donna Kelce (@dkelce1) February 9, 2023
Jason was drafted in 2011 and has been with the Eagles for the entirety of his 12-year NFL career. Travis has been playing with the Chiefs since he was drafted in 2013.
Donna Kelce has received a lot of media attention as she is the first mom to have two sons play against each other in the Super Bowl.
When asked who she will be rooting for in an interview on the TODAY show she said, “I’ll be rooting for the offense.” Both of Donna’s sons play on the offense.
She jokingly added, “Jason would say I’m going to root for the baby of the family, which is Travis. And I keep telling him, ‘No, you’ve given me grandchildren.’ So, we’ll leave it at that. It’s always about the grands.”
Later in an interview with her sons for their podcast, New Heights, Jason pressed her asking who she was really rooting for and she admitted she couldn’t choose.
Screenshot: New Heights YouTube Podcast
She said, “I am going to be screaming the entire time, whoever has the ball. I want it to be the highest scoring Super Bowl ever, in the history of Super Bowls. I’m going to have both jerseys on and I’m rooting for both teams.”
Made it to KC @heartinPhillyat8:15 pic.twitter.com/zFY4ub4GCt
— Donna Kelce (@dkelce1) January 21, 2023
Donna is not taking her duties as first mom to have two sons competing in the Super Bowl lightly either, she showed up to opening night for Super Bowl LVII with plastic containers of homemade cookies for Jason and Travis.
When asked on the TODAY show how she will console the son who loses the Super Bowl she said, “Give him a hug. Tell him that I love him. That’s it. That’s all I can do.”
Sunday’s game could hold even more excitement for Jason Kelce as his wife, Kylie, is 38 weeks pregnant and due at the end of the month with a baby girl. The couple already have two daughters.
Kylie will be at the game this weekend and she’s bringing two of her doctors with her just in case their preborn baby girl decides to arrive early.
Photo: Kylie Kelce/Instagram
Come what may Super Bowl Sunday, the Kelce family has much to be proud of and grateful for— the professional success of both brothers, the excitement and anticipation of a new baby, and the love and support of family.
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