Travis Kelce’s college career got off to a bit of a slow start but by the end of his senior year, he was a dominant force and made it clear to the National Football League that he was well worth drafting.
Born on October 5, 1989, in Westlake, Ohio, Kelce initially played football as a quarterback but switched to the tight end position during his college career.
This transition allowed him to utilize his size and athleticism to become a reliable receiving target.
He had a breakout season in 2012, his senior year, where he recorded 45 receptions for 722 yards and 8 touchdowns, and this performance helped boost his draft stock for the NFL.
Kelce was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft, as the 63rd overall pick.
If you’re curious about Travis Kelce’s college career, including his stint as a quarterback and the time he got booted off the team for “having too much fun” off the field, here’s what you need to know.