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Jason Kelce      

Former All-Pro Offensive Lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles; Super Bowl LII Champion; Co-Host of the "New Heights" Podcast with Travis Kelce & Co-Host of "Monday Night Countdown"

Jason Kelce is a former football center who played his entire 13-year career for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and is the older brother of Travis Kelce, a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL. Kelce announced his retirement on March 4, 2024, closing the book on a career worthy of Hall of Fame consideration.

A sixth-round draft selection in 2011, Kelce started his career as a walk-on running back, then switched to fullback and finally to offensive line. He ran the fastest 40-yard dash time of all offensive linemen at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine (4.89 seconds). Over the course of his career, he played a key role in the Philadelphia Eagles' victory in Super Bowl LII and started his 100th straight game with the Eagles in 2020. He was selected to seven Pro Bowls and named first-team All-Pro for the sixth time in 2023, demonstrating his high level of play. He even broke the Eagles record for most consecutive starts in 2023.

In addition to his impressive accomplishments on the field, Kelce also made several media appearances. Notably, he appeared on the TV show "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" to celebrate the Eagles' Super Bowl victory and was involved in a skit on "Saturday Night Live" with his brother Travis. He was featured in a documentary titled "Kelce" released on Amazon Prime Video. Alongside his brother, he hosts a weekly podcast called "New Heights," where they share insights about their games, unique perspectives on trending NFL news, and entertaining stories from their combined 21 years in the league. Kelce has also made appearances on Amazon's "Thursday Night Football" and participated in WrestleMania XL. His post-NFL broadcasting career will start with ESPN's "Monday Night Countdown."

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This Eagles trainer couldn’t make Jason Kelce’s last game because of cancer. He still got to tape his ankles one last time
Jason Kelce’s recent retirement announcement led to an outpouring of emotion from all corners of the NFL, most of all from the former Philadelphia Eagles center himself. Kelce called time on his likely Hall of Fame career in a tearful press conference on Monday after 13 seasons in the league, all of them with Philadelphia. Longtime Eagles trainer Joe O’Pella was able to play a part in the retirement announcement, just like the two of them had done during Kelce’s long run in Philly.
Eagles' Jason Kelce announces retirement after 13 seasons
PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles star center Jason Kelce, one of the key leaders for a team that has made six postseason appearances and two Super Bowl trips over the past seven seasons, announced his retirement in a tear-filled speech Monday.

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