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By the Numbers: Travis Kelce

Posted Jun 8, 2017

The career of the Chiefs' tight end examined through numbers

Travis Kelce currently ranks third on the Chiefs’ career yards receiving list among tight ends with 2,862. Only two players—Fred Arbanas (3,101) and Tony Gonzalez (10,940) rank ahead of Kelce.


Kelce’s 224 career receptions are second most among tight ends in franchise history. Kelce only trails Gonzalez, who finished his 12-year Kansas City career with 916 receptions.


Kelce became the 11th player in franchise history to record at least three seasons of 50 or more pass receptions in their career. He posted 67 receptions in 2014, 72 receptions in 2015 and 85 receptions in 2016.

He’s just the second tight end in franchise history to record at least three such seasons in his career, joining Gonzalez who registered 11 seasons of 50 or more receptions as a member of the Chiefs.


Through five seasons, Kelce has averaged 58.4 yards receiving per game, the highest for a tight end in franchise history and the fourth most among all Chiefs players (including wide receivers).


Kelce won offensive MVP honors at the 2017 Pro Bowl, appearing in the game for the second time in his career.

Kelce had three receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown in the showcase game.

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