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Travis Kelce

TE

#87

Experience: 11 years

Height: 6-5

Weight: 250 lbs

College: Cincinnati

2023 SEASON

  • REC
    93
  • YDS
    984
  • AVG
    10.58
  • TDS
    5
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Biography

  • 11th-year tight end enters his 11th season with the Chiefs in 2023.
  • Spent the majority of the 2013 season on the club's injured reserve list.
  • Originally entered the NFL as the first of two third-round picks (63rd overall) by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Career Highlights:

  • Kelce has caught a pass in 143 consecutive games, marking the longest streak in franchise history besting PFHOF TE Tony Gonzalez's 126 consecutive games. He is three consecutive games behind WR DeAndre Hopkins (145) to be the active streak holder outright.
  • Kelce owns 69 career receiving touchdowns, tying for second in team history. He needs eight more receiving touchdowns to best PFHOF TE Tony Gonzalez (76).
  • Between Kelce and QB Patrick Mahomes, the pair has 46 touchdown connections. Their 46 touchdown connections is tied with PFHOF QB Len Dawson and former WR Otis Taylor for most QB-pass catcher connections in Chiefs history.
  • Kelce holds the record for most receptions by any NFL tight end in their first 10 seasons with 814 catches.
  • Currently has 35 regular season games of 100 receiving yards or more, which is the most such games in team history and is the most 100-yard games by a tight end in league history. 
  • His 144 receptions of 20 or more yards is a franchise best for all pass catchers.
  • Kelce's nine consecutive seasons with 50+ receptions is tied for the top spot with WR Mike Evans for the most consecutive seasons among all active pass catchers in the league.
  • Kelce's three seasons of 100+ receptions is a franchise best for any pass catcher and a league best for all tight ends.
  • With 4,896 yards after catch, Kelce is ranked at the top of most yards after catch by any tight end in NFL history.
  • Became the fastest tight end in NFL history to reach the 800-reception plateau, doing so in 142 career games played. He is tied with PFHOF WR Torry Holt for seventh-fewest games to record 800 receptions by any NFL pass catcher.
  • After being the fastest tight end in NFL history to record 6,000, 7,000, 8,000 and 9,000 receiving yards, Kelce, once again, was the fastest to reach 10,000 receiving yards, and the fifth to ever do so. Kelce recorded 10,000 receiving yards in 140 games. Not only was he the fastest tight end to accomplish this feat, but he is tied with WR A.J. Green for the 16th-fewest games to record 10,000 receiving yards by any NFL pass catcher.
  • For the seventh-straight season in 2022, Kelce eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards, extending his previously established NFL record for tight ends and franchise pass catcher record of six such seasons. 
  • His 2022 season is one for the record books as he recorded the most receptions by any Chiefs tight end in a single-season with 110 catches.
  • In Week 3 against Indianapolis Colts (9/25/22), successfully completed his fifth-career two-point conversion setting a Chiefs record for the most two-point conversions in a career.
  • Week 15 against the Chargers (12/16/21), Kelce recorded a career-high 191 yards on 10 receptions with two receiving touchdowns, including a fourth-quarter seven-yard score and the game-winning 34-yard catch-and-run touchdown in overtime. 
  • Recorded 105 receptions in 2020, setting the franchise record for most receptions in a single-season by any pass catcher, at the time. He also became the first Chiefs player to record multiple seasons with 100 or more receptions (2018, 2020, 2022).
  • Finished the 2020 season with 1,416 receiving yards. Kelce and former WR Tyreek Hill (1,276) both recorded 1,000+ receiving yards and 10+ receiving touchdowns in 2020. It marked the second time in franchise history that the club had a pair of players accomplish this feat, with Hill and Kelce also doing so in 2018. It marks the 16th time in NFL history that a team had at least two players with 10+ receiving touchdowns and 1,000+ receiving yards in the same season. Kelce and Hill are just the third pair of teammates to accomplish the feat in multiple seasons with the same team, joining Cris Carter and Randy Moss (Minnesota, 1998 and 1999) and Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker (Denver, 2012 and 2013).
  • With 1,416 receiving yards in 2020, he set the NFL record for the most receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history, passing 49ers TE George Kittle's previous record of 1,377 yards set in 2018. He finished the 2020 season with 1,643 receiving yards in the regular and postseason, also the most by a tight end in NFL history.
  • Recorded his first-career rushing touchdown on a four-yard carry in Week 14 against New England (12/8/19).
  • During the 2018 season recorded 1,336 receiving yards the most by a tight end in a single-season in Chiefs history, at the time. He also briefly broke the NFL single-season receiving yards record before San Francisco TE George Kittle broke the record later that same day.

Postseason Career Highlights:

  • His 16 career receiving touchdowns, 133 receptions, 1,548 receiving yards and 1,550 scrimmage yards in the postseason are all the most in franchise history.
  • Kelce's 16 receiving touchdowns are a league best for tight ends and second-most amongst all NFL pass catchers in the postseason, behind PFHOF WR Jerry Rice (22).
  • His 133 receptions are a league best for tight ends and second-most amongst all NFL pass catchers in the postseason, behind PFHOF WR Jerry Rice (151).
  • Kelce's 1,548 receiving yards are a league best for tight ends and second-most amongst all NFL pass catchers in the postseason, behind PFHOF WR Jerry Rice (2,245).
  • His seven career 100-yard receiving games in the postseason are the most in franchise history.
  • Appeared in 18th career postseason game with the club versus the Philadelphia Eagles (2/12/23) establishing a new franchise record for most postseason games played with LS James Winchester. 
  • Has recorded at least three receptions in each of his 18 postseason appearances, marking the longest streak of consecutive games with at least three receptions in postseason play.
  • Caught game-winning pass from QB Patrick Mahomes in the AFC Divisional Round to beat the Buffalo Bills in overtime (1/23/22). 
  • Became the second tight end in NFL history to throw a touchdown pass in the postseason after throwing a two-yard pass to WR Byron Pringle in the AFC Wild Card game versus the Steelers (1/16/22). The only other tight end to throw a postseason touchdown pass is Trey Burton, who completed a one-yard touchdown pass to QB Nick Foles for the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII (2/4/18).
  • With 133 yards in Super Bowl LV recorded his third-consecutive postseason game with 100+ receiving yards. He became the first TE in NFL history to record three-consecutive 100-yard games in a single postseason. He joined former WR Larry Fitzgerald, who recorded four-consecutive 100-yard games in the 2008 postseason, as only the only two players in NFL history with at least three-consecutive 100-yard games in the same postseason.
  • Led the Chiefs with four receiving touchdowns in the 2019 postseason, including a one-yard score in Super Bowl LIV against San Francisco.
  • In the AFC Divisional Round against Houston (1/12/20), he scored three receiving touchdowns, the most receiving touchdowns scored in a postseason game in Chiefs history. All three scores came in the second quarter, making him the first player in the Super Bowl era to record three receiving touchdowns in a single quarter in a postseason game.

Honors:

  • Selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 seasons.
  • Named an AP All-Pro following the 2016 (first-team), 2017 (second-team), 2018 (first-team), 2019 (second-team), 2020 (first-team; unanimous), 2021 (second-team) and 2022 (first-team) seasons.
  • Received PFWA All-NFL Team honors in 2018 and 2020.
  • Received PFWA All-AFC Team honors in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • Received TSN All-NFL Team honors in 2016, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
  • Was voted by teammates as an offensive team captain prior to the club's 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 playoff games.
  • 2022 Week 11 AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
  • 2021 Week 15 AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
  • 2020 Chiefs Derrick Thomas Most Valuable Player.
  • 2010's Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Decade Team.
  • 2017 PFWA All-Pro (first-team).
  • 2016 Sporting News All-Pro.
  • 2014 Ed Block Courage Award.

Transactions:

  • Re-signed with Kansas City (8/14/20) ... Re-signed with Kansas City (1/29/16) ... Originally entered the NFL as the first of two third-round picks (63rd overall) by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2013 NFL Draft.

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WK OPP RESULT REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LOST
1 Lions L 20 - 21
2 @Jaguars W 17 - 9 4 26 6.5 9 1
3 Bears W 41 - 10 7 69 9.9 24 1
4 @Jets W 23 - 20 6 60 10 16 0
5 @Vikings W 27 - 20 10 67 6.7 14 1
6 Broncos W 19 - 8 9 124 13.8 40 0
7 Chargers W 31 - 17 12 179 14.9 53 1
8 @Broncos L 9 - 24 6 58 9.7 19 0
9 Dolphins W 21 - 14 3 14 4.7 7 0
11 Eagles L 17 - 21 7 44 6.3 13 1 1 1
12 @Raiders W 31 - 17 6 91 15.2 27 0
13 @Packers L 19 - 27 4 81 20.2 27 0
14 Bills L 17 - 20 6 83 13.8 23 0
15 @Patriots W 27 - 17 5 28 5.6 11 0
16 Raiders L 14 - 20 5 44 8.8 24 0
17 Bengals W 25 - 17 3 16 5.3 10 0
18 @Chargers W 13 - 12

Career Stats

WRTE Career

SEASON TEAM G GS REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LOST
2013 Kansas City Chiefs 1 0
2014 Kansas City Chiefs 16 11 67 862 12.9 34 5 4 3
2015 Kansas City Chiefs 16 16 72 875 12.2 42 5 2 2
2016 Kansas City Chiefs 16 15 85 1125 13.2 80 4 1 -5 -5 -5 0
2017 Kansas City Chiefs 15 15 83 1038 12.5 44 8 2 7 3.5 4 0
2018 Kansas City Chiefs 16 16 103 1336 13 43 10 2 1
2019 Kansas City Chiefs 16 16 97 1229 12.7 47 5 1 4 4 4 1 1 1
2020 Kansas City Chiefs 15 15 105 1416 13.5 45 11 1 1
2021 Kansas City Chiefs 16 16 92 1125 12.2 69 9 2 3 1.5 4 1 1 1
2022 Kansas City Chiefs 17 17 110 1338 12.2 52 12 2 5 2.5 4 0 1 1
2023 Kansas City Chiefs 15 15 93 984 10.6 53 5 1 1
TOTAL 159 152 907 11328 11.4 80 74 8 14 1.8 4 2 13 11
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