A Mother’s Day salute to Chiefs TE Travis Kelce’s mom Donna Kelce
The Hall of Fame-worthy career of Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has already pushed him to popularity levels well outside the NFL gridiron. The NFL All-Pro has increased his fans worldwide due to his fun personality and entertainment ventures, but we’ve learned over time that his mother, Donna, is perhaps his biggest fan. She has certainly played a significant role in that growth.
As Kelce’s career blossoms in and outside the NFL, his mother, Donna, has been by his side. In honor of Mother’s Day, we look back at some of Donna Kelce’s special moments supporting her All-Pro son.
Donna crashes Travis' post game press conference
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In January 2022, following the Chiefs’ wild card victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Donna crashed the Chiefs’ media availability with her son, creating a wholesome moment for the season.
.@tkelce had a surprise guest on his post-game presser 🥰 pic.twitter.com/FocSQLyKTx
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 17, 2022
“This was an elation to see you get a touchdown (pass) in a playoff game,” Donna said. “I mean, oh my gosh, how good did that feel after all these years.”
“To finally throw a touchdown? Like I used to tell my Mom when I was five years old, I was eventually going to throw a touchdown in the National Football League,” Travis said. “I finally got it done. It only took me nine years. That’s a good question, Mom. I’m glad I could put a smile on your face.”
Travis talks about seeing mother on-field after Super Bowl LVII
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During an emotional segment on the “New Heights Show” podcast, Travis Kelce talked about the experience of seeing their mother on the field after the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory in Super Bowl LVII.
"You're crying after the game, and they're not tears of sadness, they're tears of joy"@JasonKelce and @tkelce shared why #SBLVII was more than just a game
New Episode premieres NOW: https://t.co/spHAY6SgiA pic.twitter.com/xtjjQV4Wk2
— New Heights (@newheightshow) February 15, 2023
“She was the heavyweight champ, man,” Travis added. “She was on top of it, and she shined the whole time, man. That was the coolest part. Mom, you absolutely killed it, Dad, you’ve been killing it.”
Donna starts rumor of leaked Chiefs vs. Eagles game
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We know this wasn’t accurate information, but the momentary buzz it stirred on social media flexed Donna’s influence in the game. In the comment section of a Facebook post, someone suggested that the Super Bowl LVII rematch between the Chiefs and Eagles could take place in Week 1. Donna responded by saying the Chiefs would play the Eagles at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 2
Lookout @AdamSchefter https://t.co/haZUHPHhyP
— Jason Kelce (@JasonKelce) May 9, 2023
The Chiefs, in reality, are playing the Eagles at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 11, and the social media confusion was used as part of the team’s schedule reveal video.
Donna gives homemade cookies to her sons at Super Bowl LVII media night
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The unique moment during Super Bowl LVII media night was Donna arriving on stage to present her sons with a batch of homemade cookies. A warm gesture before the brothers do battle on football’s biggest stage expresses family over everything.
Donna Kelce really brought her sons Jason and Travis cookies to Super Bowl Opening Night pic.twitter.com/UOMWfqLl7B
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) February 7, 2023