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Travis Kelce shouts out Iowa as ‘TEU’ during Super Bowl Opening Night

Travis Kelce is among the best tight ends of all time, and what he says carries some serious weight. He is dating Taylor Swift, playing in the Super Bowl with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, and shouting out the Iowa Hawkeyes at the same time.

At Super Bowl opening night, Kelce was meeting with the media when he was asked about other top tight ends in the league. His first instinct was to shout out two of Iowa’s own.

“I mean, I would say you can’t go wrong with a guy like George Kittle or Sam LaPorta. Those Iowa Hawkeyes, man, they’re producing tight ends left and right,” Kelce said when talking about top tight ends in the NFL.

Kelce is facing off against one of those mentioned tight ends, George Kittle, in Super Bowl LVIII as the Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers. Rookie Sam LaPorta of the Detroit Lions finds himself among some good company being mentioned by Kelce in the same breath as Kittle.

The trio dominated the tight end position this season. Kittle led all tight ends with 1,020 yards in the regular season. LaPorta was the only tight end to hit double-digit touchdowns, 10. Kelce stayed as consistent as they come being top-three in receptions, yards and touchdowns.

Super Bowl LVIII is set for Sunday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. CT on CBS. The game is in Las Vegas and one safe bet to make is that a tight end will have a big play or two in helping determine who hoists the Lombardi Trophy.

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