Travis and Jason Kelce and their mom, Donna.
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Travis and Jason Kelce's Parents are the Ultimate Super Bowl Supporting Cast


Between the two of them, Travis Kelce and Jason Kelce have two Super Bowl rings, nine First-Team All-Pro selections and 14 trips to the Pro Bowl. By the time they retire, the two could very easily be on their way to the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. They're easily one of the best sibling duos in NFL history, alongside names including Peyton and Eli Manning and the Watt brothers (J.J., T.J. and Derek).

The Kelces will make history at Super Bowl LVII when the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles meet in Glendale, Arizona. They'll be the first brothers to face off in a Super Bowl. After finding out they'd be playing each other, Eagles center Jason said he had a Chiefs sweatshirt he'd have to stop wearing, while Chiefs tight end Travis stated the obvious:

"My mom can't lose."


Travis and Jason's parents, Donna and Ed Kelce, not only raised a pair of future Hall of Famers but also have been supporting them each step of the way.

Jason and Travis Kelce's Parents Donna and Ed

Travis Kelce and his mom, Donna.

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Donna Kelce and Ed Kelce aren't former pro athletes or anything like one might expect. Donna worked in banking before proudly retiring, while Ed is a sales representative in the steel industry. Jason, 35, and Travis, 33, were both raised in Ohio, where they attended Cleveland Heights High School. They also played on the University of Cincinnati Bearcats at the same time from 2008-10, though Travis can always say he was drafted higher.

Donna and Ed have had to be strategic supporting their sons at times. During last season's wild card games, Donna watched Jason and the Eagles in Tampa Bay for an afternoon game and flew to Kansas City to watch Travis and the Chiefs play the Pittsburgh Steelers.


But during this year's divisional round Jan. 21, Donna and Ed were forced to make a playoff game decision. The Chiefs were playing the Jacksonville Jaguars the same day the Eagles were playing the New York Giants. They settled on watching the Chiefs-Jaguars game and spending the following weekend watching the Eagles beat the San Francisco 49ers to advance to the "Kelce Bowl."

But Donna being the supportive momma, she is wore a custom jersey with both of her sons' numbers and showed it off on social media.


"I decided, 'Alright, I'm gonna go to the Chiefs-Jags game, because that's never happened before, and then go to the championship for Jason,'" Donna said, via Sports Illustrated. "I knew I was gonna go to one for each."

Maybe she had a feeling the Eagles were going to blow out the Giants, which they did easily. The family all then watched Travis, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs beat the Bengals in the AFC Championship Game.

Ed told News 5 Cleveland his plan is to root for the offense at all times during the Super Bowl, since Travis plays tight end and Jason is a center. He's bringing two jerseys to wear at different times of the game, one a double-sided Bearcats jersey with both numbers and another from their high school.

"One of my kids is going to get another ring, and one's going to go home broken hearted that he didn't beat his brother," he joked with News 5 Cleveland.


No matter which Kelce brother comes out victorious, the Kelce parents have already seen both sons win Super Bowls. They were in the stands when Jason's Eagles pulled out a win in Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots, and they celebrated when the Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV over the San Francisco 49ers a couple years later. This one will almost assuredly bring touchdowns and plenty of receiving yards for Travis and blocking guys into the dirt for Jason.

Regardless of what happens on Feb. 12, the Kelce family legacy will certainly grow stronger.

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