Some people have it all, and Travis Kelce is one of those people.
Kelce, the tight end of the Kansas City Chiefs and a Cleveland Heights native, will be playing in his fourth Super Bowl this Sunday in Las Vegas. He’s also in a relationship with the world’s most popular musical artist, Taylor Swift, who just announced her latest album, The Tortured Poets Deptartment, out in April.
Now, the future Hall of Fame tight end is going to be featured in a comic book.
TidalWave Comics announced this week that Kelce will be in an upcoming installment of its “FAME” comic book series. The series is one that highlights influential personalities, and there’s no arguing Kelce fits that mold.
"Travis Kelce is a fascinating individual,” said writer Michael Frizell in a press release. “From a college student finding his path to becoming an NFL star, a philanthropist, and half of a celebrity couple, we had a wealth of material to explore in just 22 pages!"
This is the latest installment of exploding popularity for Kelce and his family. There is, obviously, the connection with Swift that has helped to make him immensely popular. But his play on the field, endorsements off the field and the podcast that he does with his brother and Philadelphia Eagles center, Jason Kelce, all contribute to it as well.
The podcast that the brothers share, “New Heights With Jason and Travis Kelce” has become one of the most popular podcasts around. It is currently the No. 1 show on the Apple Podcast chart for sports and No. 4 among all podcasts.
While Travis is playing in this weekend’s Super Bowl, Jason’s playing days may be over. Philadelphia lost in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, and speculation about his retirement has been rampant since.
The Cleveland Heights natives will also be honored March 5 when the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Boston Celtics, as the team will hand out bobbleheads with both brothers featured.
All of this has combined to help crown the Kelce family as the most popular family of athletes in 2023, something that doesn’t look to be slowing down in 2024.
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