Featured Player of the Week
This week we saw LG Isaac Seumalo carted to the locker room with what would later be disclosed as a season ending foot injury. Devastating an offensive line that was already without Brandon Brooks and Jordan Mailata .
Injuries to offensive lineman is something all too familiar to Eagles fans. There is however, one offensive lineman who has played all 16 regular season games dating back to 2015. He is the glue of this offensive line, if not the entire team. Perhaps made most famous for his epic Super Bowl victory speech. That man at Center is Jason Kelce .
Kelce grew up in Cleveland Heights, OH until he attended nearby University of Cincinnati. He was a walk on to the football team as, believe it or not, a running back. After redshirting in his first year, Kelce switched to fullback and eventually offensive line, seeing action at center and guard in 9 games for the 2007 Bearcats. Playing most of his college career at left guard, he was moved to center in his senior year.
Kelce was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 6th round of the 2011 NFL draft. He would start immediately and eventually become the first rookie in Eagles history to start all 16 games at center.
His huge heart and athleticism more than makes up for what was considered his small size at the position. He has become recognized as one of the league’s best Centers, earning 4 Pro Bowl honors and 1 Super Bowl Championship.
He would also cement himself as one of Philadelphia’s most loved Eagles due to his leadership, gameplay, and fun personality.
Jason is one half of the many brother duos in the NFL. His younger brother Travis Kelce is well known as the TE for the Kansas City Chiefs, and one of the greatest tight ends of all time.
The brothers will be reunited this Sunday when the Eagles take on the Chiefs at Lincoln Financial Field