Travis Kelce

07/19/2018 – Kelce, Kayla Nicole – Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2018 – Arrivals – Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave – Santa Monica, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Sir Jones / 

Birth Name: Travis Michael Kelce

Place of Birth: Westlake, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 5, 1989

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Polish, Czech, Croatian

Travis Kelce is an American professional football player, and podcaster. He is a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL), for whom he has played his entire professional career; during which time the team has won three Super Bowls. He played college football for the Cincinnati Bearcats. Among the NFL records for a tight end he holds is most consecutive and most overall seasons with 1,000 yards receiving, and most receiving yards in a single season. He has appeared on realtiy series, and in ads. He is 6′5″.

Travis is the son of Donna, a bank executive, and Edward Kelce, a steel industry sales representative. His brother is professional football player Jason Kelce. The two co-host the podcast New Heights, covering football and more general topics.

His surname appears to originate with the English name Kelsey.

Travis’ maternal grandfather was Donald Roy Blalock (the son of Roy Percy Blalock and Helen Henrietta Sadlowsky). Donald was born in Ohio. Travis’ great-grandfather Roy was the son of William O. Blalock and Hattie Lyons. Helen was born in Ohio, the daughter of ethnic Polish parents, John Sadlowsky and Henrietta Olchefsky.

Travis’ maternal grandmother was Ina Marie Petranek (the daughter of Frank Petranek and Marie Stajduhar). Ina was born in Ohio, to parents who were also born there. Frank was the son of Czech parents, Frank Petranek and Mary Wachalec. Travis’ great-grandmother Marie was the daughter of Croatian parents, George Stajduhar and Mary Yurkovich/Jurkovich.

Source: Genealogy of Travis Kelce (focusing on his mother’s side) –

1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    Frank Petranek was born in Ohio, to Czech parents, Frank Petranek and Mary Wachalec. Marie Stajduhar’s was born in Ohio, to Croatian parents, George Stajduhar and Mary Yurkovich/Jurkovich.

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