- Travis Kelce’s mom gave him a heartwarming surprise by turning up to a press conference on Sunday.
- Donna Kelce had a busy day Sunday, watching both her sons play NFL playoffs, over 1,000 miles apart.
- Kelce caught five passes for 108 yards, and threw his first NFL touchdown as the Chiefs beat the Steelers.
Travis Kelce was given a heartwarming surprise by his mom on Sunday after the Kansas City Chiefs swept aside the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card playoffs.
Kelce, a tight end, had five receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown as the Chiefs beat the Steelers 42-21, but his biggest moment came when he threw his first ever touchdown pass in the NFL, connecting with Byron Pringle in the fourth quarter.
Speaking remotely with the press after the victory at the Arrowhead Stadium, Kelce’s mom, Donna, dialed in to ask him about the pass.
“It’s your mom!” she said, which prompted Kelce to smile and laugh before saying: “What’s up ma? I’m glad you made it!”
Donna then asked her question: “This was an elation to see you get a touchdown in a playoff game. I mean, oh my gosh, how good did that feel? How good did that feel after all these years?”
Travis, 32, responded by saying: “To finally throw a touchdown like I used to tell my mom, when I was like five years old, that I was going to eventually throw a touchdown in the National Football League, I finally got it done.
“It only took me nine years. That’s a good question though, Mom.”
“That’s awesome,” she said. “It’s so fun and that’s what makes sports so great, because you can be depressed in the morning and elated in the evening.”
Watch the cute exchange here:
—SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 17, 2022
Donna put in some serious miles to make sure she was able to watch her youngest son play on Sunday.
She started the day by watching her eldest son and Travis’ brother Jason Kelce in action for the Philadelphia Eagles against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Florida.
After watching Jason and his teammates lose 31-15, she then flew over 1,000 miles to Missouri to see Travis and the Chiefs beat the Steelers.
Her journey was tracked on Twitter by the NFL, which posted regular updates of her whereabouts throughout the day.
At one point, she had to hop on a rickshaw outside Raymond James Stadium to make it to the airport, while her flight to Missouri was then delayed by 30 minutes, making it touch and go as to whether she would make it in time to see Travis in action.
Fortunately, however, she made it to the Arrowhead Stadium just in time to see Travis’ touchdown pass.
“She made it! Two games. One day. One amazing mom,” the NFL posted.
—NFL (@NFL) January 16, 2022
The Chiefs next take on the Buffalo Bills on January 23 in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.