Travis Kelce and his Vehicle Collection
When he isn’t busy on the field or having his private life blasted on tabloids, Kansas City Chiefs tight end, Travis Kelce, can be found cruising one of many vehicles in his private collection.
Unlike most celebrity types, whose only qualifier for vehicle ownership is a high price tag, Travis Kelce is a gearhead through and through. While his taste is broad, ranging from classic muscle to modern luxury, each addition to his astounding million-plus dollar collection shares a sense of style and esteem only a certified gearhead would understand.
In this feature, we’re covering Travis Kelce and his vehicle collection, including his foray into the NFL, prized rides, kooky vehicular tales, and his relationship with your favorite retailer, RealTruck!
About Travis Kelce
So, who is Travis Kelce? If you’ve lived under a rock the past few months or aren’t a football fan, you may not be familiar with Travis. In this section, we’re clearing things up for you! Read on for an overview of the 11-year NFL veteran, philanthropist, and gearhead.
The Early Years
Travis Kelsey was born October 5, 1989, in the small town of Westlake, OH, to parents Ed and Donna, a steel salesman and bank executive, respectively. In high school, Travis was a three-sport athlete, engaging in football, baseball, and basketball; however, he excelled under the Friday night lights.
As a quarterback through high school, Kelce was a three-letter varsity winner, totaling 2,539 offensive yards his senior year. His senior year stats landed him multiple football scholarships, eventually settling on the University of Cincinnati to join his older brother and current NFL Centre, Jason Kelce.
The College Years
After redshirting through the 2008 season, Travis Kelce played in eleven college games in 2009, serving as the Bearcats' quarterback and tight end. He earned two touchdowns, one reception, and eight rushes; however, he faced a one-year suspension the following year after violating team rules.
In 2011, Kelce came back with a vengeance as a tight end, landing thirteen catches and two touchdowns, though these numbers were nothing compared to his senior year stats! Come 2012, Travis Kelce managed an impressive forty-five receptions, seven-hundred and twenty-two receiving yards, and eight receiving touchdowns, earning him the College Football Performance Awards Tight End of the Year for 2012.
Out of college, Kelce was drafted into the NFL as the 63rd draft pick, landing him a position with Andy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs. Reid, who’d recently become head coach for the Chiefs, had familiarity with Kelce after coaching his brother, Jason, on the Philadelphia Eagles.
Since his 2013 draft, Travis Kelce has played through 11 seasons with the Chiefs, assisting in the team's crowning as:
2x Super Bowl champions (LIV, LVII)
4x First-team All-Pro
3x Second-team All-Pro
8x Pro Bowl
NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
Such successes with Kansas City have earned him the title of one of the top tight ends in NFL history!
Travis Kelce Evergreen Stats
Travis Kelce NFL Career Stats
Total Receiving Yards
Kansas City Chiefs
Throughout his early years, Travis wasn’t much of a gearhead. With football on the brain, he devoted most of his efforts to the field; however, once the NFL checks began rolling in, he filled his garage with a sizable collection of dream rides. Let’s check out some of the standout vehicles he’s owned or currently owns.
2014 GMC Terrain Denali
Oddly enough, Travis likes to keep his car collection for cruises, date nights, and post-game celebrations. From day to day, the Chiefs tight end pilots a modest 2014 GMC Terrain Denali around the Cincinnati streets, handling basic errands and daily driving tasks.
2013 Ford F-150
After totaling his college car and cruising in a cheap, unreliable 'hooptie', Travis’ older brother, Jason, donated his brand-new F-150 to bless his still-in-school brother with reliable transportation. Unknowingly to Travis, Jason had left the pickup’s spare key in the glove compartment. After a night at a Cleveland gentlemen's club, a mere 10 hours after being given the truck, Kelce walked out to the parking lot to find no signs of the F-150.
The F-150 was soon thereafter recovered with minimal damages, and Travis drove the pickup into the ground during the remainder of his college years.
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish
Kelce, Travis Kelce; at least, we hope that’s the line he uses when he hops out of his pristine 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish. The Vanquish was one of the first additions to Kelce’s current lineup, purchased for $300,000 in 2014 and used exclusively for special events and celebrity appearances.
Land Rover Range Rover
The Land Rover Range Rover is a staple in luxury SUVs. Every celebrity or professional athlete seems to have at least one in their stable, handling nights on the town. The powerful, spacious SUV sports plenty of room for the nearly 6’5” Kelce.
Mercedes AMG G-63
Another staple of Kelce’s car collection is his Mercedes AMG G-63, colloquially known as a ‘G-Wagon.’ While seemingly a brick on wheels, the G-63 platform has proven itself to be a capable off-roader. Plus, the 577-horsepower, bi-turbo 4.0L V8 power plant makes cruising even the most crowded city streets a blast.
Rolls Royce Ghost
When you think of luxury auto manufacturers, undoubtedly, one of the first brands that comes to mind is Rolls Royce. The hand-manufactured, made-to-order chassis exudes luxury, and Kelce’s gleaming, black Rolls Royce Ghost is no exception!
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
While the previous entries into Travis Kelce’s collection err on the side of luxury, his 1970 Chevelle SS convertible stands out in the garage. The big-body Chevy, known in tabloids as the “Getaway Car’, features a custom candy red paint job, staggered multi-piece wheels, black interior, and top, and, hopefully, a number’s matching 396 ci big block under the hood…we can dream at least!
RealTruck Partnership and Charitable Contributions
Travis Kelce doesn't merely sit on the sidelines, neither on or off the field! When he isn’t busy during the NFL season, he donates his time and resources to several organizations, including his charity, 87 & Running.
87 & Running
As a child, Travis Kelce faced adversity in the classroom. His difficulties concentrating and focusing on schoolwork were only overcome by thoughtful parents and educators, though not every child is so lucky.
Thus, the mission of 87 & Running, Kelce’s organization, is to aid in the success of disadvantaged youth. The charity provides resources for athletic programs, fundraising, mentoring, and outreach initiatives, closing the opportunity gaps between children of all backgrounds and socioeconomic groups. For more information on the organization's mission, check out the official 87 & Running site.
RealTruck proudly supports 87 & Running’s mission. As parents and community members ourselves, we couldn't think of a better allocation of funding than Travis Kelce’s foundation. Earlier this year, we donated $50,000 to the foundation, supporting the success of our youth.
The Trucket List: Travis Kelce
As an additional partnership with Kelce and his foundation, RealTruck worked alongside Travis Kelce for the third installment of the Trucket List: a program dedicated to giving back to those who’ve donated their lives to their communities.
For this build, RealTruck pieced together an exceptional GMC Sierra 1500 to give to a local community hero in return for a lifetime career as a first responder and dedication to the local youth as a boxing coach. The Sierra was outfitted with a lift kit, wheels and tires, fender flares, custom bumpers, and numerous other bed accessories to transform it into the ultimate tailgating truck!
Craig Cummings, the recipient of the pickup, was front and center at the Kelce Car Jam event, where he hand-delivered the $50,000 donation from RealTruck to Kelce’s 87 & Running foundation. For more information on the build and giveaway process, check out this episode of the Trucket List!
VIDEO: Travis Kelce Car Jam
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