Eagles center Jason Kelce's younger brother, Travis, is a Pro Bowl tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, with an unusually ambitious off-the-field undertaking.
He's dating a woman from each of the 50 states, something that might be feasible only in the wonderful world of reality TV. "Catching Kelce" debuted with a preview special Sunday night on E! Entertainment. A press release described the special as "introducing some of the 50 lucky girls competing for the heart of Travis," as he "searches for his dream 'teammate.' "
"Not one bit," Jason Kelce said Monday when asked if he'd been surprised when his brother told him about this development. "He told me during the season last year that he was thinking about doing it, and asked me if I would be a part of it. I said, 'Sure, man, I'll hook ya up.' He had to get permission from the team and from Andy (Reid, the Chiefs' coach) first. Once they gave him the 'go,' he ironed it out with the network."
Jason has a role? Does he date the women from U.S. Protectorates and Territories – Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa?
"I'm in the show as his brotherly advice," Kelce said. "I'm in a few of the shows – I don't think I have a major role. I think it was all filmed in May. I basically would just sit down with him and talk about which girls I liked, which girls I thought were 'bad.' That was about it."
So, Jason, you ain't sayin' she a gold digger, but …
"Yeah. Any girl I thought was either not right for him, or wrong intentions, yeah."