By Chloe Eghobamien

If you weren’t too busy doing homework during the Superbowl, you may have been able to watch it. You may have also noticed that there were brothers playing against each other. Jason and Travis Kelce made history, as they became the first brothers to play against each other in the superbowl. In addition to that, they’re from Cleveland Heights, Ohio! The brothers are two years apart (Jason is 35, Travis is 32), and they went to Cleveland Heights High School. Jason played football all throughout high school, while Travis played Soccer, Basketball, and Football. 

The two brothers were always competitive, but they were very close. Even though Travis had multiple offers to play football in college, he ended up going to the University of Cincinnati to follow in his brother’s footsteps. In 2011, Jason was drafted to the Philadelphia Eagles, and has been the starting center on that team for 12 seasons. In 2013, Travis was drafted to the Kansas City Chiefs. In fact, the coach that picked him to be on the team was his brother’s former coach from the Eagles. Travis has spent 10 seasons with the Eagles and holds the NFL record for the most consecutive seasons (7). Travis wears number 87 because it is a tribute to his brother’s birth year (1987). 

After both brothers had years of success on their teams, they finally played against each other in the 2023 Super Bowl. When their mother was asked who she would be rooting for in the Superbowl, she said that she would root for whoever has the ball at that moment. She showed up to the game in a jacket that was split, one side with an Eagles Jersey and the other with a Chiefs jersey.