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Cleveland Heights Native Travis Kelce Drafted By Kansas City Chiefs

The University of Cincinnati was selected 63rd overall

Cleveland Heights native was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs as the first pick in the third round and the 63rd pick overall of the NFL draft.

Kelce played was a 3-year letterwinner as a quarterback at Cleveland Heights High School and even lined up some as QB in the Wildcat formation as a freshman at University of Cincinnati.

However, he found his calling after he transitioned to being a tight end.

He set a school record for receiving yards for a tight end last year, according to the University of Cincinnati web site.

He was selected to the All-Big East first team after catching 45 passes for 722 yards and eight touchdowns.

NFL.com lists Kelce at 6'5'' and 255 pounds. The site compares him to Rob Gronkowski for his size, strength and hands.

Kelce received a call from the new Chiefs Coach Andy Reid shortly before he was drafted.

"My heart started jumping when my cellphone started ringing," Kelce told cleveland.com. "I answered it and it was coach Andy Reid. It was a dream come true to get the call, but it quickly became reality because this is all a business and now I have a responsibility to fill. And I can't wait."

Kelce's older brother, Jason Kelce, also played for Reid.

Kelce plays center for the Philadelphia Eagles and was drafted by them in 2011.

Visit Arrowhead Pride for more on Kelce and what his selection could mean for the Chiefs.

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