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Jason Kelce’s Retirement

36-year-old Jason Kelce has officially retired from playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. After playing for 13 years, Kelce said a few words to the team after the game and word got out that he was officially retiring. There were too many emotions in the moment though, as it was a tough 32-9 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so Kelce did not make an official announcement yet, but I believe everyone knows the center is done. 

Kelce joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011 and has been playing with them ever since. In most of his years, he started in all 16 games of the individual seasons. Over the years he has received many awards including 6 First-Team All-Pro awards, 7 Pro Bowl games, and 1 Super Bowl Win. 

As for personal life, Kelce and his wife Kylie McDevitt have three adorable girls – Wyatt, Elliotte, and Bennett. You can see all of them on the Kelce documentary, social media, and on the Kelce brother’s podcast New Heights. 

The Kelce family with Jason, Kylie, Wyatt, Elliott, and Bennett (Photo Courtesy: People)

The Kelce documentary reflects on Kelce’s football career and debates the topic of retirement. We get to see behind the scenes of his football and home life as he comes to the difficult decision on whether to give it up or not. We also see how he dealt with the loss playing against his own brother in Super Bowl LVII. 

It seems like Jason is still enjoying the football life though as he supports his football star brother Travis Kelce, most recently showcased when Travis scored a touchdown during the Chiefs-Bills game and Jason went crazy, going shirtless and jumping into the crowd. Even if he is done with the sport, he can always put all his energy into supporting his brother and his team. 

Kelce had a good run in the career, he grew a great support system, grew a family, created many bonds with people, won many awards that he is greatly known for now, and many more things. He deserves to finally take a break and enjoy life surrounded by his loved ones; and he will never be forgotten. 

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Ashley Myers , Staff Reporter
Ashley is a junior and this is her first year as a staff reporter for The Print. She is involved in clubs like FCA and French Club. She also loves volunteering at places like Harford Glen over the school year, or Beachmont during the summer. Aside from those busy activities and school, she enjoys spending her time reading and soaking up lots of alone time when she can. 
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