Limited-edition Travis Kelce Bearcats bobblehead released By Matt Huffmon
Former University of Cincinnati football standout and current NFL star Travis Kelce made his way to Pasadena, California Sept. 1 to witness the UC Bearcats defeat the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins for the team’s first game of the 2018 season.
Now, Bearcats fans can purchase the first-ever bobblehead of Kelce donning his No. 18 UC jersey to reminisce. The officially-licensed, individually-numbered product is $40.
“Kelce is one of the NFL’s brightest stars,” said Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee. “This bobblehead will be a great collectible for University of Cincinnati and Kansas City fans.”
This collectable is only available on the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s online store, which you can find by clicking here. The model is part of a series featuring current NFL stars in their college uniforms.
The product was manufactured exclusively for the museum by FOCO, an international sports merchandising and licensing company.
A Cleveland Heights, Ohio, native, Travis accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Cincinnati and joined his brother, Jason, who was then the starting left guard for the Bearcats.
During his final year as a Bearcat in 2012, Kelce set personal career highs in receptions (45), receiving yards (722), yards per reception (16.0) and receiving touchdowns (eight) while earning first-team all-Big East honors.
In March 2012, Kelce won Tight End of the Year at the College Football Performance Awards.
Kelce was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs as the 63rd overall pick in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
He was named First-Team All-Pro in 2016 and Second-Team All-Pro in 2017, and he was selected to the Pro Bowl in each of the last three seasons.
Currently in his sixth season, Kelce has amassed 335 receptions for 25 touchdowns and over 4,300 yards.
Kelce has played a pivotal role in the Chiefs’ 5-0 record to begin the 2018 season. Thus far, he has hauled in 28 receptions for 407 yards and three touchdowns.