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Jason Kelce Family Man

Jason Kelce Family Man

In his tear-filled farewell speech, Jason Kelce brought his 13-year NFL career to a close by underlining what really mattered in life: marriage and family. The longtime Philadelphia Eagles player, who made the NFL Pro Bowl in each of the last five seasons after getting married to his wife, Kylie, in 2018, said in his retirement speech:

It’s no coincidence I have enjoyed my best years with Kylie by my side. She has brought the best out of me through love, devotion, support, honesty, intelligence, and a swift kick in the ass — from time to time. She has also given me three beautiful girls and a life that increasingly brings me more fulfillment off the field than it does on.

He went on to say that he has seen his job as a father as of paramount importance:

I think one of the best things a person can be in this world is a father. A father who is present, devoted, and loving is the greatest gift a child could ask for in our society.

In the emotional retirement speech, Kelce acknowledged that the family he built was one of the most important things in his life. Kylie Kelce was his saving grace. Being a father brought renewed purpose to Kelce’s life. Kelce learned from his two married parents.

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