Mom and Dad on the Kelce Bowl, raising NFL sons and Kelce Family Secrets | New Heights | Ep 26

New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce

Feb 6 2023 • 2 hrs 31 mins

On the twenty-sixth episode of New Heights, we sit down with the two people the whole country has been waiting to hear from, Donna and Ed Kelce!  Donna reveals how she feels about the Kelce bowl (07:00), who she’s really rooting for during the game (10:00), and if she’s going to actually do the pregame coin toss (16:30). We also get answers on who broke the couch growing up (27:20), if Mom really wanted a daughter (29:20) and the truth behind Travis’ name (30:25).  We dig into some family secrets about raising Jason and Travis (35:15), what it’s like to be a parent to NFL players (43:45), if Grandpa maybe committed some light treason (49:10), and if we need to run it back next year (01:05:20).  Next, we’ve got Ed Kelce who shares his candid thoughts on who’s winning the Kelce Bowl (01:08:35), what it was like coaching Jason and Travis growing up (01:32:40), and why he went to such great lengths to make sure they had a great Christmas every year (01:47:55).  We finally get Dad to reveal some incredible family stories including why pizza rolls counted as a vegetable growing up (02:00:50), why no one knows how to pronounce Kelce (02:06:18), what was his plan if he actually heard from aliens (02:07:53), when the last time he stole from the library was (02:11:40), and dad’s favorite story of household destruction (02:14:30).  As always, thank you so much for supporting the show. Watch and listen to new episodes of New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce every Wednesday during the NFL season & check us out on Instagram, Twitter, and Tik Tok for all the best moments from the show. And in case you missed either of our conversations with both starting quarterbacks of Super Bowl LVII, check out our Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts episodes below:  Patrick Mahomes Episode: Jalen Hurts Episode: Kelce Bowl Merch:  Support the show:  Download the SeatGeek app and use Code KELCE20 for $20 off tickets Go to and submit your “F It” moment of the year to enter for a chance to win a trip to New Heights’ big game celebration in Scottsdale, along with several other great prizes. Head to and use code newheights50 to get 50% off your first box.  For the month of February only, visit for a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 10 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit