Most centers live in relative obscurity.
They’re not the most famous player on the team. They’re not the most famous player on the offense. Heck, how many NFL centers can you even name?
But most centers aren’t Jason Kelce.
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The Eagles’ 36-year-old folk hero has been extremely popular in Philadelphia for several years now but his celebrity status nationwide has blown up in the last year or so.
Kelce has a hit podcast with his younger brother, who happens to be dating the biggest pop star in the world. Kelce has a No. 1 single off a second Christmas album with teammates. Oh yeah, and he was named as a finalist for People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.
How is he dealing with his newfound celebrity?
“I don’t know. It’s been a whirlwind,” Kelce said this week. “It kind of started last year with the podcast and everything and it’s continually built up more and more from the Super Bowl and my brother’s love life and People magazine. Shout out to People magazine. I think it’s continued to get more and more.