Eagles’ Jason Kelce retires: Future Hall of Fame center calls it a career after 13 NFL seasons


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PHILADELPHIA — Jason Kelce, a six-time All-Pro center, has decided to retire after a 13-year NFL career. The future Hall of Fame center played his entire career with the Philadelphia Eagles after being taken in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Kelce’s play showed no signs of declining in 2023 as he was selected as a first-team All-Pro for the sixth time in his magnificent career this past season, becoming the only center since the merger to earn six first-team All-Pro selections and a Super Bowl title. Kelce is the fifth center in NFL history with that many All-Pro selections.

The other four (Jim Otto, Bulldog Turner, Dermotti Dawson, Jim Ringo) are in the Hall of Fame. Of the 54 players in NFL history that have earned six or more first-team All-Pro selections, all of them are in the Hall of Fame (Aaron Donald, Zack Martin and Bobby Wagner are still active). 

The 2023 season was…

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Author : Jeff Kerr

Publish date : 2024-03-04 18:05:50

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