It’s not every single day you see a burly, bearded offensive lineman diminished to tears, however when Jason Kelce’s Tremendous Bowl dream grew to become a actuality with the Eagles Sunday evening, there wasn’t something he may do to carry again his emotion.
Philadelphia’s All-Professional heart choked up whereas explaining his ideas to reporters after the Eagles surprised the Patriots with a 41-33 win in Tremendous Bowl LII, the primary in franchise historical past.
“Final two weeks after we received (in opposition to the Falcons and Vikings), I discovered myself within the bathe crying, dreaming of this second,” Kelce stated, combating tears. “You’re employed so onerous your complete life to get right here, the whole lot culminates.”
Kelce, the Eagles’ sixth-round decide in 2011, stated he’s used motivation from his mother and father and grandfather to information him in his profession, from his collegiate years at Cincinnati taking part in and not using a Division I scholarship to the head of the NFL.
“My father and mom instructed me to remain after my dream,” he stated. “And I’ve formally achieved the perfect factor on this sport with a gaggle of men who imply the world to me.”
Kelce added that his workforce’s standing as underdogs — which started with pessimistic preseason predictions and continued with the harm blow to quarterback Carson Wentz in December — has made the win over the reigning champs even sweeter.
“The resiliency of this workforce is unbelievable,” Kelce stated. “We’ve all talked about it, however we you actually sit again and assume — numerous you guys picked us to complete useless final within the NFC East. Because the season went alongside no one gave us any inclination that we had been the perfect workforce within the NFL, particularly after accidents began taking place, which is comprehensible. However the truth that we had been in a position to overcome the whole lot — I can’t assist however be a bit bit emotional.”
Kelce may have loads of time to take all of it in — Wednesday’s parade by way of Philadelphia ought to assist.