April 4, 2013
CINCINNATI - Former University of Cincinnati tight end Travis Kelce (Cleveland Hts., Ohio/Cleveland Hts.) held his pro day workout Thursday for over 20 NFL teams at the Sheakley Athletics Center.
Kelce, who missed UC's pro day earlier this month while recovering from surgery, measured in at just over 6-5 and weighed 250 lbs. He clocked unofficial 40-yard dash times of 4.64 and 4.69, ran 4.33 in the 20-yard shuttle, 12.07 in the 60-yard shuttle and 7.12 in the 3-cone drill.
Following the measurables, he was put through a work out by the assembled cadre of NFL tight end coaches. Former UC QB Zach Collaros (Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville), now playing for the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts, was on hand to throw to Kelce, a former teammate.
Kelce was one of the top tight ends in the country in 2012, earning First-Team All-BIG EAST honors and finishing as UC's leading receiver with 45 catches for 722 yards and eight scores. He set the UC single-season mark for receptions, yards receiving and touchdowns by a tight end. He caught the game winner in the 2012 Belk Bowl, hauling in an 83-yarder down the seam from QB Brendon Kay with under a minute left in the game. It was the longest scoring play and TD pass in Belk Bowl history.
He was selected for the 2013 Senior Bowl and NFL Combine.
The 2013 NFL Draft is scheduled to run from Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27, 2013.