Eagles’ center Jason Kelce is no amateur when it comes to making a name for himself in the NFL.
Since last season, Kelce has been setting records for the most consecutive starts in franchise history. Now, after Week 9, the 35-year-old has 130 continuous starts, surpassing Jerry Sisemore (1974-82) with 127.
The only remaining players standing in Kelce’s way from reaching the top spot are Herm Edwards (135) and Jon Runyan (144).
JASON KELCE’S CONSECUTIVE START STREAK
Selected in the sixth-round, Jason Kelce has been with the Philadelphia Eagles since 2011, becoming the first in franchise history to start all 16 games as a rookie. The following season, he suffered a torn MCL and ACL, only playing two games before missing the remainder of the year.
Kelce returned in 2013 for his second full season, but in 2014, he underwent hernia surgery, missing four games.
Returning healthier in 2015, Kelce has started in every game since, accounting for this 130 consecutive regular-season starts. In total, he has played 167 games.
Not only a prominent figure in Philadelphia, Kelce has become one of the best players in the league. The 35-year-old is a Super Bowl champion, a four-time First-team All-Pro, and a five-time Pro Bowler. Kelce is also recognized as a NFL Top 100 Player, coming in at No. 71 for the 2022 season.
Despite mulling over retirement, Kelce will now have the opportunity to finish this year with 138 consecutive regular-season starts, leaving only Jon Runyan in his way to gain the top-spot.