By Mark Gaughan
Position: Tight end
Measurements: 6-foot-5, 255 pounds.
Workout numbers: Did not participate at combine.
2012 stats: 45 catches, 722 yards, 8 TDs.
Draft projection: Third round.
He said it: Kelce on his message to NFL teams about his suspension: "Just let them know that I’m a high-character guy. There’s stuff that’s happened in my past that’s happened. I’ve dealt with it. I’ve learned from it, and I’ve overcome everything that’s happened earlier in my college career. And to let them know who I am as a person, that I’m willing to do whatever the team needs me to do and I’m all for the organization as a whole."
Kelce on his winning TD in the Belk Bowl: "Talk about a way to go out. It was unexpected. … It was a seam route, I was running down the hash and I was about 20 yards downfield and I looked around and noticed I was open. I turned over my shoulder and the ball was in my lap. From that point on, it was just adrenaline that took me to the end zone. For us to go out like that, especially with the coaching staff that we had and the amount of support we had going into it, it was an all-around team effort. That play itself was a milestone for me personally, but for the team to get a win in that condition is definitely something special."
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