NFL Star Jason Kelce's Emotional Retirement Speech Overflows With Gratitude For Wife

NFL Star Jason Kelce's Emotional Retirement Speech Overflows With Gratitude For Wife

NFL star Jason Kelce’s emotional retirement announcement overflowed with love and gratitude for his wife.

Quitting and putting aside something you’ve worked your whole life for is not easy. It’s the realization that your body cannot do what it used to. That’s why so many athletes become emotional when they finally decide and then announce that it’s time to quit playing. 

Those who play in the NBA, NFL and MLB put in an incredible amount of time and work getting to and then staying at that level. But none of them do it by themselves. They all have the love and support of others along the way.

In a clip posted on YouTube, Philadelphia Eagles player Jason Kelce announced that after 13 years, he was retiring from the NFL. During his announcement, Jason became overwhelmed with emotion, as many players do at that moment. 

However, during his tear-filled speech, Jason honored and thanked his wife, Kylie, for her love and support and for pushing him when he needed it. He also thanked her for giving him three beautiful little girls. 

Jason also mentioned that the first time he laid on his wife. It was love at first sight for Jason.

“I won’t forget the Eagles Christmas party in 2014 and heading out afterwards with a bunch of my teammates to Buffalo Billiards, where my life would change forever,” Jason said. “That night I’d meet my future wife.”

“I still remember the moment she walked through the door, Jason added. “The first instance is burned in retina. It was like she glided through the opening, an aura around her. Then she started talking, and I thought, ‘Man, is this what love feels like?’”

Whatever Jason does following his retirement from the NFL, it sounds like he will be OK with his wife and young girls right beside him. 

Genesis 2:24 “For this cause will a man go away from his father and his mother and be joined to his wife; and they will be one flesh.”

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