Travis Kelce thanks girlfriend Taylor Swift for her support after the pop star liked a post from the Chiefs on the NFL star becoming the fastest tight end EVER to reach 11,000 yards

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Travis Kelce thanked girlfriend Taylor Swift for her online support after the Kansas City Chiefs star hit a career milestone at the weekend. 

The tight end, 34, etched his names into the history books during the Chiefs’ game against the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday by hitting the 11,000-yard mark in just his 154th game. 

Swift, 33, who has been a star attraction at four of Kelce’s games so far this season, was unable to witness her NFL beau achieve the feat in person as she wrapped up the South American leg of her Eras Tour in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the weekend. 

However, the songstress, who was named Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the year Wednesday, still celebrated her boyfriend’s record-breaking achievement by liking a post from Kansas City, which  celebrated it. 

And during his weekly New Heights podcast with brother and Philadelphia Eagles star Jason Kelce, the tight end thanked the pop star for giving her seal of approval. 

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Travis Kelce became the fastest tight end in NFL history to reach 11,000 yards on Sunday – and Taylor Swift gave her seal of approval

Swift liked a post on Instagram dedicated to Kelce after his record-breaking achievement

Swift liked a post on Instagram dedicated to Kelce after his record-breaking achievement

As the brothers discussed the younger Kelce’s latest benchmark, Jason said: ‘You may not care about records but do you know who does? A 92 percenter by the name of… Taylor Swift! That’s right, she liked an Instagram announcement from the Chiefs about you breaking this record.’ 

’92 percenters’ is the nickname given to the New Heights podcast fan base.  

‘Thanks Tay. Appreciate you on the Chiefs page supporting. What’s the next question?’ a seemingly bashful Travis said. 

Jason continued to press his brother on the matter, asking: ‘Has she always been a fan of tight end receiving yards?’

‘I’m not sure. That’s a good question. Maybe, I don’t know if she’s a fan of tight ends or not,’ Travis responded.

In the second quarter of Sunday’s game at Allegiant Stadium, Travis took a 27-yard catch which saw him pass the milestone and set an NFL record in the process. 

He is the fastest tight end in history to record 11,000 career yards after doing so in just 154 games – surpassing Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez’s previous record of 191 games – as well as the only player in Chiefs history to do so. 

Kelce’s historic evening was not in vain as the Chiefs successfully bounced back from last week’s defeat by the Eagles in a 31-17 victory over the Raiders.

Patrick Mahomes passed for 298 yards and two touchdowns and Isiah Pacheco ran for a pair of scores as the visitors secured their first win on the road since an October 8 victory at the Minnesota Vikings.

By taking a catch against the Raiders and reaching 11,000 yards in 154 games, Kelce became the fastest tight end in NFL history and the only Chiefs player ever to pass the landmark

By taking a catch against the Raiders and reaching 11,000 yards in 154 games, Kelce became the fastest tight end in NFL history and the only Chiefs player ever to pass the landmark 

The pop star was unable to witness her beau's achievement in person as she was on tour

The pop star was unable to witness her beau’s achievement in person as she was on tour  

The hit-maker immediately jetted back to to Kansas City to reunite with the tight end

The hit-maker immediately jetted back to to Kansas City to reunite with the tight end 

Kelce, who has soared in fame over the past few months amid his romance with pop sensation Swift, only needed 15 yards to hit the 11,000 mark coming into the game.

He was already fourth on the all-time receiving yards list for tight ends and one of only four with more than 10,000 of them.

He is also in the top four in career receptions and receiving yards, holds the record for most 100-yard receiving games and is on the way to an eighth 1,000-yard season – with no other tight end recording more than four.

It has been an incredible year for the Chiefs star, who helped his team claim the Super Bowl back in February.

In recent months, however, he has hit the headlines more off the field than on it after his romance with Swift went public. 

Swift has been spotted at four of Kelce's games alongside his mom Donna (right)

Swift has been spotted at four of Kelce’s games alongside his mom Donna (right)

Swift has been the star attraction at several of Kelce’s Chiefs game this season, cheering on her new boyfriend from the stands at Arrowhead three times, as well as supporting him alongside her celebrity posse at MetLife Stadium when Kansas City played the New York Jets.

However, the 12-time Grammy Award winner recently has had to put cheerleading duties to one side as she returned to the stage for the South American leg of her wildly popular Eras Tour earlier this month.

Swift entertained the masses once again as she performed her sold-out show in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

But after wrapping up her stint on the road for the year, she immediately jetted back to Kansas City to reunite with her man and has even moved in to his $6million mansion in the suburbs.  



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