WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Fresh off his second Super Bowl win, Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce will venture where few football players do: “Saturday Night Live.”
Kelce will be the host of the show, he announced on Thursday with the help of Jimmy Fallon. He joins legends like Tom Brady, Joe Montana, Deion Sanders, and others who have hosted.
The episode will air on March 4, and country music star Kelsea Ballerini will be the musical guest for the show.
“I used to watch ‘Saturday Night Live’ with my mother,” Kelce said. “It’s an absolute honor and a privilege to be hosting SNL.”
During Kelce’s appearance on the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” he talked about the comeback in the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles.
“Ten-point lead. Don’t give Pat Mahomes 10 points ’cause he will just floor it,” Kelce told Fallon. “At halftime, he got electric man. He lit a fire in everybody’s tail just to want it that much more, and when you can do that with a group of men, that’s a special man right there.”
Fallon asked Kelce about facing his brother Jason in the game.
“You always imagine, you know, playing on the same team, but man, I’ll tell you what, the way the football world and everybody embraced my family, and me and my brother playing against each other for the first time, two brothers playing against each other in the Super Bowl. It was cool to break that barrier and see my family, and all the light, and getting all the glory. Man, it was beautiful,” Kelce said.
After the interview, Kelce sang his pump-up song, “Fight For Your Right,” by the Beastie Boys.
Kelce is known for his podcast, “In The Heights,” which he hosts with his brother.