Super Bowl LVII: Jason Kelce and Nick Sirianni get emotional during the national anthem

from: Heath Schmidt, Alix Martichoux



Glendale, Arizona (WDAF) – It depends on the season Super Bowl LVIIan undoubtedly emotional time for the players and coaches who have worked to get to this point.

While Chris Stapleton’s performance of the national anthem, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce appeared to be getting emotional. Eagles coach Nick Sirianni was also there photographed with tears runs down his cheeks.

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In interviews, both Jason Kelce and his brother and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said it was an emotional time leading up to kickoff inside State Farm Stadium. The Kelces also said they know the emotions won’t end until well after the final whistle.

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 12: Head coach Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on during the national anthem before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona . (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

On their “New heightspodcast, Donna Kelce asked her sons what they think on the field when the national anthem is played.

“Oh my god, you’re going to bring me to tears,” Travis told his mother. “It’s always when I have my moment of appreciation, of gratitude, just being thankful for all the people that have been in my life. It’s just a cool moment to sit there and look at all the fans in the stadium and know that you know you’re going to get out here and do something so much fun in front of the people you love and in front of the people who have helped you get to where you are in life. I always think of that when I hear the national anthem. It’s my only moment to think.”

Jason Kelce had a similar reaction to his mother’s question.

“I always sing it,” Jason said. “For some reason it’s a very emotional moment and I think it’s because you realize we’re all here together, as a country and as a group, as family and friends. Anyone who has developed in this area allows me to play a sport in a game to make a living. You realize how lucky you are and how much we all are together. It’s also an emotional moment for me.”

As was fitting, Jason was seen forming the words to the “Star Spangled Banner” during Sunday’s broadcast. Super Bowl LVII: Jason Kelce and Nick Sirianni get emotional during the national anthem

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