Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce sang the national anthem at a 76ers game after helping to raise $100,000 for former Connor Barwin’s charity.
Coming back to the Eagles alone was probably enough to make Philadelphia fans’ love for Jason Kelce grow. Then on Monday, he gave them, and everyone in America even more to love.
Kelce sang the national anthem ahead of the 76ers game against the Nuggets.
And it’s called perfect, know it was P-E-R-F-E-C-T.
Jason Kelce sang the national anthem for a good cause
Kelce is a man of many talents and quirks. He’s definitely a better football player than a singer but who can deny him giving his all like that.
“I don’t think I’ve been nervous—like nervous-nervous—in years. I’m nervous-nervous right now,” Kelce told reporters during a pre-anthem press conference. “My knees were shaking out there during the soundcheck.”
Nervous or not, he got the job done.
Best of all, Kelce’s anthem was on behalf of a great cause.
Kelce got together with former Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin and agreed to use his singing the anthem as an incentive for raising $100,000 for Barwin’s foundation, Make the World Better.
Barwin explained how they didn’t actually expect to hit the $100,000 mark but when they did it was up to Kelce to follow through.
He didn’t let anyone down on that front.
Barwin has been retired for a couple of years following stints with the Rams and Giants. Kelce mulled retirement earlier this year. However, he decided to come back and play for the Eagles coming off an All-Pro and Pro Bowl campaign.
Monday was a good day for Eagles fans with Haasan Reddick signing on as a free agent.