Sept. 13, 2017 -- Heights High is well represented in the NFL once again this season with four former Tigers on rosters as the 2017 season begins.
Tight end Travis Kelce (‘08) returns as one of the best players in the league, now in his fourth season with the Kansas City Chiefs. Kelce was named first team All-Pro last season finishing with 85 catches for 1,125 yards and four touchdowns for the AFC West champion Chiefs. He made his second straight Pro Bowl appearance and was named MVP of the all-star game.
Travis’ older brother Jason Kelce (‘06) is in his seventh season in the NFL all with the Philadelphia Eagles. Jason is the starting center on the Eagles’ offensive line.
Wide receiver Shelton Gibson (‘13) is a rookie teammate of Jason Kelce on the Eagles. Gibson was drafted in the fifth round last spring out of West Virginia University. The speedy wide receiver made the team’s active roster out of training camp but was inactive during Week 1.
Fellow rookie Bryce Jones (‘12) was a surprise standout for the Houston Texans during training camp. The cornerback went undrafted out of the University of Akron but made the Texans’ roster as a practice squad member.
On the Division I collegiate level, cornerback Marcus McShepard (‘13) is a fifth-year senior at Northwestern University. McShepard is listed as the second-team cornerback on the Wildcast’ depth chart.
Freshman wide receiver Jaylen Harris (‘17) is in his first season at Ohio State University. Harris has not seen any game action yet for the Buckeyes, leaving open the option that OSU might redshirt him to preserve the year of eligibility.