Kellen Winslow Jr. is a special talent at tight end. The fact that he was selected 6th overall in the 2004 draft, one of the highest draft picked to ever go to a tight end, speaks to that. Known for his competitive spirit and passionate dedication, Kellen never fails to excite on the gridiron. He brings that same enthusiasm to his off the field endeavors as well, which makes him a true fan favorite.
As the son of Hall of Famer, Kellen Winslow Sr., Kellen Jr. has distinguished himself as a rare talent and offensive threat with his own style. Regarded as one of the most impressive tight ends to ever play for the famed Miami Hurricanes, Kellen was an All-American first-team selection and awarded the John Mackey Award as the nation’s premier tight end.
Drafted by the Cleveland Browns out of college, Kellen showed fans he was an NFL icon in the making and wowed teammates, coaches and critics in 2007 with career and league high receptions and yards, earning him a trip to the prestigious Pro Bowl.
After his impressive start, Kellen caught the eye of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , who offered him the largest tight end contract in NFL history. During the 2011 season, Kellen was named one of the NFC’s top five pass catchers in the tight end position, ranked among the league’s elite. After playing with the Buccaneers for three years, Kellen was picked up by the New York Jets in June of 2013.
Kellen’s remarkable play and passionate personality draws the attention of sports and entertainment media. He has appeared on a number of national networks including HBO, FOX Sports, ABC and the NFL Network. Kellen has starred on ESPN’s Monday Night Football Countdown “For Love of the Game,” and took his acting ability to another level when he starred in the CW’s hit sitcom “The Game.” He has also graced the pages of Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Smooth, Urban Ink and Men’s Exercise, as well as the cover of Maximum Fitness. His dynamic presence in the studio has caught the attention of additional major networks and Kellen looks to parlay this television experience into a broadcasting career after football. Kellen’s competitive nature and strong work ethic have also fostered an interest in business management. He has invested time and energy into learning the ropes of franchising and real estate investing, and has started producing music as well.
An experienced and incredibly talented DJ, Kellen spends his free time working the turntables and recording original tracks. You may find Kellen performing at some of the nation’s hottest venues in Florida, his hometown San Diego, and famed party spot, Las Vegas. He appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America as the celebrity DJ of the week.
Now that he is achieving his goals in the NFL, Kellen Winslow, Jr. is also focusing on his aspirations on the community. Kellen hosts the annual “Kellen Winslow Football Camp” where he sponsors 250 kids including children from the local Boys and Girls Club. He and his wife Janelle also launched “The Kellen Winslow Foundation,” which has been implemented to support children’s charities in the Tampa area.
On and off the field, Kellen shines. Whether he is making plays, dropping beats, shooting scenes, or volunteering with children, Kellen brings a remarkable spirit and enthusiasm to every project. Kellen Winslow Jr. is an athlete and personality with a bright future in the NFL and beyond.
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