Turns Out Jason Kelce Took The Luchador Mask He Wore At The Super Bowl Afterparty From A Little Kid – And He Wants It Back

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That mask is part of history now.

The Kansas City Chiefs may have won the Super Bowl, but the clear winner of the after party was Jason Kelce.

Jason is, of course, the center for the Philadelphia Eagles and brother of star Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. And he’s also quickly becoming the internet’s favorite person in the world for his carefree and fun-loving attitude – and his drunken antics.

Of course Jason went viral earlier this year when he jumped out of his suite while watching the Chiefs take on the Buffalo Bills to chug a beer while shirtless in the freezing cold weather.

And after the Chiefs took home the Lombardi Trophy, Jason was once again living his best life as he celebrated his brother’s big win.

Kelce was seen in several videos at the after party in his own world, just dancing around while wearing a Luchador mask as his brother celebrated with his girlfriend, Taylor Swift.

Just amazing stuff.

Jason talked about the experience alongside Travis on this week’s episode of their New Heights podcast, where he revealed that he found the Luchador mask on the ground during the party, and just didn’t ask any questions:

“It really didn’t start getting to the next level until I found that Luchador mask…

There’s something about finding that Luchador mask that really just transformed the night…Found the mask on the dance floor at the first after party spot…You see a Luchador mask, you don’t ask questions.”

Well, Jason may not have asked any questions, but we now have an answer as to who the Luchador mask belongs to thanks to NBC DFW – and the young owner wants it back.

It turns out the mask belonged to 8th grader Elijah Smith, a young Chiefs fan from Dallas who has worn the mask to four Super Bowls so far. And at last year’s afterparty, it was even signed by Chiefs cornerback Trent McDuffie.

This year, Smith even got a picture of himself with Jason after letting him wear the mask:

“I gave him my mask and then he dropped it and then picked it back up. Then I got a picture with him wearing it and then I just hung out next to them for five to ten minutes, they were dancing and everything.”

But apparently Jason was in his own little world, and forgot where the mask came from when Elijah and his friend were waiting to get it back:

“I saw videos on Instagram this week of him wearing it at the next after-party he went to, so he clearly never took it off the whole night.”

And since the mask has turned out to be such a good luck charm for the Chiefs, Smith and his parents are hoping to get it back from Kelce before next season.

According to Elijah’s dad, Thad:

“The only thing is, Jason if you’re listening, we just need the mask back before the season starts. Because it’s a lucky mask, and so the Chiefs need the luck. I’m sorry we’re not Eagles fans.”

And his mom, Sarah, admits that her son was a little bummed that he didn’t get his mask back at the end of the night:

“I asked him when we got to the room, ‘Wait, he has your mask?’ And he’s like ‘Yea’ and I said ‘Are you upset?’ And he just wasn’t upset, he was a little bummed because it’s his autographed mask with Trent McDuffie, that was upsetting, but at the end of the day we were all celebrating a Super Bowl win.”

But all’s well that ends well: Word finally got to Jason Kelce about the rightful owner of the Luchador mask, and he’s in the process of returning it to Elijah.

I think I speak for everybody when I say that seeing Kelce dancing in that mask was the highlight of the videos coming out of the afterparty. So I appreciate Elijah taking one for the team and sacrificing his lucky mask for a few days for all of our enjoyment.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock