Travis Kelce, George Kittle headline second Tight End University summit this June
Last offseason, Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce teamed up with George Kittle and Greg Olsen to create Tight End University.
Their inaugural summit was a smashing success, with over 50 NFL tight ends in attendance to collaborate and learn from each other. Today, the trio announced that Tight End University (TEU) presented by Charmin will be returning for its second year in Nashville, Tennessee in June of 2022.
"Tight ends stick together," said Kelce, via press release. "It’s awesome to bring the current generation of tight ends together with legends from the past generation to be able to pick their brains. There are always ways to improve as a player and this is a unique opportunity to be in the same room with the most talented individuals to ever play the position and learn from them."
In addition to current NFL tight ends, TEU also plans to invite several retired legends as coaches this year. The goal is to provide attendees with the invaluable opportunity to learn from some of the best tight ends to ever play the game.
Does that mean Chiefs fans could see former players like Tony Gonzalez and Jason Dunn joining Kelce in Nashville?
"We’re excited to bring back TEU for a second consecutive year," Kittle said. "The demand was high last year and the consensus among attendees was overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to making this an annual tradition for the best professional tight ends across the country to come together, learn from one another and have a great time in the process."
Tight ends who are in attendance will get a chance to participate in a variety of activities including film study, on-field drills, recovery, rehabilitation, and more. The goal is for everyone to bond, collaborate and collectively improve the position group across the NFL.
"TEU was a big hit last year and we’re looking forward to building on that success in 2022,” Olsen said. "There are many different factors that go into playing the position, so having individuals with different skill sets in the same room presents a unique opportunity for players to improve different areas of their game."
TEU will continue to collaborate with partners like Charmin, Bridgestone, Bud Light, and Levi’s, with hopes of continued growth for the event. They’ll also collaborate together to help support the Nashville community.
For instance, TEU and Bridgestone plan to invite kids from The Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee to attend and participate in drills with some of their favorite football players from June 22-24.