Jason Kelce is returning his infamous Luchador mask to its rightful owner

An era ends almost as swifly as it began.

Super Bowl LVIII - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs
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The Luchador mask that Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce wore in Las Vegas while partying after his brother, Travis Kelce, and the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl will be returned to its rightful owner.

Kelce said that he found the mask on the floor, but after a plea from its apparent owner, the Eagles center is on a mission to reunite mask and owner.

The rightful owner of the mask is eighth grader Elijah Smith from Dallas, who is apparently a big Chiefs fan. Smith said that he lent the mask to Kelce, but then they got separated in the crowds.

"I gave him my mask and then he dropped it and then picked it back up," Smith said. "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,"

Smith has been a good sport about Kelce commandeering his mask, but his family did request its return before the start of the 2024 NFL season because they view it as a good luck charm.

"The only thing is, Jason if you're listening, we just need the mask back before the season starts," Elijah's father, Thad, said. "Because it's a lucky mask, and so the Chiefs need the luck. I'm sorry we're not Eagles fans."

During a recent episode of the "New Heights" podcast, Jason explained how wearing the mask took his evening to the next level.

"It really didn't start getting to the next level until I found that Luchador mask," Kelce said. ". . . There's something about finding that Luchador mask that really just transformed the night,"

Kelce clearly had his fair share of fun in the mask. Having fun seems to be a theme for Kelce lately. In fact, he's been having such a good time that one of his teammates doesn't think he'll want to return to football. Obviously, Eagles fans everywhere are hoping that isn't the case, but we'll have to wait and see.

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