Jordan Rodgers once wanted to be in Travis Kelce’s shoes before Kelce became a household name.

Amid dating rumors, Swift has shown up to multiple Kansas City Chiefs games this season to watch Kelce in action. Rodgers made a similar effort back when he and Swift were both living in Nashville.

Rodgers played for the Vanderbilt Commodores from 2010 to 2012, and Swift lived not far from campus. He told US Magazine that “he used to leave tickets to home games at the box office for Swift” back then.

“She lived two blocks away from the [Vanderbilt] stadium. No, she never showed up,” Rodgers told US Magazine. “So I shot my shot back in the day.”

“I just wasn’t quite Travis Kelce, which is totally understandable,” Rodgers joked.

Rodgers “wasn’t quite” his older brother as a quarterback after college despite 4,063 yards passing and 24 touchdowns in 25 games for the Commodores. The younger Rodgers bounced around the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent.

Then, the former Vanderbilt standout moved on to a career in TV, notably as an SEC Network analyst. He moved on from his Swift college pursuit, too, as he married JoJo Fletcher in 2022.

Rodgers will be on the call for Saturday’s game between Mizzou and No. 24 Kentucky, alongside Tom Hart and Cole Cubelic. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.