Cole Kmet Sister: Know About Frankie Kmet & Her Boyfriend!

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The Illinois-born professional football player Cole Kmet comes from a family where each member either plays football or enjoys watching the game with great enthusiasm. His younger sister, Frankie Kmet, is no different.

However, Frankie Kmet never played organized sports for her college and high school teams. She previously cheered for her uncle in the NFL, and now, she is doing so proudly for Cole, her big brother.

Cole is playing professional football as a tight end for the National Football League’s (NFL) Chicago Bears.

Frankie Kmet
Cole Kmet’s Sister Frankie Kmet (Source: Instagram)

This article below discusses everything accessible about the young NFL star’s sister, Frankie. In addition, we will explore a little about Cole Kmet as well.

But before we begin, let’s look at some quick facts about Frankie Kmet.

Cole Kmet Sister | Quick Facts

Full Name Frankie Kmet
Nick Name Not available
Birthdate July 6, 2001
Age 22 years old
Zodiac Sign Not available
Mother’s Name Kandace Kmet
Father’s Name Frank Kmet
Siblings Four (Two elder brothers and a younger brother)
Birthplace Lake Barrington, Illinois, United States
Home Town Arlington Heights, Illinois
Citizenship American
Ethnicity  Not available
School Not available
College University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa)
Education Undergraduate degree
Height Not available
Weight Not available
Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Color Brown
Shoe Size Unknown
Martial Status Unmarried
Partner Not Available
Children None
Favorite Sports Football, Baseball
Profession Student
Famous As Cole Kmet’s Sister
Sexual Orientation Straight
Affiliations N/A
Social Media TikTok, TwitterInstagram
Merch of Cole Kmet Signed Chicago Bears Jersey, Signed Photo
Last Update February 2024

Cole Kmet Sister | Early Life, Family & Education

Cole’s younger sister, Frankie Kmet, was born to her parents, Frank (Father) and Kandace Kmet (Mother), in Lake Barrington, Illinois.

Besides them, Frankie has two elder brothers, Cole and Casey, and a younger brother in the family.

While Cole chose to play football during college and later pursued an NFL career, Casey played college baseball for the University of Notre Dame.

Frankie is of Slavic origin from her dad’s side and Polish from her mother’s.

Her dad, Frankie, was also born in America and played professional football league for nearly four years.

Cole Kmet's sister Frankie and his younger brother Casey (Source: Instagram)
Cole Kmet’s Sister, Frankie, and Younger Brother, Casey (Source: Instagram)

Sadly, he retired from his NFL career without playing regular season games.

Similarly, her mother, Kandace, is originally from Long Grove, Illinois, and currently works as a real estate agent for Weichert-Realtors company.

She met Frankie’s dad during her college days at Purdue University, after which they settled in the Barrington area and together had four children.

The one-time Super Bowl champion Jeff Zgonina is Kandace’s brother, thus making him Frankie’s uncle from her maternal family.

Frankie is currently studying at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She graduated high school in 2020.

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Cole Kmet Sister | Age & External Appearance

There is no exact information about Frankie’s birthdate on the Internet, but knowing that she is a little younger than her two brothers, she might now be in her early twenties.

Frankie is taller than the average American woman. In many photos her family has shared on their social media handles, she stands almost as tall as her brother, Casey.

So, she is around 1.78 meters tall. Besides, she is a fitness enthusiast, and because of regular workouts and a healthy diet plan, Frankie has an athletic body and is in good shape.

About Cole Kmet

As mentioned above, Cole Kmet is an emerging American football athlete currently playing as a tight end for the Chicago Bears.

He was born on March 10, 1999, to his parents, Frank and Kandace Kmet, in Lake Barrington, United States.

Born into a family with several athletes, the young Cole was drawn to sports from an early age and mainly played basketball, baseball, and football as a kid.

He attended St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, where he played football.

After graduating high school, Cole joined the University of Notre Dame, where he continued playing baseball and football.

Cole Kmet in his college team jersey (Source: Sports Illustrated)
Cole Kmet in his College Team Jersey (Source: Sports Illustrated)

The Illinois native had incredible stats during college and was considered one of the top prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft.

As predicted, the Chicago Bears chose him as the 43rd overall pick.

Cole has already appeared in over 35 regular season matches as of this writing, in which he has recorded 90 receptions covering nearly 900 receiving yards.

Frankie Kmet’s Boyfriend

Cole Kmet’s sister Frankie appears to be in a relationship with the Iowa Hawkeyes defensive lineman Lukas Van Ness.

Based on the pictures she has shared on her Instagram handle, one can say that she is in a loving relationship with her football player boyfriend.

In July 2022, she posted a picture or two of herself with Lukas on the platform with the caption that read. 

you make me SO happy, 21 never looked better 🍻😮‍💨🤍🎂

Born in Barrington, Illinois, the 1.95 meters, 269 lbs. defensive lineman for the Hawkeyes Lukas is currently in his sophomore year and is considered one of the top prospects of his class.

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Cole Kmet Sister | Social Media Presence

Cole’s sister, Frankie, is available on almost all the popular social media platforms.

You can find her on Instagram with the username @frankiekmet, which has around 4.6k followers.

She mainly uploads her photoshoot pictures on the platform, but she shares her daily updates on her Insta stories.


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Likewise, she has a Twitter (@KmetFrankie) but rarely uses it.

Her TikTok with the username @frankiekmet11 has around 3k followers and 83k likes as of this writing. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Who wears jersey number 85 for the Chicago Bears of the NFL?

The football tight end Cole Kmet wears jersey number 85 for the Chicago Bears.

How much is Cole Kmet’s salary?

Cole Kmet’s base salary for the 2022 season is about $1.3 million. The NFL player has a little over a $2 million cap hit.

The Bears had signed him on a four-year contract worth $7.577 million in 2020.

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Yaman Bhattarai
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