In a Week 12 match against the North Alabama Lions on Saturday, the Florida State Seminoles had to cart their star quarterback Jordan Travis off the field after hurting his leg. The injury occurred following a hip-drop tackle from a defender, during which he ensnared his leg beneath the tackling opponent in the first quarter.
Travis was immediately transported to a local hospital with an ambulance, as per the report by ESPN’s Pete Thamel. Travis, a prominent Heisman Trophy candidate for the season, had initially positioned the Seminoles for a potential College Football Playoff berth.
In the 2023 season, Travis has had impressive statistics. He amassed 2,735 passing yards with a notable 10:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. His quarterback rating stood at 155.2, complemented by a 64.1 percent completion rate.
Trailing 13-0 late in the first quarter, Travis kept the football on first down, charging downfield. After clearing the first-down marker, the Florida State star succumbed to a tackle that trapped his leg and sent him off the field.
Travis’s injury hushed the Doak Campbell Stadium crowd. But Florida State rallied and overcame the two-digit score deficit. The defense secured a fumble and executed a three-and-out, resulting in two touchdowns for the Seminoles, who seized the lead 17-13 late in the second quarter.
However, with his absence for the rest of the year, Florida State faces the challenge of moving forward without its leader and star player. Junior quarterback Tate Rodemaker assumed the Seminoles’ quarterback position.
Before Travis’s injury, Rodemaker had attempted only 70 career passes in four seasons with Florida State. The 6-foot-4 had a 61.4 percent completion rate, a 5-5 touchdown-to-interception ratio, and a 136.7 quarterback rating.
While a victory over North Alabama (3-7) might be within reach for the Seminoles, the repercussions of Travis’s injury loom large for the program and the quarterback. The team faces the Florida Gators in Week 13 before concluding the regular season in the ACC Championship Game against the No. 10 Louisville Cardinals.
For Travis, this, unfortunately, marks the end of his collegiate career. The 23-year-old, regarded as one of the best quarterbacks in college football, had delivered a standout two-season performance in the ACC. Prior to the injury, he was poised to be a Day 3 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
If you enjoy hearing from the legends of pro sports, then be sure to tune into “The Grueling Truth” sports shows, “Where the legends speak”
Contact us: email@example.com
Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.
This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.