Jordan Travis ends ‘dream’ Florida State career after severe leg injury

Jordan Travis’ college football career is over. 

The Florida State quarterback announced on Monday that his season was over after suffering a severe leg injury during the Seminoles’ 58-13 win over North Alabama on Saturday night. 

“I have been overwhelmed by the support from my teammates, coaches, the Florida State community and those all around the world,” Travis said in a statement released on Monday. “Although the injury I sustained on Nov. 18, 2023, marks the end of my Seminole career, the great memories created here at FSU will never fade. Being the quarterback at Florida State University has been a dream come true. I am humbled, honored and forever grateful.

“The journey that this team set out on is not over yet as all of our goals still lie just ahead. I am excited to be on my brothers’ sides every day as we continue our attack. We’re all we got and all we need. Job’s not finished. Go Noles.”

Travis is a sixth-year senior and has helped lead Florida State to an undefeated record this season and a spot in the ACC Championship game in December. Going into Saturday’s game, which had been FSU’s final home game of the year and was senior night, Travis had thrown for 2,734 passing yards and 20 touchdowns. 

He had an additional seven rushing touchdowns this season. 

But things came to a screeching halt during the first quarter when North Alabama’s Shaun Myers tackled Travis, taking him down with his leg bending awkwardly underneath him.

He was rushed to almost immediately by the FSU training staff and carted off the field with an air cast on his leg. 

He was taken to a hospital, where he appeared to remain over the weekend. 

It was an unfortunate end to Travis’ career at Florida State. 

The West Palm Beach native grew up a Seminoles fan and transferred from Louisville in 2019. 

Over his three seasons at Florida State, he threw for the second-most yards in school history (8,715 yards) and is the only player to be on the program’s top-10 list in career passing touchdowns and rushing touchdowns. 

“Jordan will be talked about forever in this program,” coach Mike Norvell told reporters on Monday, per ESPN. “It’s not necessarily going to be just about his playing ability. It’s going to be about who he is. 

“There’s an expectation and responsibility we have for him because he’s been such a huge part of this journey. We’ve got work to do. We gotta put it in. Our guys came in with great purpose yesterday. I was pleased with the work that I saw. Guys know what needs to be done.”

FSU has one final game to close out the regular season – a post-Thanksgiving showdown with in-state rival Florida – and the loss of Travis has caused major concerns about their hopes of making the College Football Playoff.

College football fans will get a better idea of how the selection committee is thinking on Tuesday when it releases its next ranking.

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