Quarterback Jordan Travis announced on social media Monday that his Florida State career is over following a gruesome left leg injury suffered Saturday against North Alabama.
“I truly cannot thank everyone enough for the many thoughts, prayers and messages sent my way,” Travis said in a statement. Although the year Although an injury will end my playing career with the Seminoles on November 18, 2023, the great memories made here at FSU will never be forgotten. Being a quarterback here at Florida State University was a dream come true. “
💛 @jordantrav13 #NoleFamily | #FinishFor13 pic.twitter.com/FLp8nOPaPF
— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) November 20, 2023
Travis left Saturday’s game after suffering an injury on a run late in the first quarter. As he crosses midfield, his left leg is bent at an awkward angle. Travis stayed on the field and his teammates held his knee as medics rushed to the quarterback’s aid.
As the fans chanted “Jordan Travis,” Travis was loaded onto a cart and left the field. The paramedics immediately put him in an ambulance and took him to the hospital.
Florida State beat North Alabama 58-13.
Travis finished the season with 2,756 yards, 20 touchdowns and two interceptions while leading the Seminoles to an 11-0 record.
In the year After starting his college career at Lucille in 2018, Travis transferred to Florida State and played five seasons in Tallahassee. He recorded 8,644 yards, 65 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in his career with the Seminoles.
What is Travis’ legacy at FSU?
He won’t go down as one of the all-time greats because Florida State has three Heisman Trophy winners in Jameis Winston (2013), Chris Weinke (2000) and Charlie Ward (1993) and 11 early passes drafted. First-rounders Christian Ponder (2011) and EJ Manuel (2013). But Travis also emerges as the school’s No. 2 all-time leader in passing yards, No. 3 in rushing touchdowns (31) and No. 1 in rushing yards by a quarterback (1,910).
He was 28-10 as a starter, including 21-3 over his final two seasons. After all, his arrival has been key to FSU’s turnaround over the past two seasons under coach Mike Norvell. And if Florida State continues its return to prominence over the next few years under Norvell, Travis’ legacy will only grow. – Manny Navarro, college football staff writer
Implications of CFP
The College Football Playoff selection committee must discuss the impact of Travis’ injury, but the team has two games to get the full picture. The committee will likely begin by evaluating FSU’s response, led by quarterback Tate Rodemaker, in the game against North Alabama. But the committee members will learn a lot next week at Florida and then Louisville in the ACC title game.
If FSU wins at backup quarterback, this team will be in the CFP. If there is a drop in offensive production without Travis, that should affect the seed but not the pick. The premise here is that It’s 2014, when Ohio State, led by third-string quarterback Cardale Jones, beat Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game and proved worthy of the committee’s top-four spot despite the absence of its previous starter. And the committee put them in at number 4… and we know what happened next. But that means this year’s committee will be keeping a close eye on how Travis’ replacement performs, as well as how the team has played with the team. – Nicole Auerbach, college football writer
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