Florida State redshirt senior quarterback Jordan Travis had an extraordinary impact on the Seminoles’ football program. Unfortunately, the veteran signal-caller suffered a season-ending injury versus North Alabama. It was certainly a horrific moment for the Seminole faithful to see on Senior Night in front of a packed-out Doak Campbell Stadium.
Travis put his blood, sweat, and tears into this program where he holds the Florida State football record for touchdowns responsible for. The West Palm Beach (FL) native battled a heightened level of adversity from being a third-string quarterback behind James Blackman and Alex Hornibrook, being a backup quarterback to a hobbled UCF transfer McKenzie Milton, and even had thoughts of giving up the game of football.
However, head football coach Mike Norvell and then-offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham (who is now the head football coach at Arizona State) continued to express confidence in his ability to play the quarterback position at Florida State. While Travis will not finish his playing career with Florida State due to the injury and will not win a Heisman Trophy, he will always be remembered for getting the Seminoles back on the map in terms of national relevance.