Travis: FSU career is over, but ‘job’s not ended up’
Andrea Adelson, ESPN Senior WriterNov 20, 2023, 11:15 AM ET
- ACC press reporter.
- Signed up with ESPN.com in 2010.
- Graduate of the University of Florida.Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis
on Monday verified that he is out for the season after sustaining a lower left leg injury against North Alabama on Saturday.In a social media post Monday, Travis thanked everybody for their ideas and prayers since the injury. He was tackled at the end of a run and his left leg bent awkwardly underneath him. Fitness instructors rushed to the field instantly, and he was hauled off with an air cast on his left leg and required to the hospital.Travis stayed hospitalized over the weekend, according to his Instagram stories. In one video, he revealed his room filled with colleagues who concerned visit.”I have actually been overwhelmed by the assistance from my teammates, coaches, the Florida State community and those all around the world
,” Travis composed in his statement.”Although the injury … marks the end of my Seminole playing profession, the excellent memories developed here at FSU will never fade.”Being the quarterback here at Florida State University has been a dream come to life. I am humbled, honored and forever grateful. The journey this team set out on is not over yet as all of our objectives still lie just ahead. I am thrilled to be by my siblings ‘sides every day as we continue our attack. We’re all we got, we’re all we need. Job’s not completed. Go Noles!”Travis, who matured in West Palm Beach as a Seminoles fan, transferred to Florida State in 2019 after beginning his profession at Louisville. He emerged as the beginning quarterback midway through the 2021 season after almost leaving the game.He has assisted bring Florida State back to the top tier of college football, tossing for 8,715 lawns, which ranks 2nd in school history, while generating a school-record 10,676 lawns of total
offense.Florida State has won 16 straight games and clinched a spot in the ACC championship game against Louisville on Dec. 2. Editor’s Picks 2 Associated Travis is the only player in school history ranked in leading 10 on FSU’s profession
passing touchdowns and rushing goals lists.”Jordan will be spoken about forever in this program,” coach Mike Norvell said throughout his weekly news conference Monday.”It’s not always going to be almost his playing ability. It’s going to be about who he is.”There’s an expectation and duty we have for him due to the fact that he’s been such a substantial part of this journey. We have actually got work to do. We got ta put it in. Our guys can be found in with great function yesterday. I was pleased with the work that I saw
. Guys understand what needs to be done. “The Seminoles( 11-0, 8-0 ACC ), who were No. 4 in recently’s CFP rankings but was up to No. 5 in the most recent AP Leading 25, see rival Florida on Saturday and will begin Tate Rodemaker, who has actually spent his four seasons with the Seminoles as a backup.Rodemaker has actually had his opportunity to help the Seminoles win games. Last season, when Travis went down with an injury against Louisville, Rodemaker came into the game and led the Seminoles to a return victory.He went 13-of-23 for 217 backyards with two goals and no interceptions versus North Alabama on Saturday.Norvell said nobody on the
group was shocked to see what Rodemaker did recently, and the coach has the”utmost confidence “in the quarterback.”We have actually seen him do that previously, “Norvell said.” We have actually seen him on the road. We’ve seen him lead us back.
We have actually seen him be all set when his number’s called, and he’s always responded to that. We’ve got a football team that’s going to rally around and behind him. It’s his time.”As for how the College Football Playoff choice committee will see Florida State when the next rankings
come out Tuesday, Norvell stated that is not something he needs to address with his group. “I make certain they hear it, “Norvell stated. However thank God the opinions of others don’t determine what our actions are going to be. This group, a year ago, no one believed we deserved a crap. They showed them wrong. Huge expectations entering this season, and individuals awaiting us to slip and fall. They’re continuing to get better.” Quarterback decreases. Oh, that need to be it. That’s why we get to play the game.
It’s why we get to go to work. It’s why we get to continue to press and construct and go be all that I understand that this group can be. I think in them. And I believe if we can put that on display, then maybe a few more will think in what they can do.”