- Travis’ left leg was placed in an air cast and he was carted off the field Saturday
- He posted updates Sunday from his Instagram account, including hospital shots
- DailyMail.com provides all the latest international sports news
Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis says his college football career is over following the horrifying leg injury he suffered in Saturday’s win.
Travis’ left leg was placed in an air cast and he was carted off the field late in the first quarter following a run up the middle of the 58-13 win over North Alabama. He posted updates on Sunday from his Instagram account, including some showing Seminoles teammates around him in the hospital room.
In a statement released Monday by the program, Travis says while the injury ‘marks the end of my Seminole playing career, the great memories created here at FSU will never fade. … The journey this team set out on is not over yet as all of our goals still lie just ahead.’
‘Being the quarterback here at Florida State University has been a dream come true. I am humbled, honored and forever grateful. The journey this team set out on is not over yet as all of our goals still lie just ahead. I am excited to be by my brothers’ sides every day as we continue our attack. We’re all we got, we’re all we need. Job’s not finished. Go Noles!’
The No. 5 Seminoles (11-0, No. 4 CFP) will face Florida (5-6) on Saturday. FSU will turn to Tate Rodemaker at quarterback, with freshman Brock Glenn as the likely backup.
Jordan Travis is taken off the field after being injured against North Alabama
Travis announced the end of his college career on social media on Monday morning
Florida State backup quarterback Tate Rodemaker (pictured) has been promoted to starter
WARNING: VIDEO BELOW IS GRAPHIC. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Specific details about Travis’ injury or possible surgery have not been announced by Travis or Florida State.
‘Jordan will be talked about forever in this program,’ coach Mike Norvell said during his weekly news conference Monday. ‘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.’
Travis finished his FSU career with 8,715 passing yards — second in program history — with 66 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. He is the program’s all-time leader in offensive yards (10,676) and is among the top five on FSU’s all-time stats in most major categories, from completions to touchdown passes and wins by a quarterback.
Prior to his injury, Travis had been projected to be a mid-round pick in next April’s NFL Draft.