Where Did Jordan Travis Go to School? Exploring Travis’ Football Journey

    Florida State QB Jordan Travis is a potential Day 3 pick. A dual-threat weapon, let's review Travis' football history and his path to the NFL Draft.

    Florida State QB Jordan Travis spent a long time in college, hoping for his chance to play in the NFL.

    How did Travis’ football career begin? What were his accomplishments? And what should we expect from him in the NFL?

    Where Did Jordan Travis’ Football Career Start?

    Travis began his high school football career at Palm Beach Central High School in West Palm Beach, Fla. He spent two years there before transferring to The Benjamin School.

    A dual-threat talent, Travis threw for 2,190 yards and 24 touchdowns in his senior season, with 905 rushing yards and four more touchdowns on the ground. He even tacked on a 62-yard touchdown reception.

    Travis’ high school performance earned him a three-star recruit rating and 12 offers from Division I programs. He ultimately chose to enroll at Louisville.

    Revisiting Travis’ College Career

    Louisville

    There’s not much to say about Travis’ time at Louisville. If you blinked, you probably missed it.

    He played in three games as a true freshman, attempting a mere 14 passes. Evidently not content with his situation at Louisville, Travis transferred to Florida State.

    Florida State

    Travis’ sophomore year (redshirt freshman) didn’t go much better. He appeared in four games and attempted a total of 11 passes.

    It wasn’t until his third year in 2020 that Travis really got going. He only started eight games due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Travis threw for 1,056 yards, six touchdowns, and six interceptions. He also ran the ball 97 times for 559 yards and seven scores.

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    Travis took another step forward in 2021. His completion percentage spiked from 55% to 62.9%, and he threw for 1,539 yards and 15 touchdowns with just six interceptions in 10 games. Travis also continued to be a menace on the ground, rushing for 530 yards and another seven touchdowns.

    Despite completing four years of school, Travis still had two years of eligibility remaining. He returned to Florida State for another season, which is when he really broke out.

    In 2022, Travis threw for 3,214 yards and 24 touchdowns against only five interceptions. His rushing took a bit of a step back, with only 417 yards and seven scores in 13 games. However, that can mostly be attributed to his ascension as a passer.

    Travis chose not to enter the 2023 NFL Draft, exercising his sixth year of eligibility.

    As a sixth-year senior in 2023, Travis threw for 2,756 yards, 20 touchdowns, and just two interceptions in 11 starts. Unfortunately, he suffered a significant leg injury against Northern Alabama, ending his season. Florida State was undefeated at the time and finished the regular season without a loss.

    Travis’ Potential in the NFL

    Travis is a tremendous athlete, but he has a lot working against him as he heads to the NFL. For starters, having spent six years at college, Travis is already 24 years old. Additionally, he’s coming off a severe leg injury, which will negatively impact his draft stock.

    Although Travis’ final two seasons were very impressive, he was much older than his competition. Plus, it took him five years to put it all together.

    Pro Football Network draft analyst Ian Cummings sees Travis getting drafted, but he thinks the FSU QB would do well to carve out a career as a backup.

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    “Purely off his film grade, Travis grades out as an early-to-mid Day 3 prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft, who could be sought after as a backup in that range. His injury may complicate his capital, but Travis has enough physical talent and more than enough experience to be a valuable component in an NFL QB room.

    “Travis’ ceiling may be limited by his lacking arm strength and his inconsistency attacking vertically. He needs to be at a higher level operationally to offset those concerns. Travis can still be more consistent in anticipating windows over the middle of the field, and his game does invite volatility under pressure.

    “Nevertheless, as a solid backup and spot-starter who can play a complete game, minimize risks, hit targets with accuracy, and maintain resolve in high-pressure spots, Travis is very much worth a mid-to-late-round pick, and a spot as an NFL safety blanket.”

    Travis’ Highlights, Records, and More

    After having little in the way of accomplishments over his first four collegiate seasons, Travis racked up considerable accolades in his final two seasons.

    He was named second-team All-ACC in 2022 and first-team in 2023. Then, in 2023, he was the ACC Offensive Player of the Year and ACC Player of the Year.

    Despite missing the conclusion of the season, Travis was a Heisman finalist, finishing fifth in the voting. College Football Network also recognized Travis by giving him an honorable mention for the 2023 All-American Offense.

    Travis is an explosive athlete and easy to root for. He’ll be fighting an uphill battle to make an impact at the NFL level. Hopefully, he can navigate his way to a sustained career.

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