In a tough game against North Alabama on Saturday night, Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis faced a scary moment. During the first quarter, as he was making a run across midfield, he got tackled in a way that left his left leg in an awkward position. The stadium fell silent as he stayed down on the turf, and trainers quickly rushed to his aid.
Teammates, just as shocked as the crowd, took a knee, and the atmosphere became tense as the cart came out to take him off the field. An air cast was put on his leg, and the crowd, showing support, started chanting “Jordan Travis” as he was loaded onto the cart. The situation was serious enough that he was immediately taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
Florida State coach Mike Norvell, while speaking with the CW at halftime, expressed concern for Travis, saying, “Obviously, our thoughts are with Jordan right now, but I was proud of how our guys fought back. I don’t have any update, but obviously, it didn’t look good.”
Tate Rodemaker, who had been Travis’ backup for the past two seasons, stepped into the game and performed admirably. He threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns, contributing to Florida State’s impressive comeback with 58 unanswered points, resulting in a 58-13 victory.
Travis has been a key player for Florida State, leading them to an undefeated season and earning the No. 4 ranking. In his sixth year, he has evolved into one of the country’s top quarterbacks after initially starting as a Wildcat quarterback. Norvell played a crucial role in developing Travis into a well-rounded player, utilizing both his running and passing skills during a remarkable 16-game winning streak.
This season, Travis has showcased his talent, throwing for 2,734 yards with 20 touchdowns and two interceptions, and scoring seven rushing touchdowns. The incident is a setback for both Travis and the team, and everyone is anxiously awaiting updates on his condition.