Andrea AdelsonESPN Senior Writer2 minute read
Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis was carted off the field with a cast on his left leg after being injured on a first-quarter run against North Alabama on Saturday night.
Travis was crossing midfield when the North Alabama players converged on the entrance. His leg bent at an odd angle beneath him as he landed on the grass and stayed on the ground. The coaches immediately ran toward him as the sold-out Florida State crowd fell silent.
His teammates knelt and watched in stunned silence as the car approached him. They put a cast on his leg and as he was loaded into the car, the crowd began singing “Jordan Travis.” He was immediately taken to an ambulance after he was carried off the field.
Travis has led Florida State to an undefeated season and a No. 4 ranking down the stretch. In his sixth year, Travis has become one of the best quarterbacks in the country after beginning his career at Florida State as a Wildcat quarterback.
Coach Mike Norvell saw promise in Travis and helped him develop into a complete player, using his running and passing skills in 16 consecutive victories. This season, Travis has thrown for 2,734 yards with 20 touchdowns and two interceptions, adding seven touchdowns on the ground.
Tate Rodemaker, who spent the last two seasons as Travis’ backup, replaced him during the game.