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Florida State football quarterback Jordan Travis appears to have suffered a serious injury to his lower left leg in the first quarter against North Alabama on Saturday at Doc Campbell Stadium.
Travis was awkwardly tackled on a 17-yard touchdown on the third drive of the game for the No. 4 Seminoles. Travis, who caught his left leg below his knee, was immediately treated by FSU doctors and coaches. He remained on the ground for several minutes before being taken off the field on a trolley.
Both teams came to midfield to comfort Travis before he was taken to a waiting ambulance while fans chanted “Jordan Travis.” Travis showed his appreciation for the fans and later cheered on his teammates from his hospital bed.
With the Seminoles trailing the Lions 13-0, backup quarterback Tate Rodemaker came in relief of Travis and completed 13 of 23 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns en route to their 58-13 victory. Florida State freshman quarterback Brock Glenn added three completions for 35 yards, as well as one rushing touchdown, marking the first of his collegiate career.
“Congratulations bro,” Travis commented Instagram story From himself watching the rest of the match on his phone while lying in the hospital bed. Travis also provided live commentary on Quindarrius Jones’ 50-yard return for a blocked field goal to end the game. “Block that (expletive)… Go score, go score… They blocked the kick.”
Although the Lions jumped out to an early 13-0 lead after a pair of touchdowns, the Seminoles responded by scoring 58 unanswered points to win. They moved to 11-0 on the season.
“Coming in we knew this would be Jordan Travis’ last game at Doc S. Campbell Stadium and I wanted to see him have a special game and a special experience,” Florida State head coach Mike Norvell said. He said After the game. “Anytime someone gets hurt, it hurts. It hurts to see it, it hurts to bear it. You want bad for this kid because he’s doing everything right. He’s a really special young man.”
Norvell did not provide an update on Travis’ injury. Florida State will face in-state rival Florida State next week.
Contributing: Sydney Henderson, USA TODAY Sports
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