BREAKING: Jordan Travis announces return to Florida State in 2023
Florida State is entering the postseason at an exciting time with the FBS Transfer Portal opening, multiple players mulling NFL Draft decisions, and the FBS Transfer Portal being opened. Although there are many distractions, the Seminoles showed great focus during their first week in bowl practice.
On Monday night, head coach Mike Norvell received his first piece of good news since the regular season wrapped up over a week ago.
Redshirt junior and starting quarterback Jordan Travis has announced plans to return to Florida State for a fifth season in 2023. Although this was the expectation for the second half of the year, Travis has made it a big deal to publicly confirm his intentions.
After Florida State’s win against Florida on Black Friday Travis talked about the reasons behind his decision.
” I will continue to pray to God. You just have to keep working. Travis stated that there is so much to be improved. “I’m going celebrate tonight, man. This career has been incredible. It’s been a blessing from the gentleman upstairs. Keep praying to God, and keep working .”
This is great news for the Seminoles. Under Norvell and quarterbacks coach Tony Tokarz, Travis has made great strides. He was noticeably more confident in 2022 and utilized his athletic ability to make plays through the air rather than dazzle defenses on the ground (which he’s still done at times).
The Florida native started in all 12 of Florida State’s regular season games for the first time in his career. Travis was healthy throughout the season, except for an awkward tackle against Louisville. That was crucial for the Seminoles’ offense. With one contest remaining in the year, he’s completed 63.2% of his passes for 2,796 yards with 22 touchdowns to four interceptions while adding 367 yards and seven more scores on the ground.
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Travis is the fourth quarterback in program history to account for 30 touchdowns and 3,000 total yards in a season, joining Heisman Trophy winners Charlie Ward, Chris Weinke, and Jameis Winston. He currently has a streak of six consecutive games that have at least three touchdowns and one or less turnovers. This is the longest streak in Florida State history, and the tie for the longest in the country.
His performances have been remarkable throughout Florida State’s five game winning streak. Travis was named Second Team ALL-ACC. With a return to Tallahassee, he has a legitimate opportunity to enter 2023 as a favorite for conference player of the year and on the shortlist for the Heisman Trophy.
Having Travis back in the fold is a win-win situation for the Seminoles. Florida State can push to be a top-ranked team next season with their starting quarterback returning. Norvell also has another year to evaluate Travis’ potential successor.
FSU is currently set to have three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster outside of Travis in 2023; redshirt sophomore Tate Rodemaker, true freshman AJ Duffy, and four-star commitment Brock Glenn.
In his career at Florida State, Travis has appeared in a total of 34 games, completing 399/651 passes (61.3%) for 5,470 yards with 43 touchdowns to 16 interceptions. He’s also rushed 329 times for 1,694 yards with 24 more scores. Travis has caught 3 passes for 25 yards and a touchdown. He’s the only player in school history to rank in the top-10 for career passing and rushing touchdowns.
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