Florida State QB Jordan Travis sends positive message from hospital


Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis shared a video from his hospital on Sunday, assuring Seminoles faithful that he was in good spirits despite sustaining an apparently serious leg injury on Saturday night.

“What’s up, y’all? It’s Jordan,” he said. “Just want to let you know I’m doing good, feeling good, I got a smile on my face. I’m just gonna follow God’s plan. … I appreciate you all for all the messages. Go Noles.”

Travis did not address the condition of his left leg, and coach Mike Norvell hadn’t met with the media as of mid-day Sunday to update the condition of the senior quarterback.

Travis, 23, suffered the gruesome-looking injury during the first quarter of Seminoles’ 58-13 win against North Alabama on Saturday night at Tallahassee, Fla.

Travis was injured on a tackle by Shaun Myers after a 16-yard gain. He motioned for the training staff and soon had his lower leg put into an air cast.

He was taken via ambulance to a nearby hospital. After the game, Norvell couldn’t offer specifics of the injury but said it was tough to take.

“Coming in we knew this was Jordan Travis’ last game at Doak Campbell Stadium. I wanted to see him have a special game, special experience,” Norvell said.

“Anytime someone gets hurt, it hurts. It’s painful to see, it’s painful to have to go through. You want so bad for that kid because he does everything right. He really is a special young man.”

The injury is a major blow for Florida State (11-0), which is competing for a spot in the College Football Playoffs. Ranked No. 4 by the CFP entering the weekend, the Seminoles were overtaken by Washington (11-0) in Sunday’s Associated Press Top 25 rankings and fell a spot to No. 5.

Travis entered the contest with 2,735 yards passing, 20 touchdowns in the air and just two interceptions. He also rushed for seven scores.

Travis completed 2 of 4 passes for 21 yards as well as the 16-yard run before exiting.

Tate Rodemaker replaced Travis at quarterback and rallied the Seminoles from a 13-0 deficit to the blowout victory. He was 13-for-23 passing for 217 yards and two touchdowns.