Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis was taken off the field in the first quarter against North Alabama on Saturday night, wearing an air cast on his left leg. The injury occurred as he ran across midfield, and North Alabama players tackled him, causing his leg to bend awkwardly. He remained on the turf, prompting trainers to rush to his aid while the crowd fell silent.
Teammates, in stunned silence, kneeled and observed as Travis was carted off the field. The crowd started chanting “Jordan Travis” as an air cast was placed on his leg before he was loaded onto the cart. Following the cart exit, he was promptly placed into an ambulance.
Florida State coach Mike Norvell, in an interview with the CW at halftime, expressed concern for Travis. “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.”
Jordan Travis, who had led Florida State to an undefeated season and a No. 4 ranking, sustained the injury in his sixth year. He transformed from a Wildcat quarterback to one of the country’s top signal-callers under Norvell’s guidance. Travis has contributed to 16 consecutive victories, showcasing both his running and passing abilities. In the current season, he has thrown for 2,734 yards with 20 touchdowns and two interceptions, along with seven rushing touchdowns.
As Travis’ replacement, Tate Rodemaker, who served as his backup for the past two seasons, led the Seminoles to 24 unanswered points, securing a 24-13 halftime lead.