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Jordan Travis starting vs. Notre Dame

Jordan Travis will serve as Florida State’s starting quarterback in the Seminoles season opener vs. Notre Dame.

The announcement came before kickoff, with transfer quarterback McKenzie Milton serving as the second-string gunslinger.

Travis’ bio, via


Has played 12 games at FSU through 2020 season and is 78-for-142 passing for 1,135 yards and six touchdowns while also compiling 787 yards and 10 touchdowns on 120 carries…six straight games played with rushing touchdown is longest stretch by quarterback in program history…only quarterback in FSU history to have four straight games with at least one rushing and one passing touchdown…ranks fifth in program history in rushing yards by quarterback…owns two longest runs by quarterback in program history.


Played in eight games with six starts…was 72-of-131 passing for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for 559 yards and seven touchdowns on 97 carries…also made five-yard reception…broke FSU’s single-season record for quarterback rushing yards, passing previous mark of 504 set by Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward in 1992…average of 5.76 yards per carry was highest in ACC and third-highest nationally among quarterbacks…yards-per-carry average ranked fifth overall in ACC…ranked second in ACC and eighth nationally with average of 14.67 yards per completion…one of nine quarterbacks in FBS with at least 1,000 yards passing and 550 yards rushing…ended season scoring at least one rushing touchdown in six straight games played, breaking FSU’s record for consecutive games with a rushing touchdown by a quarterback…streak was longest active nationally by a quarterback at end of 2020 season…88-yard touchdown run vs. Pitt was longest play by FSU, sixth-longest rush in FBS in 2020 and broke his own program record for longest run by a quarterback…Seminole Scholar…was 12-of-17 passing for career-high 210 yards and one touchdown while rushing 11 times for 48 yards and one touchdown in 41-24 win vs. Jacksonville State…earned Davey O’Brien Award Great 8 recognition for his performance vs. Gamecocks…was 13-of-18 passing for 192 yards and career-best two touchdowns while rushing 12 times for 90 yards and one touchdown in 56-35 win vs. Duke…named Manning Award Quarterback of the Week for his performance vs. Blue Devils…had career-high 107 rushing yards and career-high-tying two touchdowns on 16 carries while also completing 8-of-19 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown in 31-28 victory vs. No. 5 North Carolina…completed career-best 14 passes for 141 yards and one touchdown and rushed 12 times for 47 yards and one touchdown at Louisville…opened season with six rushes for 39 yards vs. Georgia Tech…started at wide receiver at No. 12 Miami…finished game with 52 yards on seven carries, five-yard reception and 12-yard completion…made first collegiate start at quarterback at No. 5 Notre Dame…was 13-of-24 for 204 yards and one touchdown passing and totaled 96 yards and one touchdown on career-high 19 rushes…was 11-of-18 passing for 106 yards and had 80 rushing yards with one touchdown on 14 carries vs. Pitt.


Appeared in each of final four games…was 6-of-11 passing for 79 yards…rushed 23 times for 228 yards and three touchdowns and caught one pass for 18 yards…first player in FSU history with 60-yard completion and 60-yard rush in same game…had 63-yard completion and 61-yard rush in 49-12 win vs. Alabama State…finished game vs. Hornets with three completions for 71 yards and four carries for team-best 69 yards…made FSU debut with three carries for team-high 94 yards and two touchdowns in 38-31 victory at Boston College…scored on 66-yard run in fourth quarter to clinch win…rush was longest touchdown run by a quarterback in program history…first play was 26-yard touchdown run on 3rd-and-3…became first FSU quarterback with two rushing touchdowns in a game since EJ Manuel vs. Florida in 2012 and first to lead Seminoles in rushing since Jameis Winston at Boston College in 2013…66-yard touchdown run also was one of three 60-yard touchdowns vs. Eagles, marking only fourth time in program history the Seminoles registered three 60+-yard touchdowns in one game…was 1-for-1 passing for six yards and rushed five times for seven yards and one touchdown at No. 8 Florida…rushed 11 times for 58 yards, caught 18-yard pass and was 2-of-3 passing in Sun Bowl vs. Arizona State.