Florida State legend Jameis Winston was present for Jordan Travis’ horrific leg injury on Saturday, which left the Seminole quarterback in an ambulance.
Travis, who has been at the helm of a Florida State team looking to make the College Football Playoff for the first time since Winston took the Seminoles to the Rose Bowl in 2015, was putting together a sensational season. He had completed 64.1% of his passes for 2,734 yards, 20 touchdowns and two interceptions heading into the Week 12 matchup with North Alabama.
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What did Jameis Winston say about Jordan Travis’ injury?
When Winston was interviewed on the Florida State sideline following Travis’ injury, he took the time to praise Travis and wish him the best.
“I just want to continue to encourage him to stay resilient and encourage him to persevere,” Winston said on the sideline. “I think he epitomizes that with his journey in his college football career. He had one of the best years of anyone in college football. And I’m grateful to be able to rock his jersey. With the meaning of his number. ” Because we won the championship in 2013 and he was one of the best quarterbacks this year, man.”
“I just want to keep lifting him up. And just say, ‘Keep your head up, stay steadfast, be strong and be courageous. Like the Lord has a plan for you that no one, no one can ever imagine. So stay resilient.’ .’ And he has done that. So I know I just want to pray to him and his family for his family and their well-being – he’s going to be okay. I know he’s going to be okay.”
Winston, of course, was referring to the FSU team that won the last ever BCS National Championship in the 2013-2014 season, hence the added significance for Travis’ number 13. Winston helmed that team and also won the 2013 Heisman Trophy.
Travis, a transfer from Louisville, is in his sixth season and final year of eligibility at Florida State.
Interview video with Jameis Winston
Here’s a replay of Winston’s entire interview after Travis’ injury: