FSU's Travis Nominated For 2023 Good Works Team

TALLAHASSEE – Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis is among a select group of nominees for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, it was announced Tuesday.

Travis enters the 2023 season as a Heisman Trophy candidate after a stellar 2022 campaign in which he led Florida State to its first 10-win season since 2016 and a Cheez-It Bowl victory over Oklahoma. Travis was named MVP of the Cheez-It Bowl after he gained an FSU bowl-record 468 yards of total offense behind a career-high 418 passing yards and 50 rushing yards in the win, becoming the first player since Joe Burrow in the Jan. 14, 2020 CFP National Championship Game and only the fifth in records dating back to 2000 to record 400 yards passing and 50 yards rushing in a bowl game.

Travis finished the 2022 season 226-of-353 passing for 3,214 yards with 24 touchdowns and only five interceptions while adding 417 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground as well as one receiving touchdown. He was PFF’s highest-graded FBS quarterback and the highest-graded offensive player in the ACC. He is the only player in program history with at least 20 touchdown passes and seven rushing touchdowns in a season, and his 32 touchdowns responsible for rank as the third-highest single-season total in program history. The West Palm Beach native became only the fourth player in FSU history – joining Heisman Trophy winners Jameis Winston, Chris Weinke and Charlie Ward – with at least 3,000 total yards and 30 total touchdowns in a season. His 3,631 yards of total offense ranked fifth on FSU’s single-season list, while his passing yards total was seventh, his passing touchdowns were tied for 10th and his completions were 14th.

Travis led the ACC and ranked third nationally with his average of 8.35 yards per play, ranked first in the conference and fifth in the country with an average of 9.10 yards per pass attempt, led the ACC and ranked eighth nationally with an average of 14.22 yards per completion and led the ACC and was 14th in the country with a pass efficiency rating of 160.1. His average of 247.2 passing yards per game, 24 total passing touchdowns and 64.0 completion percentage all ranked third in the ACC, while his 194 points responsible for and average of 279.3 yards of total offense per game were fourth in the conference.

Off the field, Travis has been an active member of the Tallahassee and greater FSU communities, using both his time and NIL efforts to benefit others. He has participated in numerous school visits, youth camps and shopping trips for children as well as partnering to raise awareness of the importance of health insurance for kids. Additionally, he supports other FSU sports with his attendance, often signing autographs and taking photos with fans, and utilizing his platforms to spotlight their success.

The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team was established in 1992 to recognize the extra efforts made by college football players and student support staff off the field. AFCA became the governing body of the award in 1997, and Allstate has been the presenting sponsor since 2008.

Florida State has placed a student-athlete on the Good Works Team eight different times, including each of the last two seasons. FSU’s current director of football relations Corey Fuller was selected for the team in 1994, followed by Wayne Messum in 1995, Sam Cowart in 1996, Christian Ponder in 2010, Alec Eberle in 2016, Mavin Saunders in 2017, Camren McDonald in 2021 and Dillan Gibbons in 2022. Gibbons was also selected as the captain of last season’s Good Works Team.

Florida State opens its 2023 season in primetime on Sunday, Sept. 3, vs. LSU. The season opener kicks off inside Camping World Stadium in Orlando at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally on ABC.

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