Jameis Winston has a ‘powerful’ message for FSU QB Jordan Travis following his ‘terrible’ leg injury during game against North Alabama
Winston lauded Travis for a being great leader and wished him a speedy recovery.
Jamies Winston on Jordan Travis leg injury (Image via YouTube)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston returned to his old stomping ground, the Doak Campbell Stadium, to cheer for his alma mater, Florida State. However, he wasn’t expecting to see a horrible injury to the current Seminoles QB, Jordan Travis, that ended his night.
FSU had a spotless (10-0) season up to this point, but on Saturday night, the North Alabama Lions (3-7) were the ones asking all the questions about the home team’s defense. They took a 13-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and only conceded three with just under 2 minutes left on the clock before halftime.
Seeing the game slowly getting out of their hands, Travis tried to rally up his teammates by going on a mazy run. Right in the middle of fields 1 and 10, the 23-year-old took a shotgun snap and took off. He crossed the first down marker as the Lions players tackled him.
While he was falling, one defender’s trailing feet got tangled with Travis’ left leg, and it was left hanging sideways in the air. Immediately, the medics gathered around as players from both teams watched in horror at the gruesome scene. He was carted off to the nearest hospital.
Winston, who has seen Travis make his name at FSU, lauded him for being a leader and wished for a speedy recovery.
I just want to continue to encourage him to stay resilient and to persevere. He's the epitome of that with his journey in his college football career. He was having one of the best years of anybody in college football, man! I just want to say, 'Keep your head up, stand firm, and be strong and courageous. Like the Lord has a plan for you that no man can ever even imagine. So just stay resilient.Jamies Winston told a reporter on the sidelines.
Why did Jamies Winston attend Florida State’s game against North Alabama?
The Saints are on their bye week, so it was a great chance for Winston to go watch FSU. To commemorate his great years in the college football program, the university decided to retire his No. 5 jersey.
Winston spent three seasons with the ACC Juggernauts (2012–2014). He redshirted the first year but did not start any games. 2013 was his breakout year, in which he won every single game (14-0) for the Seminoles, throwing 40 touchdowns en route to winning the Heisman Trophy and the Manning Award.
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