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Jordan Travis Named Maxwell Award Semifinalist

TALLAHASSEE – Florida State starting quarterback Jordan Travis is one of 17 semifinalists for the 87th Maxwell Award presented to the best player in college football, it was announced Monday.

Travis, a redshirt senior from West Palm Beach, is Florida State’s all-time leader in total offense and touchdowns responsible for, records he achieved earlier this year. Travis is averaging 289.4 yards of offense per game in 2023, with 27 total touchdowns and just two turnovers.

Travis has led the Seminoles to 16 consecutive wins, the third-longest winning streak in FSU history and the fifth-longest in ACC history. Florida State is 10-0 overall and completed ACC play a perfect 8-0 for the 10th time overall and the first time since 2014.

A three-time ACC Quarterback of the Week, Travis is one of three players nationally with at least 20 touchdown passes and two or fewer interceptions. He is one of eight players with 20 passing touchdowns and seven rushing touchdowns.

In Saturday’s win against Miami, he became the first Florida State starting quarterback with three wins against the Hurricanes and extended his streak with a touchdown pass to 22 games. Earlier this season, he set an FSU record with 16 consecutive games accounting for multiple touchdowns, the second-longest streak in the ACC over the last 20 years.

Travis had a stretch of 184 pass attempts without an interception, the fifth-longest streak in program history and 13th-longest in ACC history. He leads the nation in passer rating (202.99) and yards per attempt (11.0) against ranked opponents, and is fourth nationally in completion percentage (74.2) against ranked opponents.

Travis began the season with a career-high four touchdown passes and a fifth touchdown on the ground in FSU’s 45-24 win over No. 5 LSU. In the second half against the Tigers, Travis had a QBR of 99.9, the highest rating in a half by any quarterback nationally against a ranked opponent since 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston in 2013.

Travis ranks among the top-three in the ACC in passing yards per game, passing efficiency, points responsible for per game, total offense per game, passing touchdowns, yards per pass attempt, yards per completion and completions per game.

On top of FSU’s career touchdown and total offense records, Travis is No. 2 at FSU in his career with 65 passing touchdowns and 8,622 passing yards. Travis is No. 3 with 631 completions, 27 wins as starting quarterback and a 62.5 completion percentage. He also is No. 4 on the program’s career list with 31 rushing touchdowns.

Finalists for the 2023 Maxwell Award with be announced November 28 with the winner announced as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show on December 8.

Florida State hosts North Alabama at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on The CW for Travis’s final game in Doak Campbell Stadium.

Media Contacts

Derek Satterfield – Senior Associate Communications Director: dsatterfield@fsu.edu; 645-7683

Steven McCartney – Assistant SID: smccartney@fsu.edu; 644-3920

Christa Salerno – Assistant SID: csalerno@fsu.edu; 644-5653

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Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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