Gopher safety accepts invite to premier talent evaluation bowl
Senior safety joins Jalen Myrick in showcase game
Seven Gophers on defense and special teams were named All-Big Ten
Minnesota held its annual awards banquet on Sunday afternoon
Minnesota represented by Tracy Claeys, Mitch Leidner, Jack Lynn and Damarius Travis
2016 • SENIOR SEASON: Started all 13 games • led team with 83 tackles • made five tackles for loss, broke up four passes, made two interceptions and recovered one interception. Game-by-Game: Recorded four tackles and broke up one pass against Oregon State • tallied four tackles with one fumble recovery against Indiana State • made eight tackles and had one interception against Colorado State • made nine tackles and had one pass breakup at Penn State • registered seven tackles against Iowa and made six tackles at Maryland • made an interception and recorded eight tackles against Rutgers • notched six tackles at Illinois • recorded a team high eight tackles against Purdue • tallied six tackles at Nebraska • registered four tackles against Northwestern • recorded six tackles at Wisconsin • broke up one pass and made seven tackles against Washington State.
2015: Started against TCU and made 10 tackles • missed the rest of the season with an injury • received a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA and was granted one more year of eligibility, which he is using during the 2016-17 season.
2014 • JUNIOR SEASON: Started seven of 13 games played • made 61 tackles, including 3.5 for a loss • broke up five passes • recorded two interceptions, forced one fumble and recovered one fumble. Game-by-Game: Broke up one pass against Eastern Illinois • made three tackles against Middle Tennessee • made three tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, and broke up one pass at TCU • tallied four tackles, one interception and .5 tackle-for-loss against San Jose State • broke up two passes and made one tackle at Michigan • made five tackles, broke up one pass and made one interception for the final play of the game against Northwestern • tallied seven tackles, including one for a loss, against Purdue • recorded three tackles (one tackle-for-loss) at Illinois • made five tackles against Iowa • notched seven tackles against Ohio State • made eight tackles and returned a fumble 24 yards at Nebraska • second on the team with a season-high 10 tackles at Wisconsin • made five tackles against Missouri.
2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 13 games and started two • made 28 tackles and broke up four passes. Game-by-Game: Made two tackles against UNLV • recorded three tackles at New Mexico State • started against Western Illinois and recorded one pass breakup and two tackles • registered two tackles against San Jose State • saw action against Iowa • made one solo tackle at Michigan • started at safety at Northwestern, where he made three tackles and broke up two passes • recorded one tackle and broke up one pass against Nebraska • made four tackles at Indiana and three tackles against Penn State • registered four tackles against Wisconsin • made two tackles at Michigan State and against Syracuse.
2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in all 13 games and made eight tackles. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut at UNLV • recorded his first career tackle in a win against Syracuse • had three tackles at Wisconsin • made one tackle vs. Michigan and one at Nebraska • notched two tackles vs. Texas Tech.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Pensacola High School • led team to a 9-3 record, a district championship and a regional semifinal game as a senior • named second-team Florida Class 6A all-state • earned all-area honors • coached by Mike Bennett.
PERSONAL: Born April 19, 1994 • son of Gregory and Catherine Travis • has already earned his degree in sport management • working on a certificate program in human resource development.
Elite Access: Gophers Visit Children's Hospital
Members of the Gopher Football team and head coach P.J. Fleck visit with patients at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in May 2017.
Elite Access: Delivering the Oars
P.J. Fleck is bringing "Row the Boat" to Minnesota! Last week Coach delivered oars to several campus businesses for display. Elite Access is presented by Cub.
Elite Access: Coach Fleck's Busy Week
Cub brings you an "Elite" inside look at some of head coach P.J. Fleck's activities during the week of May 8-12, 2017.