Ross Travis Makes Kansas City Chiefs’ 53-Man Roster
Ross Travis, Penn State third-leading rebounder in program history, can now call himself an NFL tight end. Travis follows in the footsteps of former University of Miami basketball star and Seattle Seahawk Jimmy Graham in making the Kansas City Chiefs’ final 53-man roster Saturday.
Travis initially gave his football dream a shot last year when he participated in Penn State’s Pro Day and eventually earned a preseason camp invite with Bill O’Brien’s Houston Texans. However, the 6-foot-7, 235-pound Travis would head to Kansas City and impress head coach Andy Reid enough to earn a spot on the Chiefs’ 2015 practice squad.
The Chaska, Minn., native was a high-flying force for the Nittany Lions during his career in Happy Valley, proving athleticism certainly wouldn’t be an issue for the 23-year-old, but hammering down the intricacies of playing tight end in the NFL — especially learning how to block — came naturally to Travis.
He’s currently listed third on the depth chart out of four tight ends to make the roster, joining starter Travis Kelce, Demetrius Harris, and James O’Shaughnessy. Travis recorded four catches for 28 yards during the preseason and could make his NFL debut as soon as next Sunday’s 1:00 p.m. season opener at Arrowhead Stadium against the San Diego Chargers. Pat Chambers is surely grinning ear to ear.
Your ad blocker is on.
Please choose an option below.
Purchase a Subscription!
About the Author
Want to be a part of the nation’s premier student-run media outlet? Want to have your words read or your pictures seen by hundreds of thousands of readers and social media followers? More importantly –do ya like having fun? Believe it or not, it’s that time again. Onward State is hiring for the spring semester and we’d […]
The report outlines 31 instances of hazing university-wide that occurred between 2013 and 2019, including dates, a general description, and details of the sanctions levied.
Send this to a friend