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23   Travis Minor
Travis Minor


Baton Rouge, LA

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190


At Florida State: One of the nation’s top returning tailbacks who could finish among FSU’s top three all-time rushers...battled injuries throughout last season, but still managed to lead the Seminoles in rushing for a third straight season...has 2,295 carrier rushing yards at FSU...had a tremendous spring where he concentrated on his speed and breaking the big play...has been a terrific tailback for the Seminoles throughout his career particularly in the big games...coaches have the utmost confidence in his ability to make the plays...slowed by injuries in the Sugar Bowl, but still shook loose on a daring fourth down toss-sweep that may have been the turning point in the game...deceptively powerful tailback who runs well in the Seminoles three returning starters in the backfield and they will be asked to carry the team early as the receiving corps is young.

Junior Year (1999): FSU’s top rusher for the third straight season...finished the year with 815 yards and seven touchdowns on 180 rushing attempts...moved up to fifth on the FSU all-time rushing list with 2,295 yards...has also moved to fifth on the school’s career rushing touchdown chart with 23...caught 16 passes out of the backfield for 102 yards...suffered an ankle sprain at Florida and was forced to miss most of the second half...including that game, Minor still averaged almost 100 yards per game against AP Top 10 teams in his career as a starter (686 yards in 7 games - 98.0)...carried the ball nine times for 35 yards against Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl...rushed for 122 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries in FSU’s 41-35 win over Georgia Tech...had the second-best rushing day of his career against Miami with 146 yards and one TD on 25 attempts...scored twice at UNC as the Seminoles opened up a 28-0 lead in the first quarter...rushed 29 times for 100 yards and a score in a hard fought 17-14 win at Clemson...three 100-yard rushing games came in three of the four closest games of the season.

Sophomore Year (1998): Named first-team All-ACC after playing in 11 games during the 1998 season...started nine games during the year, while limited in the Miami and Georgia Tech games with an ankle injury...hurt in the first half of the Southern California game, finishing the game with 19 yards on seven carries...rushed for over 100 yards five times, including the final four games of the regular season...set an FSU record with 34 carries in the season opener versus Texas A&M...rushed for a season-high and his second highest career total with 146 yards and one touchdown against the Aggies...rushed the ball 15 times for 83 yards in the National Championship game versus Tennessee...recorded two touchdowns against Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest...rushed 28 times for 130 yards and one touchdown against Virginia...carried the ball 30 times for 127 yards in the victory over Florida...named Dominator of the Game following the Texas A&M and Virginia games...also totaled 21 receptions for 189 yards and one touchdown...caught three passes for a season-high 56 yards at Wake Forest...named ACC Offensive Back of the Week against Texas A&M...named Offensive MVP and Most Dependable Back by the offensive coaches at the conclusion of the 1999 spring scrimmage...

Freshman Year (1997): Began the season as one of the most heralded recruits in Florida State history and ended it as the ACC Rookie of the Year...earned starting tailback honors midway through the year and finished with 623 yards rushing and nine touchdowns on 112 carries...added 27 receptions for 207 yards and two more scores...led the team in rushing and finished fourth in receptions...totals do not include an impressive Sugar Bowl performance in the win over Ohio State...ran for 53 yards on 12 carries and caught a game-high nine passes for 55 yards against the Buck-eyes...tied E.G. Green for the team lead with 11 total touch-downs...made the first start of his career at Virginia and responded with 157 yards on 17 car-ries...scored on an 87-yard run on the first play of that game and added 68 yards receiving...added two more 100-yard rushing games...posted 128 yards on 30 carries at North Carolina...ran for 142 yards on 21 attempts and a score at Florida...started four times and compiled 493 yards rushing (five TDs) and 156 receiving yards (two TDs) in those games...his nine rushing scores tied for the 10th most in a season in school history and his 87-yard run at UVA was the fourth longest from scrimmage in program annals...earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors four times and was a second team all-league selection...also named FSU’s top offensive newcomer by the coaching staff...

High School: One of the most highly-touted recruits ever to sign with Florida State after a distinguished prep career at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, LA...USA Today’s Offensive Player of the Year...attended the same high school as FSU’s all-time leading rusher and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer Warrick Dunn...rushed for 2,649 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior...three-year prep totals included 4,706 yards rushing and 52 TDs...averaged 12 yards per carry as a senior while carrying his team to the state semifinals...also caught 25 passes for 598 yards and 10 scores...amassed 763 return yards and four TDs...caught 62 balls in his career for 1,344 yards and 20 scores...a two-time first team all-state performer and Louisiana’s Player of the Year as a senior...first team Parade All-America..a SuperPrep All-America and their top-rated running back and No. 7 overall prospect...also named to the PrepStar Dream Team and Reebok All-America team...selected Florida State over LSU, Notre Dame and Florida...

Personal: Born June 30, 1979...a sports management major...wore Warrick Dunn’s jersey number 28 in high school but switched to No. 23 at FSU to make his own name for himself.





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