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Ross John Travis (born January 9, 1993) is an American football tight end for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college basketball at Penn State and did not play college football.[1] After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.[2]

Ross Travis
No. 43 – Indianapolis Colts
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1993-01-09) January 9, 1993 (age 26)
Chaska, Minnesota
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Chaska (Chaska, Minnesota)
College:Penn State
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2019
Receiving yards:123
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at

College basketball careerEdit

Travis was rated as a three-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals and was considered one of the top college prospects in Minnesota. As a freshman, he played all 32 games starting 16, he averaged 4.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in his first year. He won the team's Scrappiest Player Award which is voted by teammates and coaches. In his final three years at Penn State, Travis averaged 7.0, 8.3, and 5.5 points per game as a sophomore, junior and senior. He finished his career with the Nittany Lions as a four-year letterman and played a career total of 133 games and started 98.[3][4]

Professional careerEdit

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Having not played football since freshman year of high school eight years prior, Travis was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad as an undrafted free agent on September 7, 2015.[5] He was released by the Chiefs on September 14, 2015 but was re-signed on November 17, 2015.[6][7] He re-signed with the Chiefs on January 18, 2016.[8]

On November 27, 2017, Travis was waived by the Chiefs.[9]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On November 28, 2017, Travis was claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts.[10] In his Colts debut, Travis had two catches for 33 yards.

On August 30, 2018, in the last preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Travis suffered a torn ACL injury after catching a pass from quarterback Phillip Walker for a first down on 4th & 6, prematurely ending his 2018 season. On September 1, 2018, Travis was placed on injured reserve.[11]

On February 26, 2019, Travis was re-signed by the Colts.[12] He was released on August 31, 2019.[13] He was re-signed on November 25, 2019.[14]


  1. ^ Former Penn State forward Ross Travis chasing dream by declaring for NFL Draft
  2. ^ Physicality of pads looms for impressive young Chiefs tight end Ross Travis
  3. ^ "Ross Travis penn State career and bio". December 10, 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "Ross Travis stats - Penn State". REALGM. October 9, 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "Chiefs Announce Roster Moves". September 7, 2015. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  6. ^ Conner, Matt (September 14, 2015). "Chiefs add former Seahawks LB to practice squad, release Richard Gordon from IR". Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  7. ^ Thorman, Joel (November 18, 2015). "Chiefs worked out free agent TE Joseph Fauria, sign another TE to practice squad". Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "Ross Travis Transactions".
  9. ^ Williams, Charean (November 27, 2017). "Chiefs waive Ross Travis".
  10. ^ "Colts Claim Former Chiefs Tight End Ross Travis". November 28, 2017.
  11. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 1, 2018). "Colts Announce Final 2018 Roster Cuts".
  12. ^ "Roster Move: Colts Re-Sign TE Ross Travis". February 26, 2019.
  13. ^ Walker, Andrew (August 31, 2019). "Colts Announce Final 2019 Roster Cuts".
  14. ^ "Colts Place TE Eric Ebron On Injured Reserve; Sign TE Ross Travis". November 25, 2019.

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