Travis Bond (born December 10, 1990) is a Canadian football offensive lineman for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina. He has also played for the Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Rams and Los Angeles KISS. Bond is notable for his size, having been nicknamed "Treetop" as a child.[1]

Travis Bond
No. 58 – Edmonton Eskimos
Position:Offensive lineman
Personal information
Born: (1990-12-10) December 10, 1990 (age 29)
Powellsville, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:356 lb (161 kg)
Career information
High school:Windsor (NC) Bertie
College:North Carolina
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 214
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:1-Game Injured List
CFL status:International
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:2
Games started:0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at CFL.ca

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 6 in
(1.98 m)
329 lb
(149 kg)
35 12 in
(0.90 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
5.27 s 4.96 s 7.85 s 22.5 in
(0.57 m)
8 ft 9 in
(2.67 m)
22 reps
All values from NFL combine[2]

Minnesota VikingsEdit

Prior to being drafted, Bond was victim of a hit and run when he was run over by a truck driving between 10 and 20 mph. The truck was dented in two spots, but Bond walked away without any obvious injuries; it was several weeks later when Bond was lifting weights that he felt discomfort in his wrist from the incident.[3][4] On April 27, 2013, he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round, 214 overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.[5] Bond was released by the Vikings on August 31, 2013 (along with 18 others) to get to a 53-man roster[6] and signed to the practice squad the next day.

Carolina PanthersEdit

The Carolina Panthers signed Bond off the Vikings practice squad on November 13, 2013. He played in two games for the Panthers in 2013.[7] He was waived from Carolina on May 19, 2014.

St. Louis RamsEdit

The St. Louis Rams acquired Bond off waivers on May 20, 2014. He was waived during final cuts on August 29, 2014.

Los Angeles KISSEdit

On November 16, 2015, Bond was assigned to the Los Angeles KISS of the Arena Football League (during the off-season).[8]

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

On March 8, 2016, Bond signed a contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.[9] He played in 12 games for the team in 2016, and for his stellar play, was named to the league All-Star team.[10] Bond played in 16 games with the Blue Bombers in 2017, and became a free agent the following year.

Edmonton EskimosEdit

Bond initially signed with Winnipeg's hated rivals, the Saskatchewan Roughriders for 2018. Despite receiving a notable signing bonus, Bond was released after the preseason, and signed with the Edmonton Eskimos, where he played 17 games.[11] Bond signed an extension with Edmonton for 2019,[12] where he played in 13 games and recorded his first career special teams tackle.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/football/bombers/the-name-is-bond-travis-bond-381687671.html
  2. ^ http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/profiles/travis-bond?id=2539955
  3. ^ https://www.dailynorseman.com/2013/4/27/4276278/massive-travis-bond-could-show-emphasis-for-run-game
  4. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/vikings/2013/04/27/vikings-north-carolina-offensive-lineman-travis-bond-hit-by-truck/2117771/
  5. ^ "Vikings' pick at No. 214: North Carolina offensive lineman Travis Bond". 1500espn.com. Archived from the original on October 1, 2015. Retrieved April 27, 2013.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  6. ^ Hasan, Arif (August 31, 2013). "Minnesota Vikings Release Final 53-Man Roster, Final Cuts". DailyNorseman.com. SB Nation. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  7. ^ "Travis Bond". nfl.com. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  8. ^ "LA KISS ADD 3 FORMER NFL PLAYERS". www.lakissfootball.com. Los Angeles KISS. November 17, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "Bombers Add Offensive Lineman". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  10. ^ "TRAVIS BOND". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on November 22, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  11. ^ https://3downnation.com/2018/06/18/eskimos-sign-former-riders-bombers-ol-travis-bond/
  12. ^ https://globalnews.ca/news/4952184/edmonton-eskimos-free-agency-mike-reilly/

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