7. Jordan Travis, Florida State
It’s a little hard to believe that this marks Year 5 of college football for Jordan Travis, and his fourth in Tallahassee. But after a solid 2021 season, Travis returns as the established starter for Florida State, a program desperate for its first winning season since — *checks notes* — 2018.
During the 2021 season, Travis played in 10 games, while completing 62.9 percent of his pass attempts for 1,539 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions.
A big part of the package with Travis, however, is his elusiveness as a runner — both to extend plays when the pocket breaks or a schemed-up run calls (zone reads, bootlegs). Travis (officially) ran for 530 yards last season and seven touchdowns. The dude was given an incredible workload behind an offensive line that allowed 3.0 sacks per game.
Going back to the 2000 season, only nine ACC quarterbacks have thrown three or more touchdowns on 15 or fewer pass attempts, while also rushing for a touchdown, in the same game. That’s exactly what Jordan Travis did for Florida State in a come-from-behind win over UNC. Travis completed 11-of-13 for 145 yards and three touchdowns. Travis also ran 121 yards and two scores, too.