Former Penn State Basketball Player Ross Travis Re-Signs with the Indianapolis Colts

By Matthew Filipovits on February 26, 2019 at 4:06 pm
Aug 20, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts tight end Ross Travis (43) reacts after running for a first down against the Baltimore Ravens during the third quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

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Former Penn State basketball standout Ross Travis will continue his NFL journey, re-signing with the Indianapolis Colts.

Travis joined Pat Chambers' program in 2011, after a celebrated high school basketball career in Minnesota. He was a consistent presence for four years, starting 98 games during his time in Happy Valley. Although he wasn't a prolific scorer (6.3 career points per game), Travis made a name for himself as one of the program's most tenacious rebounders, averaging 6.2 boards per game for his career.

The NBA was never really in the cards for Travis, but standing at 6'6/248, the power forward decided to try his luck in the NFL. He participated in Penn State's 2015 Pro Day in an attempt to get on team's radars. After not hearing his name called on draft day, he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Travis played sparingly in his two years in Kansas City, catching eight balls for 58 yards during his tenure. He was waived about midway through the 2017 season. He was claimed by the Colts the next day, where spent the remainder of the season. He was expected to compete for a roster spot in 2018 but suffered a torn ACL in the final game of the preseason, forcing the Colts to place him on IR.