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Meet the Rookies: Travis Tisdale

Kentucky freshman running back Travis Tisdale brings plenty of accolades with him from the state of Georgia. Ranked by ESPN as the No. 18 running back in America, the first team all-state selection led class 7A with 1,903 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns. Even so, he’s as humble as they come.

“I’m just trying to learn the plays and learn the playbook to get a shot out there,” Tisdale told KSR at UK Football Fan Day.

His humility stems from his background. The son of an Air Force man, Tisdale lived in North Dakota and New Mexico before moving to Valdosta for his high school years.

“When I got there, I knew this is the South. There’s going to be a lot of good competition. New Mexico really didn’t have that. It was a very big difference. Being in Valdosta, Georgia, it really brought me out, I guess, as a recruit. It was a big jump from New Mexico.”

He learned a lot from the interstate moves and even more from his Father. The first lesson: “Be Humble.”

Hear who the 4.2 40-yard dash sprinter models his game after in the NFL, why he chose to play for Eddie Gran and more in the conversation with Kentucky Sports Radio.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 Comments for Meet the Rookies: Travis Tisdale

  1. HoosierCatfan
    7:25 pm August 8, 2019 Permalink

    I bet that young man gets on the field pretty quickly. 4.2 doesn’t sit on the sideline.

    7:54 pm August 8, 2019 Permalink

    He Replaces Rose next year as speed guy in backfield no doubt

  3. JASUN74
    8:07 pm August 8, 2019 Permalink

    We really have some great kids. I swear everyone I’ve saw has been intelligent, very nice and humble. That’s a great combination with being a high level Division 1 Athlete. We just have a high quality bunch of young men.

    • catsfan27
      8:25 pm August 8, 2019 Permalink

      My thoughts as well Jasun. All of these guys seem to be well spoken, humble, and upbeat

  4. notFromhere
    12:21 am August 11, 2019 Permalink

    Got to root for a good kid like this. He reminds me of Gale Sayers just a little bit. Hope he stays healthy, works hard, and enjoys his time here. The rest will take care of itself.