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.