Travis enjoys first year at AU

Published 3:00 pm Monday, January 4, 2010

By By Adam Robinson
Sports Editor

For former W.S. Neal Eagle and first-year Auburn Tiger football player Jamar Travis, the 2009 season was a great season to behold.
Travis and Auburn played in the Outback Bowl Friday against Northwestern. Game results were not known as of press time.
Travis went through a tough time, as far as recruiting, after his senior season at W.S. Neal. Travis had originally committed to Southern Mississippi and later committed to Auburn.
Travis said he had pros and cons for both schools but decided to go to Auburn to have a chance to play in the SEC.
While joining the Tigers this fall, Travis joined former W.S. Neal teammate Jared Cooper.
The Tigers began the season with new head coach Gene Chizic. With a new coach at the helm, many thought the Tigers would manage a 5-7 or a 6-6 season, but the team surprised many and finished 7-5.
The Tigers started the season at 5-0, earning wins against Mississippi State and on the road against Tennessee, posting point totals of at least 37 points in the first four games.
While 5-0, the Tigers then went on a three-game losing streak on the road at Arkansas, at home against Kentucky, and to LSU on the road.
The Tigers then defeated Ole Miss and Furman before losing to Georgia.
In the Iron Bowl against rival No. 2-ranked Alabama at home, Auburn jumped out to an early 14-0 lead over the Crimson Tide and led until the last two minutes of the game before falling 26-21.
Travis’ said his advice to players still in high school would be to get ready to work and play hard every play.

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