March 27, 2013

Travis Jervey Earns Spot in South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame

Columbia, S.C. - Former Citadel football standout and NFL player Travis Jervey has been selected for enshrinement in the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.

Jervey and seven other prominent figures in the state's athletic history will be inducted into the hall on May 13 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Tickets for the event will be sold in tables for eight for $500 and can be purchased by calling the Hall of Fame office at 803-779-0905.

Joining Jervey in the Class of 2013 are former South Carolina baseball coach Ray Tanner and Gamecock baseball great Hank Small; former Clemson director of athletics Bill McLellan, Tiger quarterback Homer Jordan and former "Voice of the Tigers" Jim Phillips; Furman basketball star Clyde Mayes and legendary Bamberg-Ehrhardt baseball coach David Horton.

Phillips and Small will be enshrined posthumously.

A Charleston native, Jervey waited his turn to play at The Citadel after backing up All-American Everette Sands for three seasons, but when his time came he had six 100-yard rushing games as a senior in 1994 and his 224 yards against VMI is the fourth-best effort in school history. His 96-yard run on the opening play in that season's Oyster Bowl against Keydets in Norfolk, Va., remains the longest running play in school history.

He finished the 1994 campaign with 1,171 yards, good for fifth in school history, and no one has rushed for more yards since. He averaged 7.7 yards per carry that season and had 12 touchdowns. He ranked third in the Southern Conference in rushing and sixth in scoring and was named second team All-Southern Conference by both the coaches and media. For his career, he rushed for 1,490 yards.

Jervey played professionally for nine years with the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons, and became the first Citadel player ever to win a Super Bowl ring when he was a member of the Packers' championship team in 1996.

Jervey earned Pro Bowl honors in 1997 and was enshrined in The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.

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