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83 - Travis Adkins
Travis Adkins
Birth Date: Feb. 19, 1990
Height: 6-5
Weight: 275
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lebanon, Tenn.
High School: Wilson Central
Position: DL
Major: General Curriculum

Travis is a big, quick, intelligent football player who has the potential to surface when post-season recognition is handed out...returning starter at the rock defensive end position...among the strongest players on the defensive side of scrimmage and getting stronger with his continued work in the weight room...has enjoyed two solid seasons in action...has the aggressive ability to be a great pass rusher...figures to be an important part of Tech's plans along the defensive front in his junior campaign.

AT TECH -- (In 2009): Started all 11 games at defensive end (rock)...made 29 total tackles to rank third among defensive linemen...had five stops against both Eastern Illinois and Tennessee State...earned two turnovers in road games...recovered a fumble at Eastern Kentucky and intercepted a pass at UT Martin, returning it nine yards.

(In 2008):
Played in all 12 games as a true freshman and proved to be an active defender...finished his first season with 14 total tackles and also blocked a kick...also broke up a couple passes...had 2.5 tackles-for-loss and 1.5 quarterback sacks...made career-high three assisted tackles against Jacksonville State...had two quarterback hurries at Austin Peay...blocked a PAT attempt at Louisville.

HIGH SCHOOL: Travis came to the Golden Eagles out of Wilson Central High School...earned first-team all-region and first-team All-Midstate honors playing a dual role as a receiver and defensive end...on offense, he had 12 catches and one touchdown...on defense, he compiled 38 total tackles, five tackles-for-loss, one sack, four QB hurries, one interception and recovered two fumbles.

PERSONAL: The son of Jimmy and Kristi Adkins...birthdate is February 19, 1990..full name is Travis Andrew Adkins...enrolled in general curriculum.