83 - Travis Adkins
Travis Adkins
Birth Date: Feb. 19, 1990
Height: 6-5
Weight: 275
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
High School: Wilson Central
Position: DL
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

A key member of the 2011 senior class, Travis will be a leader on-and-off the field for the Golden Eagles...has played in every game for the past three years and has helped provide a deep and talented group of players on the defensive line...could see his role increase in 2011 as the returning starter at the "Rock" position up front...sure-handed tackler and an aggressive pass rushing threat...big, quick and intelligent football player who has the potential to surface when post-season recognition is handed out...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 as starter at defensive end...figures to be an important part of Tech's plans along the defensive front in his final campaign...enters the year with 66 career tackles and 8.5 tackles-for-loss.

AT TECH (In 2010): Travis played in all 11 games and was the starter in nine contests...ranked third among defensive linemen with 24 total tackles, including four tackles-for-loss...broke up one pass and had two quarterback hurries...recovered a dumble and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown against Lane College...matched his career-high with five tackles twice, making five stops against both UT Martin and Eastern Illinois...had 1.5 tackles-for-loss against the EIU Panthers.

(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...broke up two 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...majoring in interdisciplinary studies.