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2 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Travis Green

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In which BracketCat counts down the second day until kickoff with a profile of defensive back Travis Green.

A devastating knee injury ended Travis Green's season prematurely in 2013. But he is back, working harder than ever, and he has taken over Ty Zimmerman's No. 2. He's definitely not one to shy away from a challenge.
A devastating knee injury ended Travis Green's season prematurely in 2013. But he is back, working harder than ever, and he has taken over Ty Zimmerman's No. 2. He's definitely not one to shy away from a challenge.
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Goal No. 2: UNSELFISHNESS. There is no "I" in TEAM.

TravisGreen

#2 Travis Green
Redshirt Junior
6-1 | 207
Omaha, Neb.

Bio

Position: Defensive Back

Previous Colleges: Iowa Western Community College; Dodge City Community College

Projection: Third-String*

Status: On Scholarship

Travis Dion Green (b. Aug. 15, 1993) is a young defensive back who came from the community college ranks prior to 2013 and played the first half of the year. He now will look to become a part of the playing rotation in 2014.

In those six games before a torn ACL ended his season, Green carded tackles in three straight games at Texas, at Oklahoma State and against Baylor, while he also forced a fumble against the Longhorns.

I list him as third-string with an asterisk because to do otherwise would require a ret-con of the Sean Newlan entry in which I listed him as second-string. But all reports now are that Green is pushing or beating Dylan Schellenberg.

Green helped Iowa Western, quarterbacked by Jake Waters, to win its first NJCAA national championship in 2012.

He played outside linebacker and strong safety for the Reivers during his redshirt freshman year, and was named to the All-Midwest Conference first team as a defensive back in 2012.

Green earned back-to-back Player of the Week honors for his performances against North Dakota SCS and Ellsworth Community College. He recorded 62 tackles that season, including seven tackles for loss.

He also tallied one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and five interceptions, two of which he returned for scores.

Green signed and redshirted at Dodge City Community College in 2010 before deciding to play closer to home at IWCC, so he has two more years to play two seasons for us. He also verbaled to K-State as a high school senior.

He led Omaha High School North to back-to-back district titles in 2008 and 2009; was a three-year letter-winner for coach Larry Martin; and was an all-state, all-district and all-metro performer in 2010.

Green tallied more than 100 tackles and 10 interceptions during his last two prep seasons.