Travis Jervey
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Travis Jervey
Travis Jervey
No. 32, 36
Position:Running Back
Personal information
Born: (1972-05-05) May 5, 1972 (age 47)
Columbia, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school:Mount Pleasant (SC) Wando
College:The Citadel
NFL Draft:1995 / Round: 5 / Pick: 170
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:503
Return yards:843

Travis Richard Jervey (born May 5, 1972 in Columbia, South Carolina)[1] is a former American National Football League Running Back; he spent 9 seasons playing for the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers, and Atlanta Falcons. He was a member of the Packers team that defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI; in 1997 he was the first Packers' player to make the Pro Bowl as a special teams player. Jervey is perhaps best known for his 1998 season with the Green Bay Packers, in which he started a career-high 5 games before suffering a season ending broken ankle on Monday Night Football [2] In 1996 he finished fourth in the "NFLs Fastest Man" competition, in one memorable heat he outran Cowboys star Herschel Walker.[3] In 1999, he signed a 4-year free agent contract with the 49ers worth $6 million.[4]

Jervey was a 5th round pick (170th overall) of the Packers in the 1995 NFL draft, in 109 career games he rushed 129 times for 503 yards and 2 touchdowns, caught 10 passes and returned 36 kicks for 843 yards.[5]

He attended Wando High School in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and played collegiately at The Citadel in neighboring Charleston where he rushed for nearly 1,500 yards and 12 touchdowns; as a senior in 1994 he ran for 1,171 yards, the 5th highest season total in school history and set a record with a 96 yard run against VMI in the Oyster Bowl.[6]

Jervey was inducted into both The Citadel and South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.[7]


While playing for the Packers, he lived with teammate LeShon Johnson in Green Bay, WI. The two owned a pet lion named Nala, which they purchased from a Dallas pet store for $900.[8]


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