The Green Wave dropped their Conference USA contest against UTEP, 44-7, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Oct. 15, 2011.
Career Notes: Three-year letterman has 145 tackles (96 solo, 49 assists), 10.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, 11 pass break-ups, four interceptions - including one returned for a touchdown - three forced fumbles and one fumble return for his career...played in 37 games with 25 starts...sits atop the depth chart at one of the cornerback positions entering preseason practice and is expected to start at the postion for the third straight season.
2011: Started all 13 games as a junior...named honorable-mention All-Conference USA after leading the team in interceptions (4) while sitting second in pass break-ups (6), fourth with 59 tackles (39 solo, 20 assists) and tied for eighth in tackles for loss (2.0)...ranked tied for sixth in C-USA in interceptions per game (0.31) and 13th in passes defensed per game (0.77)...finished tied for 38th nationally in interceptions per contest...tallied a career-high 12 tackles (5 solo, 7 assists) to go with a pass break-up at East Carolina (10/29)...had 10 stops (9 solo, 1 assists) and returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown at Duke (9/24)...also tallied interceptions against Tulsa (9/10), UTEP (10/15) and Memphis (10/22)...posted a career-best three pass break-ups and an assisted tackle vs UTEP...had six stops (5 solo, 1 assist) and a pass break-up vs Tulsa...added five stops (2 solo, 3 assists) at UAB (9/17).
2010: Started all 12 games as a sophomore, nine at nickelback and four at corner...tied for the team lead in forced fumbles (3) while finishing third in tackles for loss (8.0), fourth in sacks (2.0) and with 67 tackles (44 solo, 23 assists), and tied for fourth in both pass break-ups (5) and forced fumbles (1)...ranked tied for fourth in Conference USA in forced fumbles per game (0.25), tied for 21st in tackles for loss per game (0.7) and tied for 43rd in tackles per game (5.6)...posted a season-best 10 tackles (6 solo, 4 assists) and one tackle for loss vs Ole Miss (9/11)...had nine stops (3 solo, 6 assists), including a half tackle for loss and a forced fumble vs UTEP (10/23)...recorded a career-best 2.0 tackles for loss among six stops (3 solo, 3 assists) vs UCF (11/20)...had single sacks against the Knights and at Tulsa (10/16)...forced and recovered a fumble while tallying seven tackles (6 solo, 1 assist) vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/2).
2009: Played in all 12 games at cornerback as a true freshman...finished tied for seventh on the team in pass break-ups (1) and 16th in tackles with 19 (13 solo, 6 assists)...tallied a season-best six tackles (5 solo, 1 assist) with a pass break-up in the season finale at SMU (11/28)...posted three-tackle outings at Southern Miss (10/24) and at LSU (10/31) and added two-tackle contests vs Tulsa (9/4) and UTEP (11/7).
High School: Four-year letterman at Plaquemine High where he played quarterback, running back, wide receiver and defensive back for coach Blake Kling...named two-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com...named first-team all-district and all-parish as an athlete in each of his final two prep season...as a senior was named first-team all-metro and first-team all-district as a quarterback after completing 36-of-65 passes for 591 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 355 yards on 60 carries on offense while posting 12 tackles and a pair of interceptions on defense...ran for 212 yards and five touchdowns while passing for 132 yards and a score against Port Allen in 2008...named second-team all-district as a quarterback as a junior after passing for 1,312 yards and nine touchdowns, running for 690 yards and 12 scores, and posting 36 tackles to go along with four interceptions...claimed first-team all-parish and second-team all-district honors as an athlete as a sophomore...also earned four letters in basketball as well as track and field.
Personal: Born Ryan Bernard Travis on Dec. 3, 1990, in Baton Rouge, La...son of Bertrone Travis and Heidi Butler...has one brother, Bertrome...cousin, Brian Mitchell, played collegiately at Louisiana-Lafayette and went to play for the Washington Redskins...cousin, Gregory Skidmore, plays football at Northwestern State...majoring in business management.