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Travis Wilson | Quarterback

Team: Utah Utes
Age / DOB:  (21) / 12/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 233

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Utah HC Kyle Whittingham said senior Travis Wilson remains the school's starting QB.
Whittingham expects Kendal Thompson to push Wilson, who started much of last season but was benched for a stretch during the UCLA game. Both have starting experience since Wilson has a history of head injuries. The Utes will rely heavily on running back Devontae Booker but like to spread defenses out with spacing and quick passes. Jul 29 - 1:37 PM

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Utah junior QB Travis Wilson passed for 158 yards and a touchdown and ran for 91 yards and three scores in Saturday's 45-10 win over Colorado State.

The 91 rushing yards were a season-high for Wilson. After getting benched for a few games in October, Wilson turned his season around and ended it quite hot. The 6-foot-7, 233-pound Wilson will lead a Utes squad that returns most of its starters in 2015 and will be looked at as a darkhorse Pac-12 contender.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:20:00 PM

LA Times' Scott Wolf reports that Utah HC Kyle Whittingham said he expects to start Utah junior QB Travis Wilson versus USC.

The 6-foot-7, 233-pound Wilson was benched during the UCLA game in the Utes' upset win over UCLA a week ago. Wilson will be back starting at quarterback after Oklahoma transfer and dual-threat dynamo Kendal Thompson struggled in the first half versus Oregon St. HC Whittingham replaced Thompson with Wilson in the second half in their double-overtime win against the Beavers. This season, Wilson has seven TDs and is completing 56.8 percent of his passes, while Thompson has two touchdowns and two interceptions and is completing 59.6 percent of his passes. With the competition still up in the air, we still could see Kendal Thompson make an appearance versus USC if Wilson struggles.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 02:01:00 PM

Utah benched junior QB Travis Wilson after two series in Saturday's upset win over UCLA.

Wilson, a statuesque pocket passer, hadn't been consistent enough through the air to justify keeping Oklahoma transfer and dual-threat dynamo Kendal Thompson on the bench. Thompson rushed for 83 yard in this one, sparking Utah's offense. Barring injury, Wilson's time as starter might be done. The same may be true of the 6-foot-7, 233-pounder's odds of getting drafted.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 02:45:00 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Utah junior QB Travis Wilson has been "inconsistent as a passer" despite not yet throwing a 2014 interception.

The 6-foot-7, 233-pounder has a huge matchup on deck against UCLA. "[Wilson is] coming off a poor outing at home against Washington State (47.4% completions, no touchdowns)," Brugler wrote. "It won't get much easier against the Bruins' opportunistic defense that has four touchdowns this season." Stud Utes' WR Dres Anderson figures to be matched up against star UCLA CB Ishmael Adams. That'll be must-see TV.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 05:59:00 PM

Utah junior QB Travis Wilson completed 11-of-20 attempts for 181 yards and five touchdowns to push the Utes to a 59-27 triumph over Fresno State on Saturday.

He also had 11 rushes for 37 yards. Wilson has now gone 24-for-38 for 446 yards and six touchdowns in two easy Utah wins. The 6-foot-7, 233-pounder hasn't yet thrown an interception. Wilson and Dres Anderson form one of the nation's most dynamic duos; both are being watched closely by NFL scouts.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 12:21:00 AM

Utah junior QB Travis Wilson completed 13 of 18 attempts for 265 yards and one touchdown in the school's 56-14 win over Idaho State.

61 of those yards occurred on a single screen pass, but Wilson completed a nice 48 yard pass on a vertical route. Wilson added a rushing score from two yards out after he helicoptered his way into the end zone. Wilson was considered a future draft prospect and battled back from significant head injuries.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Utah has named junior Travis Wilson the team's starting QB.

Wilson began 2013 as the team's starter and held the spot for a majority of the season until suffering a nasty concussion. In fact, there were murmurs out of Utah that Wilson might be forced to retire from the sport. He was cleared to participate in spring football and beat Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson out for the starting nod.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 12:26:00 PM

Utah junior QB Travis Wilson was cited for possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor at a concert on Friday.

Despite it seeming like Wilson has been at Utah for seven years, the junior is only 20 years old. "We are still in the process of gathering information on the incident," said head coach Kyle Whittingham in a statement. "Once we have all the facts, we will handle the situation internally and determine any disciplinary action that should be taken." Wilson is the odds on favorite to be the school's starting quarterback after he was medically cleared following a head injury.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 10:59:00 AM

Utah junior QB Travis Wilson has been medically cleared to play after dealing with an intracranial artery (head) injury.

The school's athletics twitter account is already calling Wilson the starter, so things must be trending that way. Wilson was cleared to participate in spring ball, but things were not looking good back in February. Doctors were calling Wilson's issues at the time "concussion related," so this is a note worth watching.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 02:30:00 PM

Utah junior QB Travis Wilson (concussion) has been cleared to participate in spring ball.

Wilson's season ended early in November when he suffered a concussion against Arizona State. Preliminary tests intimated that Wilson's career might be in jeopardy due to damage in his intracranial artery. Fortunately, that turned out not to be the case. Wilson has only been cleared for non-contact drills, but Lya Wodraska of the Salt Lake Tribune reminds us that the "Utes don't hit their QBs anyway."
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 09:43:00 PM

Doctors told Utah sophomore QB Travis Wilson there is still a chance he plays football again.

"We do not believe it is life threatening, and there is a possibility he could play football in the future if it remains stable," team doctor David Petron said. Wilson will miss the remainder of the season after a pre-existing condition was found during concussion tests. he is a promising prospect, but health is more important.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 10:51:00 AM

Utah sophomore QB Travis Wilson will miss the remainder of the season, and potentially much more, due to a concussion suffered against Arizona State.

"Neurological tests following concussion revealed "pre-existing condition" according to Utah release, has potential to be career-ending," beat writer Lya Wodraska tweeted. Symptoms were not apparent until the following day, and Kyle Whittingham met "at length" with Wilson and his father yesterday. The school's release did state no decision has been made on Wilson's career at this time.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 02:21:00 PM

Utah sophomore QB Travis Wilson will miss Saturday's game against Oregon due to a concussion.

The quarterback did not travel with the team. Wilson, statistically speaking, has had a very up and down season, tossing 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions while completing 56.1 percent of his passes. The sophomore has NFL size, so he'll draw interest heading into next season.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 11:13:00 AM

Utah sophomore QB Travis Wilson completed 22 of 44 attempts for 288 yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions in a 34-27 loss to UCLA.

Wilson's passes were very erratic in this contest, and UCLA even dropped a few other possible interceptions. Most targets were overshot, but the Bruin pass rush certainly didn't allow Wilson to have extra time. He had only thrown three picks prior to this game.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 09:02:00 AM