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Episode 68: Travis Blanks | Former Clemson All-ACC Defensive Back

Episode 68: Travis Blanks | Former Clemson All-ACC Defensive Back

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Travis Blanks
    • Travis has remained in Clemson, SC now working with the Block C Club because Clemson feels like home
    • Grew up in Fort Myers, FL before moving to Tallahassee, FL and played on the same Pop Warner football team with Sammy Watkins
    • Football and track were his two primary sports and was ranked 3rd in the state of Florida for the hurdles
    • A pivotal moment in life was being able to attend North Florida Christian School
    • He was not a fan of one particular NFL team, however, Sean Taylor was a player that he would strive to be like on the field
    • As he looks back on his recruitment, it is sometimes surreal to think that coaches like Les Miles, Nick Saban, Jim Tressel, and Dabo Swinney were calling him
    • Some of the toughest games at Clemson were against Notre Dame, Louisville and even NC State
    • Would have been content with a loss to LSU in the Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl in 2012 because he knew they gave it everything they had
    • Still thinks about the loss to Alabama in the national championship game because of breakdowns in the game but does not dwell on the loss
    • Knows God has a plan for his life and has been able to move forward even though he wasn’t able to fulfill his dream of playing in the NFL due to 2 ACL tears while at Clemson
    • Believes that sports can help shape your perspective in life and so many traits can be instilled in each person from sports that are applicable in life
    • Words of Wisdom from Travis Blanks: “Be the best version of you.”

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Joe Camporeale | USA TODAY Sports

About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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