Travis Hunter - Updated Jul 2024

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Travis Hunter

Travis Hunter is a popular American football player. Travis Hunter is currently playing for the Colorado Buffaloes. Moreover, he has also played for the Jackson State Tigers.

Early Life and Education

Travis Hunter was born Travis Hunter Jr. on May 18, 2003, in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States. His age is currently 20 years old. He was born to his father Travis Sr. but his mother’s details are not available. Travis holds American nationality but his ethnicity is unknown. According to his birthdate, he was born under the birth sign Taurus. Other than this there are no details about his early life and childhood.

Regarding his educational history, he is currently attending Colorado University for his graduation. He completed his high school education at Jackson State University.

High School Career

Hunter was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, and he moved to Georgia when he was an eighth grader. He played wide receiver and cornerback for the Eagles while attending Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, Georgia. He had 49 receptions for 919 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore, and he led the county with seven interceptions. Hunter won Georgia Player of the Year honors from MaxPreps after making 51 tackles, eight interceptions, and 137 catches for 1,746 yards and 24 touchdowns as a junior.

Additionally, he set single-season records for receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns in Gwinnett County. He did this while leading the Eagles to a 12-3 record and a spot in the Class 7A state championship game. Hunter had 76 receptions for 1,128 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, as well as 23 tackles, four interceptions, and a forced fumble. This was despite missing five games due to an ankle injury sustained mid-season.

Travis Hunter

Caption: Travis Hunter was captured during his match
Source: Yahoo Sports

Moreover, he finished with a perfect 15-0 record and Collins Hill’s first state championship in school history by making 10 catches for 153 yards and a touchdown in the state championship game. He also forced a fumble. In his final high school game, Graham-Kapowsin defeated them 40-36 in the GEICO State Championship Bowl Series. Hunter had 10 receptions for 178 yards and two touchdowns. With 48 touchdowns, he also surpassed Braxton Hicks’ previous mark for receiving touchdowns in a career in Georgia. Hunter was chosen to participate in the Polynesian Bowl in 2022, where he recorded five receptions for 54 yards and was named offensive MVP. He also made a defensive interception.

Recruiting

According to 247Sports.com, Rivals.com, and ESPN, Hunter was ranked as the top overall recruit, just ahead of Walter Nolen. He committed to the Seminoles on March 3, 2020, one day after his first visit to Florida State, where he had received a scholarship in November 2019. In addition to other schools’ offers, he rejected those from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, and Oklahoma.

In an unprecedented move, Hunter switched his commitment to the Jackson State Tigers, coached by Florida State alumnus Deion Sanders, on December 15, 2021. The previous month, on November 20, he had visited the school and witnessed their sold-out Soul Bowl victory. Hunter, the top recruit in the country, signed with an HBCU or an FCS program, making history as the first five-star recruit to do so. According to Sports Illustrated’s Dustin Lewis, it was “likely the most shocking decision in the history of college football recruiting,” and according to 247Sports.com’s Steve Wiltfong, it was “the biggest signing day moment in the history of college football.”

College Career

In the first-ever nationally televised HBCU spring game, Hunter had two receiving touchdowns and two interceptions against Jackson State. On November 12, 2022, Hunter made his first interception and a collegiate touchdown against Alabama A&M. Hunter played in seven games as a freshman and recorded 15 total tackles, nine pass breakups, two interceptions, one recovered fumble, and one defensive touchdown. He also added 14 receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns while playing offense. It was widely reported that Hunter would probably join the program after Deion Sanders left Jackson State to become the head coach at the University of Colorado. Hunter accessed the transfer portal on December 19. Two days later, he made his transfer to Colorado official.

Personal Life

Travis holds a straight sexual orientation. As for his relationship status, he is currently in a relationship with Amyah Jackson. It’s been a while since the two started dating. Amyah participates in college football as another sport. He has previously dated Leanna Lenee.

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Caption: Travis Hunter with his ex-girlfriend
Source: Instagram

Travis Hunter – Net Worth 2024

This professional footballer has earned a hefty amount of money throughout his career. He has a net worth of $6 million as of 2023. But he hasn’t disclosed his salary and other asset values.

Brand Endorsements

On February 16, 2022, news broke that Hunter had signed a Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) contract with Columbus, Mississippi-based J5 Caffe, a Black-owned coffee shop. On July 27, 2022, Hunter and Greenwood agreed to a multiyear endorsement agreement that will help Hunter’s community learn about the benefits that fintech has to offer. He is Greenwood’s first NIL deal. He started working as a brand ambassador for Michael Strahan’s companies in September.

Social Media

Reflecting on his social media presence, he is active on Instagram and Twitter. His Instagram account ‘@db3_tip’ has gained more than 588K followers and has shared 48 posts. Likewise, he joined Twitter in May 2019 and has more than 52.4K followers on his account ‘@TravisHunterJr’.

Travis Hunter – Body Measurements

Talking about his physical appearance, Travis Hunter has an athletic body type. He stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch and wweighs75kg. However, there are no details about his body size, dress size, shoe size, waist size, and so on. But looking at his pictures we can assume that he has a pair of black eyes with black colored curly hair.

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Caption: Travis Hunter posing for a photo
Source: Instagram