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Ross Travis Makes The Final Cut For Kansas City Chiefs’ 53-Man Roster

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The former Penn State basketball star is now an NFL tight end

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Former Penn State basketball player Ross Travis, who eschewed pro hoops for a shot at an NFL career after graduating a year ago, happily tweeted last night that he had made the final cut for the Kansas City Chiefs’ 53-man roster.

Travis, who had joined the Chief’s practice squad last Fall, will back up the starting tight end Travis Kelce. Obviously, Ross has worked hard and performed well enough in training camp and during the preseason to impress the Chiefs staff to the point where they’re offering him the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham, both former college hoops players who have successfully translated their athleticism to the NFL.

We here at BSD all wish Ross the best and look forward to picking him up off the fantasy waiver wires (hopefully sooner rather than later).