Returning starter at tight end who has terrific hands as a pass catcher and been a valuable run blocker... A Preseason All-Big 12 selection by Phil Steele.
2011: Played in all 13 games with six starts... Recorded 10 catches for 104 yards and one touchdown... Hauled in a one-handed touchdown at Miami... Caught one pass for 15 yards at Texas Tech... Tied his career high with two catches against Oklahoma... Made a 34-yard reception against Texas A&M that set up a touchdown... Also caught one pass against Missouri, Oklahoma State, Texas, Iowa State and Arkansas.
2010: Appeared in all 13 games, starting 10... Totaled seven catches for 103 yards and one touchdown... Had the best game of his career at Colorado in which he set career highs in catches (2), yards (64) and longest catch (40)... His 40-yard reception set up K-State's second touchdown, while he had a diving 24-yard catch in the third quarter... Hauled in his first career touchdown reception at Kansas, a 13-yarder... Caught one pass for 13 yards against UCLA and another pass for eight yards vs. Missouri State.
2009: Saw time in two-tight end sets in all 12 games... Made his first career reception against Tennessee Tech, a 16-yarder... Carded a career-long 21-yard reception against Texas A&M... Finished the season with two catches for 37 yards.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-star prospect by Scout.com and the 13th-best player in the state of Kansas... A tight end at Olathe East who also played quarterback and punted... Helped lead the Hawks to three straight district titles... Was a KFBCA all-state punter as a senior... Also named to the PrepStar All-Region team... Garnered all-league, all-state and all-metro honors as a senior in 2007... Played for head coach Jeff Meyers... Also played basketball and ran track... Was the state champion in the javelin as a sophomore... Also set the school record in the javelin.
PERSONAL: Travis Tannahill was born February 8, 1990... Parents are Mendy and Nathan Tannahill... Majoring in education and business.