This is a wonderful thread that shows how sports fans sometimes have the ability
to put things into perspective. This is a terrific, talented kid--who, like
another talented and classy Ute QB (Jordan Wynn), had his dream cut down early
because of injury. I am (like others have expressed) so happy that this was
discovered before Travis sustained any permanent injury and I believe that if we
hadn't been made aware of this by the documented cases of the last few
years, (McMahon, Seau, Webster, Cal Beck and so many others) that it's
likely Travis would have been told to man up and go stick his head in someones
chest. Get better, kid! Whether you play another down or not, you are a true Ute
and we were lucky to get to watch you play.
I hate that it takes something this serious to bring people together. I wished
the BYU/UTAH rivalry only remained on the football field. Travis
Wilson, here's hoping that you have a speedy recovery. Our thoughts and
prayers are with you and your family. Respectfully,Cougarnation
As a BYU fan I want to wish Travis the very best and a speedy recovery. Our
thoughts and are with you and your family.Best of luck to you.
Tough break for a very high character young man. Here's hoping for a
complete recovery for you Mr. Wilson.
Thank you for your contributions to Utah football, Travis. I wish you nothing
but the best!
The poor Utes are snake bit this season like BYU was last year.Bummer!
Travis Wilson has comported himself well and has been a credit to his team win
or lose. All the best for a speedy diagnosis and a full and wonderful life. I
hope he is able to return to the game he loves. If not, I hope he looks forward,
not backward and has an awesome future.
I know its been said before, but from a lifelong Cougar fan, Good luck, and I
hope you are healthy and able to play again.
Nothing but respect for Travis Wilson. I wish him nothing but the best.
It's interesting to note how many forms a blessing can take. As many posts
above have stated, if not for the concussion the more subtle condition might
never have been detected. It was indeed a thrill to watch Travis lead the Ute
offense this season. In addition to be a first class young man, Travis is one
tough competitor. His character, drive, and determination will take him far.
A heart felt 'thank you' from this Utah fan for your
example on and off the field. You represented the University of Utah will class
and dignity. It would be great to have you back on the field next year but your
health comes before football. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Reading Coach's quotes on it from the team's website nearly brought
tears to my eyes. Very disheartening to hear about this, and best wishes go out
to the kid and his family at home as well as his family on the football field.
So sad to here that Travis's football career could be over, but glad that
his condition was discovered before he suffered any more damage.Wishing Travis well as he is recovering and hope he finds success in his
Hang in there Travis. When one door closes others open up.
And another Coug fan: I hate to see it when any player suffers a concussion,
but this one may have saved Wilson from suffering something more serious later
on. Prayers are with you Travis!
From another Coug: Best wishes, Travis. I hope you recover fully and life is
good to you. And, if all is well, I hope you return to the field. I enjoy
watching your exciting style and talent. Our thoughts and prayers are with
you.Go Travis!!! Go Utes!!!
I love the posters who before this came out were wanting him to get the boot,
now it is a different story. I like the guy and his potential,....ute fans? Not
From another BYU fan wishing Travis all the best for a bright future. So sorry
about this development.
Get well soon Travis!
I like to spar with the Ute fans as much as the next Coug, but this goes WAY
beyond rivalry talk. I sincerely hope that Travis is able to overcome this. All
the best to him and his family, and if he's able, I hope to see him back
out on the field some day.
Such sad news. All of the sudden rivalries don't matter and the fragile
nature of the athletes are much more important.Travis, hopefully you
will have a full recovery and be back to doing the thing you love best playing
quarterback.In any case good luck in your recovery.
TW! You are the man. Devastating news. Keep holding your head high. I want
to personally thank Travis for providing some of the most exciting Utes football
we've seen in years! His future is extremely bright. Whether in football
or not, he'll continue touching lives as he already has.Thanks,
Travis Wilson! Here's to a speedy recovery. The whole of Ute Nation is
pulling for you, brother.Go TW! Go Utes!
You never want to see anyone get hurt. Get better soon. Football is just a game,
your head is forever. Take care of it!
From a BYU fan, I hope you get better quickly. Sorry to see this happen.
Best wishes go out to Travis and his family.
This BYU fan was so impressed with how you played against my cougars earlier
this year. Your post game comments in victory epitomized class. I hope you
have a complete recovery and can play next year and realize your potential.
Best wishes Travis. Thank you for being a class act on and off the field. You
have maturity beyond your years and deserve many more years of health and
happiness. Our prayers go out to you for a full recovery and I'm glad they
found this before more concussions or damage on the field could have led to more
health problems in your future. We see so many football players in
their 40's & 50's suffering through health problems most of us
never experience until our 70's. Football takes years off your life. It is
time for the NCAA to deal with head trauma and I'm glad the NFL is finally
addressing it. Thanks to the BYU fans who have shown so much class
and support to Travis too. Both sides talk so much trash, it tarnishes
everything that is good about football and rivalries. When something like this
happens, good to see everyone on both sides offer support and encouragement
through an injury.Best wishes Travis and thanks for being such a
great young man and representative of the University of Utah.
From down South...Get better soon.
To Travis and Ute nationSorry to hear the news!! Playing college sports is
great but your health is the most important thing!!! Good luck in your recovery
and your life!!!Go Utes Onward and Upward!!!
Glad they found the problem before something more serious happened. Hope that
he is okay and this won't negatively impact his life at all. Good luck
Travis Wilson.BYU fan
Terrible news, hoping for a quick recovery for Travis.I'm sorry
but it's just the way these things are handled that does not appear to be
forthcoming or is it just me?From a hand injury to a concussion to
this??? Wow. Unbelievable Ute QB luck.Wishing the best
for Travis and his future.
That is a terrible thing to hear, let us hope he comes out of this healthy
regardless of whether he ever plays football again.
This is just a rumor on the Ute Board but since he received a concussion he had
a head scan and found out his blood vessels in his brain are thinner than normal
but it is treatable, but likely he is out for the season if he has this
From this BYU fan, this is pretty heart-breaking. Best of luck to him in his
Not so much of a Utah fan but hope Travis can get the needed medical help and
make a full recovery, even if it means he will not be able to play football
again. There is more to life than football.
"re: The Rhett Wilkinson article.A public apology by the DN to Kyle
Whittingham and the Ute Program would be appropriate."ekute:Not going to happen. That "commentary" was taken down AFTER news
of Wilson's condition became public, and yet the comments remain.DNews. Business as usual.
I hate to see season-ending injuries at any level- little league, high school,
college or professional....by any player.The Best to you in your
future. Hopefully the diagnosis will be treatable and it sounds like it was
good to catch it now. A good prognosis is deserved, in my view.Good
From a BYU fan, I wish Travis and the Utes, the best. The young man's
health supersedes any of our usual "rivalry nonsense!
I wish Travis a complete and full recovery. After seeing the documentary on PBS
on concussions in football, this is no trivial matter. This young man has a
whole life ahead of him outside of football. I hope he is able to enjoy many,
many years of great health.
The best to Travis.re: The Rhett Wilkinson article.A public
apology by the DN to Kyle Whittingham and the Ute Program would be appropriate.
This is unfortunate news. Travis was a gutsy QB and always played with grit and
determination which earned this BYU fans's respect. Get well Travis and
best of luck. Hope to see you on the field again next year.
Wilson seems like a good kid with the right priorities. It sounds as though
this is a medical condition that may have nothing to do with football so we
should all lay off the "end of college football" talk. I agree that
this concussion could save his life in the end. It was what got him the right
scans to discover a more serious issue that's been silently lurking. As a
cancer survivor, I know that blessings don't always feel like one at the
time. Best of luck to Travis in all that he faces. He showed amazing
potential as a QB but will now need his strong character more than ever.
I'm a BYU fan but have total respect for his game as I watched him make
accurate passes in tight traffic and great play all around. His hand injury
slowed him down but that was just temporary. Good luck, Travis and speedy
recovery & healing
Very nice young man. Here's hoping he fully recovers. There's always
next year for football and your team and that can all wait. Your health and
recovery is the top priority.
Really bad and sad news. A real bummer. This will definitely hurt Utah's
chances in their final 2 games and of possibly going bowling. I'm a avid BYU and USU football fan. But I do pull for Utah whenever they
aren't playing either of those 2 teams. It hurt to see them fall apart in
the 2nd half of Saturday's game. Before then, a person could almost smell
an upset coming on. I truly believe that most BYU and USU fans will
be sincerely hoping for a speedy and complete recovery for Travis. He seems like
a genuinely nice guy and does have some very real talent. In the
meantime, I hope this bad news will motivate the Utes to win their last 2 games
of the regular season as a tribute to Travis.
I really like Travis and wish him nothing but the best. Football is fun and
Travis is a great QB but no game is worth endangering your long term
neurological health over. Best of luck to Travis and his family and
BYU fan hoping all is well. Dealing with people in my own line of work with TBI
this is something that should never be taken lightly. I am glad that
college football and NFL are paying more attention to the effects of TBI. Get well Wilson, hope you can come back completely healthy.
That's a gut blow for the Utes, but terrible news for Travis. Very sorry to
hear that. Always wish well to these young men and young women who work so hard
to be great at what they do. I hope it is neither career ending or life
challenging. Best wishes.
This has been such a disappointing season after so much promise at 4 - 2.
However, something like this really puts into perspective the things that are
most important in life.This concussion sounds like it was a blessing
in disguise if it led to the diagnosis of a more serious problem. Hopefully,
Travis can recover and go on to success with or without football.As
always, Go Utes!
Apparently the doctors found something that may have been there since birth and
could have put his life at risk if it hadn't been discovered. While it is
disappointing facing the possibility of not being able to play anymore, it is
good they diagnosed this before he had far more serious problems. Everyone
should be grateful for that. Take care of yourself Travis, our thoughts are with
I hope he's all right. Man it's been a ruff year for the Utes. Utah
seems to be jinxed at QB; just can't catch a break.
This is a difficult blow for Travis personally I am sure. You never like to be
eliminated by a health concern beyond your control. Best of luck to him.
Travis, we're all cheering for you now.
Sad to hear about Travis. Hope he makes a complete and full recovery.Go Utes.
Travis Wilson, like Jordan Wynn before him, is a class guy, and even if his
football career ends prematurely like Wynn's did, I hope he can leave the
game without any bitterness and find something in life he can enjoy and be good
at. Even though I'm a BYU Fan, I want to send my very best
wishes to Travis, his family and the entire Utah Ute team.
These things can be scary. Whatever it is, it's good they found it now
rather than later.Thoughts and prayers go out to Travis and his
family.And thanks in advance for thoughtful comments from the more
classy BYU fans.
I am very thankful for the current awareness in sports regarding Brain Injuries.
20 years ago Travis would probably have been told to man up, and could have
suffered permanent damage.I hope that all things work out for this
BIG group hug from everybody to Travis! It has been a total thrill to watch you
play every down this year! Win or lose, I have LOVED every bit of it. Hoping for the best in the days to come!
What a disappointment to Ute Nation! I am not a Ute fan, but this kid had so
much potential and showed so much early in his college career. If I am right,
he had two more years to play college football and get even better than he
already is. With his size and football intelligence, I could see him in the
NFL. Above all, I hope he recovers well from whatever this is. Good luck young
Ouch. I hope he recovers fully. I wonder if this head trauma issue is going to
bring an end to college football.
All the best to you Travis. We hope you get the medical care and attention you
need and that you are able to return to full strength next season.Best wishes always,A BYU Fan
Terrible news.Hopefully it is not career ending. Travis really
looked like a young guy that had a bright future. He has the skills to become a
great QB in the PAC 12 and possibly the NFL.
So sad for him. Football doesn't matter for him anymore. Couldn't be
more proud of how he's handled himself with the hardest schedule in the
entire country.If he can get back on the field, GREAT. I would love
to see HIM be the one to take us to the Pac 12 title game. If he can't, we
certainly understand and support his health more than anything.Go
This is sad to hear.Hopefully there are no long term effects.But
being diagnosed as a season ender, I hope he makes the choices best for him.Have a good day.
Travis,From this cougar fan to you, get better soon, and make sure
you are 100% healthy before coming back. Good luck to you!