Feb. 10, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio - Former Ohio University cornerback Travis Carrie has earned an invitation to the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.
Carrie is one of 10 student-athletes from the Mid-American Conference that will represent the league during the NFL's annual college football draft showcase Feb. 22-25.
"Getting an invitation to the NFL Combine shows that a player from the Mid-American Conference can compete at the highest level," Carrie said. "To receive an invitation to the NFL Combine means everything. It also shows much hard work and dedication can do for you."
Carrie's trip to Indianapolis is part of a busy offseason for the California native. On Jan. 18, Carrie took part in the 2014 East-West Shrine Game® in Tampa, Fla.
His trip to Indianapolis marks the third-straight season an Ohio player has earned an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine. In 2012, former Bobcat and current Indianapolis Colt LaVon Brazill took part in the event. Former Bobcat and current New York Giant Eric Herman then followed him in 2013 with a NFL Scouting Combine invite.
Carrie received the invitation following a standout 2013 season where he earned All-Mid-American Conference honors as both a punt returner (First Team) and as a cornerback (Third Team).
In 2013, Carrie tied for the team lead with four interceptions and owned a league-best 12.7 punt return average. The second-year captain concluded his Bobcat career in style as he picked off a pair of passes, returning them both for touchdowns in the Bobcats' final home game of the year. He became the first Bobcat since Dion Byrun to return two interceptions for touchdowns.
During his six seasons in Athens, Carrie helped the Bobcats to five straight bowls, two bowl victories and a pair of MAC East Division championships.