Ex-Virginia Tech RB Travon McMillian announces grad transfer to Colorado

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Virginia Tech’s <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/243681/" data-ylk="slk:Travon McMillian">Travon McMillian</a>, left, runs the ball against Georgia Tech’s <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/229997/" data-ylk="slk:Corey Griffin">Corey Griffin</a> in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Atlanta, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Virginia Tech’s Travon McMillian, left, runs the ball against Georgia Tech’s Corey Griffin in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Atlanta, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

With Phillip Lindsay off to the NFL, Colorado has a lot of production to replace at the running back position.

Travon McMillian could fill that void.

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McMillian, a graduate transfer from Virginia Tech, announced Saturday that he will complete his collegiate career with the Buffs. The 6-foot, 205-pound McMillian rushed for 2,152 yards and 16 touchdowns over his three seasons with the Hokies.


McMillian’s first season at Tech was his best season. As a freshman, he rushed for 1,042 yards and seven scores, but hasn’t matched that production in the seasons since. In 2016, McMillian totaled 671 yards and seven scores before rushing for 439 yards and two scores in 2017.

At Colorado, McMillian joins a running back group alongside senior Donovan Lee (422 yards), junior Beau Bisharat (106 yards), sophomore Kyle Evans (400 yards) and redshirt freshman Alex Fontenot.

After winning 10 games and the Pac-12 South title in 2016, the Buffs went 5-7 in 2017.

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