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Travis Bruffy

School

Texas Tech

Position
Offensive Line
Major
Finance & Accounting (Double Major)

Classroom

Travis Bruffy has boasted a 3.35 GPA over his collegiate career as a double major in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech. He is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree after earning the accolade following the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Outside the classroom, Bruffy has served a pair of prestigious internships as he spent two weeks in the summer of 2018 as an intern for an oil and gas company in Midland, Texas. He later worked two weeks this past summer as an intern on the foreign currency exchange desk at Credit Suisse in New York City where he spent time shadowing floor traders. He plans to pursue a master’s of business degree when his playing career is complete.

Character

Bruffy was elected a captain by his teammates for a second consecutive season. On top of his role on the field, Bruffy is the president of the Texas Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and has served in similar leadership roles at the Big 12 and NCAA levels. This past summer, he was one of 15 student-athletes across all sports and one of four from the sport of football to attend the autonomy portion of the NCAA Convention where he received a vote on important student-athlete legislation.

Community

Bruffy is heavily involved in the Lubbock community as he volunteers at local elementary schools at least 3-5 times a semester to promote their reading program. He has also taken part in visits to the local Boys & Girls Club and served with the Special Olympics. In addition, he has also volunteered at several local churches and food banks to feed the needy over the holidays.

On campus, he helped create the “I Got Your Back” mental health awareness campaign through his role on SAAC. He also developed the “ReSAACyle” recycling competition among his fellow student-athletes.

Competition

Bruffy is entering his third year as a starter on the offensive line and has appeared in 34 games for the Red Raiders since his 2016 true freshman season. He has started in 22 of those games, helping Texas Tech maintain one of the nation’s top offenses. He started at left tackle in each of the past two seasons, earning honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades by the conference coaches. He has helped push the Red Raiders to one bowl appearance during his career, which came at the 2017 Birmingham Bowl.