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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Colorado Rapids announced today the signing of 18-year-old defender Jackson Travis to a four-year Homegrown Player contract with two club options. Travis becomes the 16th player in Rapids history to sign a Homegrown deal with the team.

“We’re delighted to sign a promising young talent like Jackson to a Homegrown Player deal,” said Pádraig Smith, Executive VP & General Manager. “He’s a dynamic, left-footed full back with excellent physical and technical qualities that make him an attacking threat and has shown great potential while training with our first team last year. We look forward to seeing him continue to develop and contribute to our club.” 

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Travis first joined the Rapids Academy in August 2020 and began his career with the club’s U-17 Academy team, playing a key part in their run to the quarterfinals of the 2021 MLS NEXT Cup. His performances with the academy side saw him regularly invited to train with the Rapids’ First Team during the 2021 season. 

TRANSACTION: The Colorado Rapids sign defender Jackson Travis to a four-year Homegrown Player contract with two club options on March 4, 2022.

Jackson Travis

Position: Defender

Height: 5-8

Weight: 148

Birthdate: February 23, 2004

Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi 

Nationality: USA