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Undrafted free agent rookie running back Travis Dye was a five-year producer as a collegian in the Pac 12 Conference. 

After totaling 3,980 yards from scrimmage and 29 touchdowns over four seasons as an Oregon Duck, the Golden State native transferred to Southern California for the 2022 campaign. 

In 9+ games for USC, Dye gained 1,086 yards (884 rush, 202 rec) and scored nine times. His season ended prematurely due to a right leg injury suffered in a November 12 win over Colorado.

"He's going to be playing on an NFL team next year, and probably playing really well," said USC head coach Lincoln Riley following the game. "It breaks your heart, it does. But again, it's part of the game and that's why you have to appreciate every opportunity that you get to coach it, especially to play it. His time here on the field should be with no regrets. He certainly left it all out there and did everything he could for this team, and I know he'll continue to do so."

The 5-foot-10 Dye averaged more than 6.0 yards per carry over a 58-game college career.

Now, he'll try to become the second undrafted rookie running back to earn a spot with the New York Jets in as many years. NC State's Zonovan "Bam" Knight spent the first half of the 2022 campaign on the Jets' Practice Squad before getting the call-up to the active roster in Week 8 and debuting with 103 scrimmage yards in a Week 12 victory.

Dye was invited to the East West Shrine Bowl, but did not see action on gameday. He was participating in Jets' OTAs and appears recovered from the injury suffered last November. 

"Dye projects as a reliable depth piece who could end up on a practice squad early on," according to NFL Draft Bible.

Travis Dye, Running Back

Number: 35
Current Status: Rookie
How/When Acquired: UDFA / 2023
College: USC
2022 Final Stats: 10 GP, 884 rush yards, 145 att, 9 TD rushes, 6.1 ypc, 202 rec yards, 21 receptions

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