Clay Travis is the only former student manager in the history of college athletics to marry an NFL cheerleader. He managed to pull this off despite an irrational affinity for the television shows Dawson’s Creek and My Super Sweet 16. While being raised in Nashville, Tenn., Travis developed a healthy obsession with college sports and Alyssa Milano. As a teenager his greatest accomplishment was taking a doo-rag wearing Luke Duke (balling as Tom Wopat) to the hole at the Nashville YMCA.
In the midst of a stellar legal career during which he specialized in rewarding the unjust and punishing the oppressed, Travis joined Sportsline’s SPiN section in September 2005. Shortly thereafter Travis made sports journalism history by chronicling MTV’s Gauntlet II in his game diary. He expects his Pulitzer nomination to arrive any day.
Travis has many friends in the CBS universe, but he values no relationship more dearly than his with Southeastern Conference broadcaster Verne Lundquist. This is despite the recent strain in the relationship that has arisen over the fact that Lundquist does not know he exists. Travis is a 2001 graduate of George Washington University and a 2004 graduate of Vanderbilt Law School.
He considers Varsity Blues to be a legitimate work of cinematic genius and believes any suggestion otherwise to be heresy. Despite his legal credentials, he was recently baffled over the distinction between heresy and hearsay. On the positive side, he is an expert on the differences between their, there and they’re, to and too, your and you’re and only wishes his readers were as well.
Clay's first book, Dixieland Delight: A Football Season on the Road in the Southeastern Conference is available in bookstores.
Travis currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. with his wife, Lara, where he is a practicing attorney. (His opposition to motion for protective order has been described as Iverson-esque.) He may be reached either via the feedback section of this page or at firstname.lastname@example.org.