09/22/2016 1:00 PM
SPEED DATING: Meet the Barnstormers
Quarterback Travis Partridge
Welcome back to SPEED DATING, where we give you a crash course introduction to each member of the 2017 Iowa Barnstormers roster!
Today we’re going to introduce you to quarterback Travis Partridge.
Partridge (6-4, 245, Missouri Western) joins the Iowa Barnstormers for his second season with the team and in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Partridge joined the Iowa Barnstormers midway through the 2016 season, starting in the final 5 games of the year. Partridge ended his 5 game run completing 99 of 166 passing attempts for 1,135 yards and 17 touchdowns. Partridge also scored 7 rushing touchdowns. Prior to joining the IFL, Partridge spent time with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
Why is Partridge excited about returning to Des Moines? Because the Barnstormers have the best fans in the IFL. “One of the big reasons I came back to the barnstormers was the fan experience,” said Partridge. “The fans do a great job and I can't wait to win some games and fill the arena up every week.”
We asked Partridge a few quick questions to get to know him better, check it out below:
What’s your sign? Virgo
Favorite Food: Meat and Potatoes
Favorite Movie: Gladiator or The Patriot
Favorite TV Show: Any CSI
Favorite Sports Team: Kansas City Royals
Favorite Color: Blue
What is something that’s on your bucket list? “I’m not sure if this a bucket list item, but I dream about the ability to pay back my parents for all the support they have given me.”
If a movie was made about your life, which actor would you want to portray you? “A mix between Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. Think about it, how epic would that be?”
Who was your hero as a child? “My father and my grandfather. It sounds cliche, but they are two hall of fame football coaches and great men to idolize.”
Where is some place you’ve always wanted to visit, but haven’t? “Europe.”
Do you have any pets? If so, what? “I have a pit/lab named King. He’s like my son.”
What is your favorite month of the year and why? “September. It’s football season and my birthday month.”
What is your greatest achievement thus far? “I wouldn't say one singular thing is my biggest accomplishment. This whole professional football journey has been an unbelievable experience.”
If you weren’t pursuing football, what would you be doing? “Coaching Football. The network is in place, but I’m not done playing yet.”
What are you most excited about returning to the Iowa Barnstormers? “Just the ability to know what to expect. Last year coming in for the last 5 games was a whirlwind. I’m looking forward to being able to prepare.”
Season Tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2017 season starting as low as $80 per seat. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255 or log on to www.theiowabarnstormers.com.