This hard-working multipurpose threat was signed as an undrafted free agent and secured a spot on the club’s opening day roster. Cadet appeared in 13 games, making his primary impact on special teams as a kickoff returner, posting a 26.5 average, while also posting seven coverage stops. Also had a five-yard rush, five receptions for 44 yards and returned one punt for two yards.
NFL CAREER – This hard-working multipurpose threat was signed as an undrafted free agent and secured a spot on the club’s opening day roster. Cadet appeared in 13 games, making his primary impact on special teams as a kickoff returner, posting a 26.5 average, while also posting seven coverage stops. Also had a five-yard rush, five receptions for 44 yards and returned one punt for two yards.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS –Originally signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent, 4/30/12.
2012 – Appeared in 13 contests…Handled kickoff return duties for the second half of the season with 26 runbacks for 690 yards (26.5 avg.) with a long of 75 yards…Added seven stops on special teams coverage units…Also carried once for 5 yards, had five receptions for 44 yards and returned a punt for two yards…Posted the first two special teams tackles of career at Green Bay, Sept. 30…Led team with a career-high three special teams stops at Tampa Bay, Oct. 21…Following a hand injury to RB Darren Sproles took over kickoff return duties vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 5 and had three runbacks for 80 yards, while rushing once for five yards…Vs. Atlanta, Nov. 11, caught two passes for 16 yards, returned a punt for two yards and brought back two kickoffs for 45 yards…At Oakland, Nov. 21, caught two passes for 25 yards and returned three kickoffs for 123 yards, including a career-long 75-yard return to open second half…Returned five kickoffs for 148 yards (29.6 avg.) vs. San Francisco, 11/25.
COLLEGE – Played three seasons at Appalachian State after transferring from Pearl River (Miss.) Community College in 2009..Originally attended the University of Toledo in 2007, where he redshirted as a receiver…A two-time All-Southern Conference selection while serving as a running back and returner for the Mountaineers, finishing his college career with 3,929 all-purpose yards, including 1,688 rushing yards on 336 carries and 1,376 kickoff return yards…Earned second-team All-Southern Conference accolades as a senior after leading the team in rushing yards (651, kickoff return yards (632), punt return yards (87) and all-purpose yards (1,703)…Majored in criminal justice.
PERSONAL – Prepped at Miami (Fla.) Central High School where he played quarterback and threw for 1,391 yards with 13 TD passes and rushed for more than 450 yards with two TDs as a senior, garnering first-team All-Dade County honors by the Miami Herald…Also served as the team’s punter and placekicker… Visited children patients in the pediatric unit at Ochsner Medical Center and adults receiving chemotherapy at the facility’s Tom and Gayle Benson Cancer Center over the Christmas holidays in December…Travaris Terrell Cadet was born Feb. 1, 1989.
RB Travaris Cadet speaks with the media after the New Orleans Saints preseason game against the Jaguars at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 17, 2012.
The New Orleans Saints take the lead with less than two minutes to go after Chase Daniel hits running back Travaris Cadet for a 24-yard touchdown.