Cadet is a versatile player who has seen action at running back, wide receiver and as a return specialist in his first two seasons. Cadet appeared in 13 games in 2013, registering a 26.6 kickoff return average, while also posting five special teams stops. He also had two receptions for five yards with a touchdown and returned one punt.
NFL CAREER – Cadet is a versatile player who has seen action at running back, wide receiver and as a return specialist in his first two seasons. Cadet appeared in 13 games in 2013, registering a 26.6 kickoff return average, while also posting five special teams stops. He also had two receptions for five yards with a touchdown and returned one punt.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS –Signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent, 4/30/12.
2013 – Appeared in 13 regular season contests…Returned nine kickoffs for 239 yards (26.6 avg.), brought back one punt for 0 yards, posted five special teams tackles and had five receptions for five yards with one touchdown…Played on offense and special teams at New England, Oct. 13, and had a three-yard touchdown reception, his first career TD and added one special teams stop…Returned a kickoff for career-long 82 yards vs. San Francisco, Nov. 17. Appeared in both postseason contests on offense and special teams and recorded no statistics. 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 five 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 75-yard return to open the 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 HS 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…Has visited patients in the pediatric unit at Ochsner Medical Center and adults receiving chemotherapy at the Tom and Gayle Benson Cancer Center over the Christmas holidays…Travaris Terrell Cadet was born Feb. 1, 1989.
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton talks about RB Travaris Cadet at the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints RB Travaris Cadet returns a kick for 82 yards against the San Francisco 49ers (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a 3-yard TD pass to running back Travaris Cadet against the New England Patriots in Week 6.
New Orleans Saints RB Travaris Cadet talks with reporters after practice on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. New Orleans Saints video.