Travian Jamal Robertson was born on December 9, 1988 and attended Scotland County High in Laurinburg, NC. As a true freshman at South Carolina, he started the season opener, and appeared in 12 total games. He finished the year with 7 tackles and 1 pass defended. As a sophomore, he appeared in 13 games as a reserve. He recorded 17 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 passes defended, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery. He began the following year as the starter, starting four games before a torn ACL in his right knee sidelined him for the rest of the year. He managed 8 tackles and 1 tackle for loss before the injury. He was granted a medical redshirt and returned for his junior year in 2010. He started 14 games, recording 42 tackles, 11 for loss, 4 sacks, 2 passes defended, 1 forced fumble, and 2 recoveries. As a senior, he started 13 games, finishing with 49 tackles, 8 for loss, 2.5 sacks, and 1 blocked kick. He was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round (249th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Signed by Atlanta Falcons on May 13, 2012 ... Cut by Falcons on August 30, 2014 ... Re-signed by Falcons to their practice squad on August 31, 2014.
Signed a four-year contract worth $2.15 million including a $45,896 signing bonus. He will receive base salaries of: $390,000 (2012); $480,000 (2013); $570,000 (2014); and $660,000 (2015). He will have cap hits of: $401,474 (2012); $491,474 (2013); $581,474 (2014); and $671,474 (2015).