Former National Football League defensive lineman Travian Robertson was named Georgia State's defensive line coach in June 2019.
A former graduate assistant on the Georgia State staff, Robertson returned to Atlanta after one season as the defensive line coach at Albany State. He helped the Rams to a 7-4 record, including the SIAC East title, in 2018.
Robertson originally served on head coach Shawn Elliott's staff in 2017 as a graduate assistant working with the defensive line as the Panthers posted a 7-5 record, capped by the program's first bowl victory over Western Kentucky in the 2017 AutoNation Cure Bowl. The GSU defense set school records that year for fewest points allowed per game, fewest rushing yards allowed per game (136.4) and fewest yards per rushing attempt (4.13) as well as most sacks in a game (seven) and season (24.0).
Robertson was an outstanding defensive lineman himself, lettering four years at South Carolina, where he earned Southeastern Conference All-Academic honors and served as team captain in 2011.
He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft and played for the Falcons as well as the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins over four seasons.
Robertson is a native of Laurinburg, N.C. He and his wife Kettiany have three sons: Travian, Jr., Trenton and Tristan.