Roy, Travis (1975 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction

Travis Roy was born in Augusta, ME, attended Yarmouth High School, North Yarmouth Academy on an athletic scholarship, and graduated from Tabor Academy receiving an athletic scholarship to Boston University. On October 20, 1995, just eleven seconds into his first-ever shift for the BU hockey team, he slid head-first into the boards, injuring his fourth and fifth vertebra and leaving him a quadriplegic.

In 1997, he started the Travis Roy Foundation to help spinal cord injury survivors and fund research for a cure.

He collaborated with Sports Illustrated writer E. M. Swift to write his autobiography.


  • Eleven Seconds: A Story of Tragedy, Courage & Triumph (with E. M. Swift) (1998)