"No, never. Ive never been that north, so it should be interesting." says former Razorback and current Detroit Lion Travis Swanson.
Over 1200 hundred miles separate Travis Swanson's home town of Kingwood Texas and his new home, Detroit.
"I just want to see the whole city, what it all has to offer."
When the former Razorback Center saw his name on the TV Friday, it was more than just a dream come true.
"Its, a huge weight. When it finally happened I felt like I could breathe. The past month has really been stressful just because you don't know where you are going to go. You come out of high school, you know- alright Ive signed my OLI and I know where I'll be. And then up til yesterday I could be anywhere." adds Swanson.
When Travis was drafted, immediately he was dubbed as the Detroit Lions "Center in waiting" behind 13 year veteran Dominic Raiola.
"I think id would be an honor, you know if that is the situation. and Ill do whatever the coaches want me to to be honest. Obviously he's had great success, that's why he's been in the league for so long. So I think it will just be awesome to pick his brain, and ask him 'how do you do it?' 'The things that you've learned from?' and what not."
And after all the excited from the weekend, Swanson leaves for Detroit today- with one focus.
"To learn and get better obviously you have to learn a whole new system, terminology, everything. you've got different coaches that you have to learn how to be coached from and stuff like that, so that's my biggest focus going into it, Just get better everyday."
"I feel like when the time's called for me to get out there and contribute, then I will get out there and do what I do best, and hopefully that will create wins, and play off appearances and take it from there."
Although he is a long way from home, he'll be around a friendly face, his Offensive Line Coach Jeremiah Washburn. That name should sound familiar as Washburn was an offensive lineman for the Razorbacks back in the early 2000's.