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#9 Travis Etienne

Position:
RB
Height:
5-10
Weight:
200
Class:
So.
Hometown:
Jennings, La.
High School:
Jennings HS
BIO

Burst onto the scene as one of the nation’s most explosive running backs in 2017 … his 7.2 yards per carry entering 2018 were second among active ACC players … No. 94 player in the nation in the preseason by Sports Illustrated … preseason second-team All-ACC (RB) by Athlon and Phil Steele … preseason fourth-team All-ACC (KR) by Athlon.

2018: Doak Walker Award finalist … Maxwell Award semifinalist … first-team All-American by ESPN.com … second-team All-American by the AP, FWAA and Walter Camp … ACC Player of the Year … ACC Offensive Player of the Year … first-team All-ACC … unanimous first-team AP All-ACC selection that also garnered AP ACC Offensive Player of the Year … enters bowl season with 1,463 yards on 176 carries with a school-record 21 rushing touchdowns and 10 catches for 65 yards and a receiving touchdown in 409 snaps over 13 games (all starts) … gained 63 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown run vs. Furman … rushed eight times for 44 yards with a touchdown at Texas A&M … collected a then-career-high 162 rushing yards and matched his then-career-high with two rushing touchdowns vs. Georgia Southern, collecting team offensive player of the week honors … Named ACC Running Back of the Week after an 11-carry, 122-yard performance at Georgia Tech that included one rushing touchdown and one receiving touchdown … Repeated as ACC Running Back of the Week and added team co-offensive player of the week honors against Syracuse after posting career highs in rushing attempts (27), rushing yards (203) and rushing touchdowns (three) … the 200-yard rushing performance was only the 16th 200-yard rushing game in Clemson history and the first since Andre Ellington’s 228-yard effort against Auburn in the 2012 season opener … rushed 10 times for 167 yards with rushing touchdowns of 59, 3 and 70 yards at Wake Forest, becoming the first Clemson player to post back-to-back three-touchdown games on the ground since Travis Zachery in 1999 … pushed his four-game rushing total to 654 yards, breaking Woodrow Dantzler’s school record for most rushing yards in a four-game span (623 in 2000) … rushed for three touchdowns among his 15 carries for 39 yards vs. No. 16 NC State, becoming the first player in Clemson history and only the fourth ACC player since 2000 to rush for three touchdowns in three consecutive games … gained 45 yards on 10 carries at Florida State … rushed eight times for 153 yards vs. Louisville with one rushing touchdown … gained 78 yards on 11 carries at No. 17 Boston College, surpassing the 1,000-yard milestone on the season to mark only the ninth time in school history that a Clemson player rushed for 1,000 yards in a season in as few as 10 games … rushed nine times for 81 yards with two touchdowns vs. Duke … broke the school record for rushing touchdowns in a single season held previously by Lester Brown, James Davis and Wayne Gallman (17 each) in the midst of a 28-carry, 150-yard, two-touchdown effort vs. South Carolina. 

2017: Second-team All-ACC by Phil Steele … Third-Team All-ACC selection … All-ACC Academic selection … had a team-high 766 yards and 13 touchdowns on 107 carries along with five receptions for 57 yards in 244 snaps over 13 games … had 19 kickoff returns for a team-high 389 yards … fourth in Clemson history in yards per carry (7.2) and tied for eighth in rushing touchdowns … tied for 10th in the nation in carries of 50+ yards (4) … sixth in the ACC in points (touchdowns) per game (6.0) … had a game-high 81 yards and a touchdown on eight carries against Kent State on Sept. 2 … had a game-high 98 yards and an 81-yard touchdown on six carries and two kickoff returns for 30 yards at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 … had a game-high 113 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries and a 26-yard kickoff return against Boston College on Sept. 23; named ACC Rookie-of-the-Week; received the Leather Helmet Award as the game MVP; named team co-offensive player-of-the-game … had a team-high 67 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries against Wake Forest on Oct. 7 … had a team-high 68 yards and a touchdown on five carries and two kickoff returns for 53 yards at Syracuse on Oct. 13 … had 43 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and two kickoff returns for 33 yards against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28 … had 31 yards on eight carries, a 10-yard reception and two kickoff returns for 47 yards at No. 20 NC State on Nov. 4 … had a game-high 97 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries, a 16-yard reception and three kickoff returns for 45 yards against Florida State on Nov. 11; named ACC Rookie-of-the-Week; named team co-offensive player-of-the-game … had 62 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries against The Citadel on Nov. 18 … had a team-high 41 yards and a touchdown on nine carries, a 23-yard reception and two kickoff returns for 67 yards at South Carolina on Nov. 25 … had a team-high 24 yards and a touchdown on six carries, two receptions for eight yards and a 23-yard kickoff return against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2 … had 22 yards on four carries and four kickoff returns for 65 yards against No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.

Before Clemson: Clemson’s last commitment in the class of 2017, he committed on Jan. 26 and signed just six days later … top-125 prospect by ESPN, he ranks No. 114 overall, is the No. 13 running back and No. 4 player in the state of Louisiana … No. 8 prospect in the state by 247 Sports … helped Jennings High to an 11-2 record in 2016 and third round of the state playoffs … had incredible senior year, rushing for 2,459 yards on just 211 attempts, an 11.7 yards per rush figure … had 35 rushing touchdowns and 39 total touchdowns … had two receiving and two on kickoff returns … produced 100-yard games 12 out of 13 contests … that includes six games with at least 200 rushing yards … had at least one touchdown in every game and multiple touchdowns in 10 games … had season-high 18 rushes for 283 yards and three scores against Iota High School … averaged 22 yards per rush and scored five touchdowns against Brusly High in a state playoff game … averaged 40 yards per kickoff return on just six attempts for the year … had 2,799 all-purpose yards as a senior and 39 touchdowns for 222 total points … as a junior, had 2,938 rushing yards over just 11 games, 267 per game … had 42 touchdowns … added five catches for 134 yards, a 27-yard average … had 11 kickoff returns for 342 yards as well … for his career, had 7,518 rushing yards in 42 games, 179 per game … had 103 rushing touchdowns … added 18 receptions for 421 yards for his career … had 22 kickoff returns for 822 yards, a 37-yard average … had 115 total touchdowns and 8,864 total yards … played for Rusty Phelps at Jennings High … three-time all-district three years and All-Parish performer … all-state in 2015 and state AAA MVP in 2015 … first-team All-Southwest Louisiana in 2015 and 2016, first-team All-Louisiana Coaches Association in 2015 and first-team All-USA Today Louisiana in 2015 … his college decision came down to Clemson, LSU, Texas A&M and Tennessee … first Clemson signee from Louisiana since Nick Watkins in 2003 … wore #8 at Jennings in football and #13 in basketball … recruited by Tony Elliott.

Personal: Majoring in sports communication.

 


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