Jennings native Travis Etienne named back-to-back ACC Player of the Year

Jennings native Travis Etienne named back-to-back ACC Player of the Year
Clemson's Travis Etienne (9) fends off Georgia Tech's Kaleb Oliver to gain a first down during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro) (Source: Richard Shiro)

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Clemson junior running back Travis Etienne has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.

The 2019 season award winners were chosen by a vote of a select 46-member media panel and the league’s 14 head coaches.

Etienne becomes the seventh player to be voted ACC Player of the Year twice and the second in a four-year span (Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson in 2016-17). He is the first running back since North Carolina’s Mike Voight (1975-76) to win the honor in multiple years.

Etienne enters Saturday night’s ACC Football Championship game versus Virginia as the conference’s all-time leader in career touchdowns (57) and rushing touchdowns (53).

The Jennings native has rushed for 1,386 yards this season while scoring 18 TDs. His 2019 campaign included a school-record six consecutive 100-yard rushing games, breaking five-game streaks by Kenny Flowers (1985) and Raymond Priester (1996-97).

Also voted the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Etienne is the first player in Clemson history to rush for at least 15 touchdowns in multiple seasons. He ranks third among ACC players this season in overall scoring, and his 342 career points are the most in league history by a non-kicker.

This marks the 11th season – and the third time in the past five years – that Clemson has produced the ACC’s overall Player of the Year.

ACC Player of the Year voting:

ACC Player of the Year

Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson – 22

Bryce Perkins, QB, Virginia – 11

Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson – 10

AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College – 8

Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson – 8

Cam Akers, RB, Florida State – 1

ACC Offensive Player of the Year

Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson – 28

Bryce Perkins, QB, Virginia – 12

AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College – 9

Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson – 9

Cam Akers, RB, Florida State – 1

Jamie Newman, QB, Wake Forest – 1

ACC Defensive Player of the Year

Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson – 42

Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina – 4

Rayshard Ashby, LB, Virginia Tech – 3

Jaylen Twyman, DT, Pitt – 3

Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Miami – 2

Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State – 2

Carlos Basham, DE, Wake Forest – 2

Patrick Jones II, DE, Pitt – 1

Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State – 1

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