Travis Etienne rewrites ACC, CFP record books... again
NEW ORLEANS, La. (KPLC) - Jennings native Travis Etienne Jr. certainly made his mark with the Clemson Tigers. In his four years with Clemson, Etienne won a national title and made four consecutive playoff appearances, while only losing five total games.
While likely his final game with the Tigers resulted in a 49-28 loss to Ohio State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, Etienne made history in the process.
His first-quarter rushing touchdown was the sixth of his College Football Playoff career. Etienne’s total ties Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott and Alabama’s Derrick Henry for the most rushing scores in CFP history.
That touchdown also made Etienne the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-time points leader with 468. He’s the only non-kicker in the top 13 of the all-time scoring list.
Etienne also holds the ACC record for rushing (4,952 yards), yards from scrimmage (6,107) and touchdowns (77).
With his 14 touchdowns this season, he joins the rare company of Ron Dayne as the only players in FBS history to score at least 13 rushing touchdowns in four different seasons.
Etienne’s usage has shifted with more focus coming from his receiving abilities this season. As he’s the only running back in the nation with over 500 receiving yards. His 44 receptions this year is a Clemson record for most catches by a running back in a single season.
While Etienne hasn’t publicly announced his NFL Draft intentions, 2020 was likely his final college season with many projecting the former Bulldog to be a first-round draft pick. ESPN ranks him as the top running back in this year’s class and the 19th overall prospect.
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