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Travis Etienne
Player Profile:
Travis Etienne 3048846
Position: RB
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 200
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Jennings, La.
High School: Jennings HS
Experience: High School

Burst onto the scene as one of the nation's most explosive running backs in 2017.

2017: Second-team All-ACC by Phil Steele ... Third-Team All-ACC 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 Lether 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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