Clemson Football: Travis Etienne set to achieve major milestone

Clemson football RB Travis Etienne is set to achieve a major career milestone in what is expected to be his last game as a Tiger.

Clemson football fans may very well see Travis Etienne suit up in all orange for the final time Monday night when the Tigers take on LSU for the National Championship.

Etienne, a junior, has accomplished many feats during his time with Clemson football and there’s one more achievement waiting for him.

Etienne is set to leave the Clemson football program as the all-time leader in yards per carry (he currently sits at 7.9 YPC for his career) and has already broken the ACC record for rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns in a career. This was all accomplished in just three seasons.

That being said, Etienne (3,960 career yards) is just seven yards away from breaking Raymond Priester’s all-time rushing record (3,966 yards) for Clemson football, set in 1997.

Etienne very well could break that mark with his first carry in the National Championship Monday night.

One of the most impressive aspects of this accomplishment, though, is the fact that Etienne only has 503 carries in his career. Priester had 805. That means it’s conceivable that Etienne could break the all-time rushing record at Clemson with 300 less carries than the previous record holder.

For those wondering, James Davis is third on the list. Davis rushed for 3,881 yards on 753 carries (5.2 YPC). Future Clemson Athletic Hall of Famer CJ Spiller is fourth with 3,547 yards on 606 carries (5.9 YPC).

If everything goes as planned Monday night, Etienne is going to leave Clemson as the program’s leading rusher in just three years. He has been nothing short of magnificent during his Tiger career and Clemson fans need to appreciate seeing Etienne on the field for Clemson one last time.