Clemson Football: Three records Travis Etienne will break in 2020

Travis Etienne Clemson Tigers (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
Travis Etienne Clemson Tigers (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /

As we stated yesterday, when Travis Etienne’s Clemson football career is over, he will go down as the greatest player in program history. Team 125 is set to be the most special team that Clemson has ever fielded.

Looking ahead to the 2020 Clemson football season, Travis Etienne will set three new school football records, many of which more than likely will not be broken for years, if ever. He is also set to make a major jump in the history of college football.

We all know the Travis is the school record holder for rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and total touchdowns and will only add to those totals in 2020. However, there are three more records that are currently held by other former Tigers that he will add to an impressive resume when it is all said and done.


The current Clemson football scoring leader is former kicker Chandler Catanzaro. Over his four year Clemson career, “Cat-man” made 203/207 extra-point attempts and 67/82 field goal attempts for a total of 404 points.

Travis Etienne is currently sitting in third place all-time with 372 career points. He will tie Catanzaro with his sixth touchdown of the year and own the record outright on his seventh. Etienne should own the record by game three of the 2020 season.

Receiving Touchdowns by a running back

This is an area that Travis will have to work on during his fourth year. He had some exciting moments against Ohio State catching the ball, but NFL scouts want to see more out of him in the passing game and this may be a big reason that he earned a second-round grade.

The current former Clemson football running backs that hold the career receiving touchdown mark is of course C.J. Spiller but also Travis Zachery. Only longtime Clemson fans will remember that name from the late 90s. As someone that played against him in high school before we went our separate ways, I am not sure he is remembered as fondly as he should be by Clemson fans. He was spectacular on those early Tommy Bowden teams.

Both Spiller and Zachery have 11 career receiving touchdowns. Etienne comes into his final year with five, but being more involved in the passing game in 2020 should see him at least tie the record.

Yards from scrimmage

The great CJ Spiller is the current Clemson leader with yards from scrimmage with 4,967 yards. If you are unfamiliar with yards from the line of scrimmage that is total yards obtained by rushing and receiving.

Travis Etienne currently sits second all-time with 4,605 yards from scrimmage. He will undoubtedly pass Spiller between games two or three of the 2020 Clemson football season.

He currently sits 145th all-time in yards from the line of scrimmage in college football history. If Travis is able to replicate his 2019 season of 2,000 yards from the line of scrimmage, he will end his career in seventh place all-time in college football history will more than 6,600 yards. That would be a jump of 138 spots on the all-time list.

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There is no one returning to college football in 2020 that has more yards from the line of scrimmage than that of Travis Etienne.

We knew he was special, but I am not sure we knew he was this special.