Clemson football analysts vote Travis Etienne over C.J. Spiller

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 13: Travis Etienne #9 of the Clemson Tigers looks at the scoreboard against the LSU Tigers during the College Football Playoff National Championship held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 13: Travis Etienne #9 of the Clemson Tigers looks at the scoreboard against the LSU Tigers during the College Football Playoff National Championship held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /
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One of the most interesting polls happened to come from Tigernet’s Clemson March Madness Edition where Clemson football analysts made an intriguing vote.

Clemson football fans are anxiously awaiting to see the Tigers in Death Valley again- hopefully this upcoming fall- and are obviously ready to see Dabo Swinney‘s program return to action.

As we’ve progressed through the spring, Tigernet has hosted a ‘Clemson March Madness‘ bracket that has been analyzed in-depth by their team of staff members. The Clemson March Madness edition featured historical athletes from sports around all of athletics and ended with Deshaun Watson taking on Banks McFadden. Watson was victorious.

However, one of the most intriguing match-ups came in the Elite-8 round of the bracket when two Clemson football running backs were head-to-head.

Travis Etienne was given the green light over C.J. Spiller, which would come as a surprise to some Clemson football fans.

Honestly, when you look at these two guys, you can make a case for both.

C.J. Spiller was one of the players who started it all. Spiller has already been nominated for the College Football Hall of Fame and will certainly be in the Hall of Fame- and the Clemson Ring of Honor- before it’s all said and done. Spiller elected to come back for his senior season and carried the Tigers to an ACC Atlantic Division victory as basically the sole play-maker of the offense.

However, it’s hard to overlook what Travis Etienne has done during his Clemson football career.

In just three seasons, Etienne holds the all-time rushing record for Clemson and also the all-time ACC touchdown record. He has played in two National Title games- three CFB Playoff appearances- and has won three-straight ACC Championships. During that same span, he has won two-straight ACC Player of the Year awards.

In addition to all of this, Etienne announced that he would be returning for his senior season where he can all but shatter any remaining records and leave as a sure-fire CFB Hall of Famer, as well.

Next. Swinney traveling by private jet is a non-story. dark

When looking at all of these things in perspective, it’s still clear that one could make an argument for either Travis Etienne or C.J. Spiller, but one would likely have to lean Etienne at this point because of the things he has been able to accomplish.