Clemson running back Travis Etienne on verge of several more career milestones (Photo by USAToday Sports)
Travis Etienne is already arguably the best running back in the history of the Clemson Football program.
The multiple schools records he has set in his time as a Tiger have been well documented, including the one he set last week against Miami. The senior running back has now scored a rushing or receiving touchdown in 39 games, something no other player in FBS history has done.
Heading into Saturday’s matchup with Georgia Tech, there are several more milestones on the horizon for the versatile running back.
In his career, Etienne has 327 rushing yards against the Yellow Jackets and needs just 112 rushing yards to break Cliff Austin’s school record for career rushing yards (438) against a single opponent.
The Tigers running back needs just 35 rushing yards to move into second place all-time in the ACC. He is just 173 yards shy of having that record all to himself.
Etienne has 19 career 100 yard rushing games, which is already a Clemson record, and one more will tie him for seventh most in ACC history. Two more rushing touchdowns will put him in the Top 10 in FBS history in career rushing touchdowns according to official NCAA records. Etienne needs just three touchdowns of any kind to become only the seventh FBS player since 1956 to record 70 career touchdowns.
One more touchdown will put Etienne atop the school record books for most points scored. Placekicker Chandler Catanzaro currently holds it with 404 points.
He also needs just 26 all-purpose yards to move into second place all-time in the ACC for all-purpose yardage. He is just 197 all-purpose yards away from 6,000, and only CJ Spiller has accomplished that feat in the ACC.
Etienne needs two more touchdowns to pass Woody Dantzler (68) for fourth all-time in school history.
Clemson fans are getting the privilege of watching greatness in action. Don’t take it for granted because athletes like Etienne don’t come around very often.