He is also the uncle of two nieces and a nephew, according to his mother’s Instagram page. When the Clemson Tigers were recruiting Travis Etienne, there was one key person the coaching staff had to convince: his grandmother, Cynthia Beverly. If he got Travis’ grandmother’s approval, he sold Travis.”, Trevor Lawrence’s Girlfriend, Marissa Mowry, Stuns in Modeling Photos, Travis Etienne says all the restaurants in New Orleans are good2017-12-06T18:48:29.000Z. When he gets home, he eats too much, Etienne’s dad has joked. Clemson's ‘Thriller’ video big hit in Swinney house, Uiagalelei not worried about being on big stage, just Notre Dame, Getting over COVID was a frustrating experience for Thomas, Uiagalelei explains the meaning behind his bling, wristbands, Carman, Etienne, Uiagalelei Earn ACC Weekly Honors, https://embed.air.tv/v1/twoview_bootstrap.js?organization=TfWx9U5HSZKgx4RN1rcRbQ. As a freshman at Clemson in 2017, Etienne led the team in rushing with 766 yards on 107 carries with 13 touchdowns. Travis Etienne was raised by his parents in the small city of Jennings in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. His mother, Donnetta Etienne, is a nurse, according to her Twitter profile. Clemson’s running back Travis Etienne credits his family and his Louisiana hometown with helping him get to where he is today. It changed a lot of how they see the area, how they view the area. Travis’ dad Travis D. Etienne (b. Dec. 17, 1972) is along with Donnetta the proud father of younger son Trevor, a running back at Jennings High School in Louisiana. Re: So is Travis Etienne related to Clifford Etienne? Then I had fried catfish, for Christmas I had gumbo, I went to Darrell’s and had their surf and turf, and I just hit all the regular spots,” Etienne told the Post and Courier. Etienne’s family is of Louisiana Creole descent and he keeps his favorite Cajun foods close to him while at Clemson. Travis Etienne As his father ‘KT’ smiles down, Nolan Turner proves he’s not 'a charity case’ ... Like his dad, Turner became a star football player in high school, but he had not received any offers from major schools. She told the Greenville News, “I’m just happy about the man he’s becoming,” Donnetta Etienne said. His brother, Trevor Etienne, is still in high school and is following in his brother’s foot steps at Jennings High School. , Etienne started his junior year at Clemson with a career-high 205 yards and three touchdowns in the first game of the season. , 2018 Clemson Tigers football—consensus national champions, "Etienne's explosiveness jumps out at Elliott", "Clemson's Louisiana-born Travis Etienne comes home to face Alabama in Sugar Bowl semifinal", The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate, "Clemson football: Travis Etienne "glad" he choose Clemson over LSU", "Video: LSU target, Jennings RB Travis Etienne commits to Clemson, 'the real Death Valley", "Clemson football Top 10: What's next for explosive RB Travis Etienne? Travis Etienne Jr. (born January 26, 1999) is an American football running back for the Clemson Tigers. He up next… @silent.assassin4, A post shared by Travis Etienne Jr (@t.etiennejr) on Jul 9, 2018 at 10:39am PDT. However, during his senior year, Swinney took a look at Turner’s tape, just to see how he was doing. “I don’t have a choice.”. A normal site at the Etienne home was a football-toting Travis climbing over, around and through furniture, his toddler brother following his every move while their parents were at work.”. “Travis is a momma’s boy, and when Donnetta would leave for work little Travis would race out of the house after her car,” Ross Delligner wrote in SI in December 2018. Happy Birthday to my lil’bro! 1 in latest coaches poll? ‘We tell them at home so nobody has to tell them on the street.’. He is the first Clemson player to win consecutive ACC Player of the Year awards since Steve Fuller in 1977–78. As a senior, he rushed for 2,459 yards with 39 touchdowns.  Etienne is of Louisiana Creole and Haitian ancestry. Trevor Etienne is also a running back and could top his brother’s records at the school, according to SI. At Clemson, his classmates are now fully aware of who he is and have no issues asking for a quick selfie,” Grace Raynor wrote in the Post and Courier in 2017.  Etienne ended his junior season with 1,614 rushing yards and an ACC-leading 19 rushing touchdowns. He Has a Brother, Trevor, & 2 Sisters, Danielle & Shanea, Who Are All Athletes. “When Coach Dabo came in, I was like, ‘I’m the only child, so we’ve got to take him home to Grandmother,'” Donnetta Etienne, Travis’ mother, told The Advocate. Etienne was named ACC Player of the Year and ACC Offensive Player of the Year following the regular season. Posted: Jul 19, 2017 9:01 PM I hope not, he is currently serving 150 years for armed robbery, kidnapping, and firing a gun at police. He became the first Clemson running back to have three career 200-yard games. Etienne attended Jennings High School in Jennings, Louisiana. ‘We’re the biggest fans and the worst critics,’ Donnetta said. He had an additional two receiving touchdowns, bringing his total touchdowns from scrimmage to 26, which also led FBS. Travis Etienne. In addition to Travis and Trevor, Donnetta has two older daughters; Danielle, 26, and Shanea Lyons, 27, both former basketball players and championship champs. Travis’s older sisters Shanea and Danielle Lyons won championships in basketball and track, and his youngest brother, Trevor Etienne, is a freshman … The Tigers star is playing in the National Championship game with the support of his parents, Donnetta Etienne and Travis Etienne Sr., and his four siblings, along with everyone else in Jennings, a town of just about 10,000 people. As a senior, he rushed for 2,459 yards with 39 touchdowns. His 7.8 yards-per-carry were second most in FBS. But I had to get it all in.”, So far, Travis is doing everything right in his mother’s eyes. For his career, he had 8,864 total yards with 115 total touchdowns. “I ate Popeye’s like, three times. The younger Etienne is now a hero in his hometown.  After winning the 2018 ACC Championship Game against Pitt, Etienne was named the MVP of the game. He was the hope and the light for the whole community.”, Kirk Herbstreit’s Twin Sons to Walk On at Clemson Next Season. He has two sisters, Danielle and Shanea, and a younger brother, Trevor Etienne. According to the Charleston Post and Courier, a trip home for the holidays now means taking photos with his fans. Everyone gathers around Donnetta’s phone — Mom, Dad, two older sisters and Travis’ younger brother, Trevor — to offer good-luck wishes via FaceTime. My dad was just so mad because I was eating so much.  For his career, he had 8,864 total yards with 115 total touchdowns. Travis Etienne is from Jennings, Louisiana, where his father, Travis Etienne Sr., and mother, Donnetta Etienne, raised him, along with his brother and two sisters. “I’m also happy about the way we get to watch it. Etienne, a sophomore, was highly recruited, but settled on joining the Clemson family, despite growing up as a fan of LSU football. Trevor will holler at refs or the opposition or, sometimes, at Travis, if the need arises. Etienne rushed for 1,659 yards on the year and had an FBS-leading 24 rushing touchdowns. It made our community whole. 4 Clemson routs Wofford 59-14 for 24th straight victory", "Travis Etienne named ACC Player of the Year again", "Clemson RB Travis Etienne surprises by returning for senior season", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Travis_Etienne&oldid=986750164, Players of American football from Louisiana, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, ACC’s All-Time Career Rushing Yard Leader - 4644 Yards, ACC’s All-Time Career Rushing TD Leader - 56, ACC’s All-Time Career Total TD Leader - 62, ACC’s All-Time Point Leader for Non-Kicker - 372, This page was last edited on 2 November 2020, at 19:59. His father works in the oil industry for a well service company. His sisters, Shanea and Danielle Lyons, both won championships in track and basketball while in high school, according to SI. Etienne is of Louisiana Creole and Haitian ancest… Travis Etienne is one … And then when it’s all over, when they meet outside the stadium and share a few hugs, the critique begins. “My grandma made me crawfish etouffee. Etienne committed to Clemson Universityto play college football on January 21, 2017. I get to see him becoming a complete man right before our very eyes.”, She told ESPN that after Clemson’s loss to Alabama last season, “We told him he was our hero no matter what. “When Etienne was Christmas shopping earlier this month with his sisters at the local mall, he was bombarded by autograph and photo requests. Athleticism runs in the Etienne family, as all four members of the family have been high school athletes, according to Sports Illustrated. Did Clemson hold at No.  Etienne committed to Clemson University to play college football on January 21, 2017. “I got to live up to those standards,” Trevor told SI. ", "What Travis Etienne did to earn Clemson's starting running back job", "Clemson RB Travis Etienne more comfortable in first spring, but still has a lot to learn", "Clemson's Etienne Voted ACC Player of the Year", "AP All-America team: Tide leads with 4 of 10 CFP players", "Travis Etienne's performance against Georgia Tech boosted his Heisman Trophy prospects", "No. Powered by. “His grandma, Cynthia Beverly, soon found the only way to placate the young boy was by handing him a football. He was rated as a four star recruit and the 15th highest rated running back recruit in the country by the 247Sports.com Composite, which aggregates the ratings of the major recruiting services. Travis became like a community kid. Travis’ dad Travis D. Etienne (b. Dec. 17, 1972) is along with Donnetta the proud father of younger son Trevor, a running back at Jennings High School in Louisiana.