Etienne voted ACC Player of the Year


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Etienne leads the ACC and ranks second in the nation with 19 rushing touchdowns.
Etienne leads the ACC and ranks second in the nation with 19 rushing touchdowns.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Clemson sophomore running back Travis Etienne has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Player of the Year, the league announced Wednesday.

Clelin Ferrell, the Tigers’ junior defensive end, made it a Clemson sweep as he was recognized as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.

The award winners were chosen by a vote of a select 46-member media panel and the league’s 14 head coaches.

Etienne enters this Saturday night’s Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship game versus Pitt as the conference leader in rushing yards with 1,307 – the fourth-best single-season total in Clemson history.

The Jennings, Louisiana, native also leads the ACC and ranks second in the nation with 19 rushing touchdowns, and he owns one scoring reception on the year for a total of 20 TDs.

Etienne’s 2018 season includes six 100-yard rushing games, and his 150-yard rushing performance against rival South Carolina in the Tigers’ regular-season finale pushed his two-year career total past the 2,000-yard mark.

Ferrell’s intimidating presence is another reason Clemson will carry a 12-0 record and a No. 2 national ranking into Saturday night’s Championship Game. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound native of Richmond, Virginia, leads the ACC and ranks eighth nationally with 10.5 quarterback sacks, and his 15.5 tackles for loss are the fourth-most among conference players.

Ferrell has helped the Tigers limit opponents to an average of just 14 points per game while netting a mere 82.7 rushing yards per game and 283 total yards per contest. The 2017 All-American was voted the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week on Sept. 10 and is a candidate for numerous national honors this season.

ACC Player of the Year voting:

ACC Player of the Year

Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson - 22

Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson - 14

Ryan Finley, QB, NC State - 8

AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College - 4

Eric Dungey, QB, Syracuse - 4

Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson - 3

Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson - 2

Qadree Ollison, RB, Pitt - 1

Greg Dortch, WR, Wake Forest - 1

Bryce Perkins, QB, Virginia - 1

ACC Offensive Player of the Year

Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson - 32

Ryan Finley, QB, NC State - 9

AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College - 6

Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson - 5

Eric Dungey, QB, Syracuse - 3

Greg Dortch, WR, Wake Forest - 2

Bryce Perkins, QB, Virginia - 2

Qadree Ollison, RB, Pitt - 1

ACC Defensive Player of the Year

Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson - 28

Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson - 20

Zach Allen, DE, Boston College - 5

Gerald Willis III, DT, Miami - 3

Brian Burns, DE, Florida State - 2

Alton Robinson, DE, Syracuse - 2

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TigerNet News
spacer Way to go Travis!!!***
surroundedtiger
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djones73®
spacer Congratulations Travis!
CootSmackdown16®
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TigerCFA
spacer Weird that Wilkins had 14 votes for POY to Ferrell's 2
dsgriff®
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RoperMtn®
spacer Clemson had 4 of the top 7
baker5801®
spacer Woooooo....Way to go Travis!!!
Tigerman1978
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74TIGER
spacer Cream always rises to the top it's the Year of the Tiger***
cu81grad
spacer They finally acknowledge what we already knew
CUTigerFanInKy
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TigerSurvivor®
spacer Well deserved.***
BengalBilly
spacer Christian outdid himself...and
Salty55®
spacer Thats awesome!!***
El Tigre 1
spacer Of the 7 players receiving more than 1 vote
cornstock
spacer and to think ETN was 9th
baker5801®
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ZeeGantt®
spacer So happy that ETN was recognized, especially since he shares
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Big_Russ
spacer Congrats, Travis!
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spacer The Year of the Tiger
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CUnext
spacer Way to go, ET. Be sure to phone home!
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Francis Marion®
spacer He's not even the best RB on our team!
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spacer ETN FTW!
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