After the loss to Tyson, Etienne's future seemed to be that of a journeyman opponent. Travis Etienne is from Jennings, Louisiana, where his father, Travis Etienne Sr., and mother, Donetta Etienne, raised him, along with his brother and two sisters. He is the first Clemson player to win consecutive ACC Player of the Year awards since Steve Fuller in 1977–78. Etienne is close to his family, according to ESPN: There’s a routine for the Etienne family on every game day. Learn how and when to remove this template message, Clifford Etienne “The Black Rhino” Sentenced to 150 Years in Prison, https://www.si.com/vault/2001/02/19/297421/beware-the-black-rhino-heavyweight-clifford-etienne-found-his-calling-in-prison-now-he-stalks-a-title, Boxer Etienne gets 150-year sentence for crime spree, https://www.usatoday.com/sports/boxing/2006-06-23-etienne-sentenced_x.htm, http://www.boxingscene.com/clifford-etiennes-sentence-drops-from-160-years-105--64220, http://www.boxingscene.com/clifford-etienne-nearly-killed-prison-given-transfer--97942, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Clifford_Etienne&oldid=984804441, American people convicted of attempted murder, American sportspeople convicted of crimes, Articles lacking in-text citations from March 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 October 2020, at 06:04. He up next… @silent.assassin4, A post shared by Travis Etienne Jr (@t.etiennejr) on Jul 9, 2018 at 10:39am PDT. Etienne was knocked down once in the 2nd, and twice in the 3rd round. He is also the uncle of two nieces and a nephew, according to his mother’s Instagram page. Etienne's last fight was against Nicolay Valuev. Etienne was named 2000's "Most Exciting Fighter to Watch" in the heavyweight division by The Ring Magazine, largely the result of his unanimous decision over then-undefeated Lawrence Clay Bey. According to Sports Illustrated, it was Beverly who got Travis started in football. She told the Greenville News, “I’m just happy about the man he’s becoming,” Donnetta Etienne said. , Etienne started his junior year at Clemson with a career-high 205 yards and three touchdowns in the first game of the season. While in prison he was a member of the "Gunslingers" prison boxing team in Louisiana and reportedly had a 30–0 prison record. Etienne was named ACC Player of the Year and ACC Offensive Player of the Year following the regular season. He also defeated Lamon Brewster, the future WBO heavyweight champion, via a fairly-dominant unanimous decision after ten rounds in May of 2000. While incarcerated, Etienne, who then weighed 290 pounds, took up boxing and won the state prison boxing championship. Etienne’s family is of Louisiana Creole descent and he keeps his favorite Cajun foods close to him while at Clemson. Craven was unable to continue due to a cut over his left eye. Upon being paroled from prison in 1998 after serving 10 years for attempted armed robbery, he became a professional boxer; he won 29 matches (20 knockouts), lost 4, and drew 2. , As a sophomore in 2018, he was a key member of a Clemson team that won the national championship. “So we brought him home to mama, to my mama.  Etienne committed to Clemson University to play college football on January 21, 2017. Then, during the action, they’re focused on every play, a family of athletes analyzing every run lane or pass block. As a senior, he rushed for 2,459 yards with 39 touchdowns. He was released on good behavior after serving 10 years. re: Etienne is his uncle Clifford Etienne Posted by mpar98 on 1/16/17 at 1:35 pm to Easternrio. On August 11, 2005, Fightnews.com reported Etienne's ring career likely over with the following story: On June 22, 2006, following his trial in Baton Rouge, Etienne was found guilty and sentenced to 160 years in prison without parole for an allegedly cocaine-fueled crime spree that included robbing a check cashing business, carjacking and attempting to shoot a police officer. “Etienne keeps his college freezer stocked with favorites his family brings him from back home: green beans, turkey necks, red beans, navy beans and, of course, boudin,” according to SI. But I had to get it all in.”, So far, Travis is doing everything right in his mother’s eyes. 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. Travis Etienne says all the restaurants in New Orleans are good. 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. He was the hope and the light for the whole community.”, Kirk Herbstreit’s Twin Sons to Walk On at Clemson Next Season. The younger Etienne is now a hero in his hometown.  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 Etienne. He attended St. Martinville High School where he was a standout linebacker, recruited by top colleges such as LSU, Nebraska, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma. Etienne attended Jennings High School in Jennings, Louisiana. Getty ‘We’re the biggest fans and the worst critics,’ Donnetta said. His father works in the oil industry for a well service company. Clemson’s running back Travis Etienne credits his family and his Louisiana hometown with helping him get to where he is today. According to the Charleston Post and Courier, Meet Clemson Wide Receiver Hunter Renfrow’s Fiancee. Everyone gathers around Donnetta’s phone — Mom, Dad, two older sisters and Travis’ younger brother, Trevor — to offer good-luck wishes via FaceTime. Here’s what you need to know about Travis Etienne’s parents and family: A post shared by Travis Etienne Jr (@t.etiennejr) on Jan 26, 2018 at 7:57am PST.  He bested this in a November 2 game against Wofford, when he ran for 212 yards and two touchdowns on just 9 attempts (23.6 yards per attempt). Travis Etienne....Is his uncle Clifford Etienne? He's also one of the most dynamic college football players in the country, his name being mentioned in Heisman Trophy conversations. His brother, Trevor Etienne, is still in high school and is following in his brother’s foot steps at Jennings High School. 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. “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. According to the Charleston Post and Courier, a trip home for the holidays now means taking photos with his fans. Travis became like a community kid. His sisters, Shanea and Danielle Lyons, both won championships in track and basketball while in high school, according to SI. , 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?  Etienne is of Louisiana Creole and Haitian ancestry. quote: Etienne is his uncle Clifford Etienne. As a freshman at Clemson in 2017, Etienne led the team in rushing with 766 yards on 107 carries with 13 touchdowns. Travis Etienne is a sophomore running back at Clemson. He recently was given a job as a barber at the same prison and still maintains his painting duties. Lamon Brewster tore his knee ligaments in the 1st. “My grandma made me crawfish etouffee. Trevor Etienne is also a running back and could top his brother’s records at the school, according to SI. ‘We tell them at home so nobody has to tell them on the street.’. “When Etienne was Christmas shopping earlier this month with his sisters at the local mall, he was bombarded by autograph and photo requests.  He was named a first-team All-American by Sporting News and ESPN, and was a consensus second-team All-American. We told him that, a year ago, he’d been watching this game in our living room. 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. It made our community whole. Trevor will holler at refs or the opposition or, sometimes, at Travis, if the need arises. Known for his aggressive, high-volume style despite being a heavyweight, he fought the likes of Mike Tyson, Francois Botha, Nikolay Valuev, Calvin Brock, and Lamon Brewster.