One of college football’s best running backs will be returning for the 2020 season.
In what was a bit of shocking news on Friday, Clemson running back Travis Etienne announced that he will return for his senior season with the Tigers. The news comes a few days after Clemson fell one win short of claiming a second-straight national championship.
Etienne released a statement on Twitter to announce his return. He said that it’s been a dream to play in the NFL, but that he’s not done dreaming at Clemson just yet. With a return to school, Etienne will earn his degree from Clemson and will be one of the preseason front-runners to win the Heisman Trophy.
He’ll also have a chance to leave the school a national champion.
— Travis Etienne Jr⁶𓅓 (@swaggy_t1) January 17, 2020
In 2019, Etienne rushed for 1,614 yards and 19 touchdowns, helping Clemson to a 14-1 record, with the only loss coming to LSU in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. He also caught 37 passes for 432 yards and four touchdowns.
Etienne has had an outstanding career with the Tigers, piling up 4,038 rushing yards and an additional 567 receiving yards. He’s accounted for 62 total touchdowns and has won a national title.
Clemson has reached the College Football Playoff all three seasons.
With Trevor Lawrence back under center, Clemson will have one of the best offenses in college football once again in 2020.