Etienne, Tigers take home All-ACC honors

Etienne, Tigers take home All-ACC honors
Clemson's Travis Etienne (9) runs through the fog and the tackle attempt by South Carolina's R.J. Roderick during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 56-35. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro) (Richard Shiro)

CLEMSON, SC (WIS) - It’s been a good year for the Clemson Tigers and officials in the ACC office noticed.

The ACC Atlantic Division champions came away with 18 players on All-ACC teams including conference Football Player of the Year Travis Etienne.

Etienne was the leading rusher for Clemson this season with 1,307 yards and 19 touchdowns on 164 carries. He also had 10 catches for 65 yards. With 19 rushing touchdowns, Etienne set a new mark for most rushing touchdowns in school history.

The Jennings, La., native is one of five Tigers named to the All-ACC first team. He is joined by offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt, defensive tackles Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence, and ACC Defensive Player of the Year Clelin Ferrell. The junior from Richmond, Va., finished the regular season with team highs in tackles for loss (15.5) and sacks (10.5).

In total, Clemson had 18 players named to All-ACC teams this season under ACC Coach of the Year Dabo Swinney. Under Swinney, the Tigers are 12-0 this year and will play for their fourth consecutive ACC Championship this Saturday in Charlotte at Bank of America Stadium.

Clemson will take on Pittsburgh Saturday at 8 p.m.

Copyright 2018 WIS. All rights reserved.