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The fight was widely considered to be one of the best heavyweight matches of that year. He recently was given a job as a barber at the same prison and still maintains his painting duties. Upon being paroled from prison in 1998 after serving 10 years for attempted armed robbery,[2] he became a professional boxer; he won 29 matches (20 knockouts), lost 4, and drew 2. His mother, Donnetta Etienne, is a nurse, according to her Twitter profile. 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.”. Trevor will holler at refs or the opposition or, sometimes, at Travis, if the need arises. “I ate Popeye’s like, three times. It changed a lot of how they see the area, how they view the area. His sisters, Shanea and Danielle Lyons, both won championships in track and basketball while in high school, according to SI. “When Etienne was Christmas shopping earlier this month with his sisters at the local mall, he was bombarded by autograph and photo requests. It made our community whole. [2] He was rated as a four star recruit and the 15th highest rated running back recruit in the country by the Composite, which aggregates the ratings of the major recruiting services. Everyone gathers around Donnetta’s phone — Mom, Dad, two older sisters and Travis’ younger brother, Trevor — to offer good-luck wishes via FaceTime. He had an additional two receiving touchdowns, bringing his total touchdowns from scrimmage to 26, which also led FBS. Clifford Etienne (born March 9, 1970) is an American former professional boxer and convicted robber, who is currently serving a 105-year prison sentence without the possibility of parole. His brother, Trevor Etienne, is still in high school and is following in his brother’s foot steps at Jennings High School. Etienne was knocked down once in the 2nd, and twice in the 3rd round. “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. [13] 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). His mother told the Greenville News, “Football, that was his gift that God used. "The Beast from the East", who would go on to become the WBA champion, stopped Etienne in the third round of their fight in Bayreuth, Germany in May 2005. She told the Greenville News, “I’m just happy about the man he’s becoming,” Donnetta Etienne said. 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. [16], Despite widely being expected to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft, Etienne announced on January 17, 2020 that he would be returning to Clemson for his senior season. When Dabo Swinney came to Jennings to recruit Etienne, he got to meet Beverly. He up next… @silent.assassin4, A post shared by Travis Etienne Jr (@t.etiennejr) on Jul 9, 2018 at 10:39am PDT. [12], Etienne started his junior year at Clemson with a career-high 205 yards and three touchdowns in the first game of the season. Born and raised in Louisiana, Etienne was a self-proclaimed "nerd" growing up. Etienne landed a contract with Showtime and his stock began to rise, but it quickly fell after an upset loss to Fres Oquendo, who stopped Etienne in the eighth round of their fight in March 2001. When he gets home, he eats too much, Etienne’s dad has joked. While incarcerated, Etienne enrolled in classes at Southern University, and received high marks for his degree. Etienne down in round 1. As a senior, he rushed for 2,459 yards with 39 touchdowns. Happy Birthday to my lil’bro! On August 11, 2005, 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 is close to his family, according to ESPN: There’s a routine for the Etienne family on every game day. Etienne attended Jennings High School in Jennings, Louisiana. Etienne was hurt at the end of the 2nd round and in the 7th round. Travis became like a community kid. [5] Early years. My dad was just so mad because I was eating so much. Etienne’s family is of Louisiana Creole descent and he keeps his favorite Cajun foods close to him while at Clemson. [11] He was named a first-team All-American by Sporting News and ESPN, and was a consensus second-team All-American. [4] Etienne is now a painter, painting artwork from prison. Athleticism runs in the Etienne family, as all four members of the family have been high school athletes, according to Sports Illustrated. 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. After re-building some of his lost stature with wins, he was catapulted to the world's stage in a 2003 fight against Mike Tyson, where Etienne suffered a first-round knock-out only 49 seconds after being caught with a short right hand from Tyson. Etienne rushed for 1,659 yards on the year and had an FBS-leading 24 rushing touchdowns. Replies (0) Options Top. While in prison he was a member of the "Gunslingers" prison boxing team in Louisiana and reportedly had a 30–0 prison record. According to the Charleston Post and Courier, Meet Clemson Wide Receiver Hunter Renfrow’s Fiancee. Replies (0) 13 0. mpar98 LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Jan 2006 7895 posts. 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. He also defeated Lamon Brewster, the future WBO heavyweight champion, via a fairly-dominant unanimous decision after ten rounds in May of 2000. He was released on good behavior after serving 10 years. Learn how and when to remove this template message, Clifford Etienne “The Black Rhino” Sentenced to 150 Years in Prison,, Boxer Etienne gets 150-year sentence for crime spree,,,,, 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. The younger Etienne is now a hero in his hometown. 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. [1] For his career, he had 8,864 total yards with 115 total touchdowns. According to the Charleston Post and Courier, a trip home for the holidays now means taking photos with his fans. Notre Dame Must Be Prepared For A Heavy Dose Of Travis Etienne Bryan Driskell Clemson entered the 2020 season with the nation's best backfield, and the reality is there wasn't even a … We told him that, a year ago, he’d been watching this game in our living room. Clifford Etienne (born March 9, 1970) is an American former professional boxer and convicted robber, who is currently serving a 105-year prison sentence without the possibility of parole. He was the hope and the light for the whole community.”, Kirk Herbstreit’s Twin Sons to Walk On at Clemson Next Season.

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