Thursday, October 22, 2009

SPILLER FIRST ACC PLAYER TO TOP 6,000 YARD MARK

C.J.Spiller is a not a "hey-look-at-me" kind of guy. Good thing, since the backbone of Clemson’s offense for the past four seasons set a major record last weekend with a minimal amount of hoopla.

Most major news outlets barely mentioned Spiller’s accomplishment during the Tigers win over Wake Forest last week.

Heck, it took T.A.H. until today to work it into the rotation and that simply doesn’t do Spiller and his accomplishment justice.
Our bad. The rest of the media knuckleheads have some ‘splainin’ to do…
So what’s the big deal?

Well we know that Spiller is the most versatile player in the ACC as well as one of the most explosive. So you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that during the game last Saturday he became the ACC all-time leader in total yardage gained going over the 6,000 yard mark.

Spiller is the first ACC player and the 27th in NCAA football history with over 6,000 all-purpose yards. The 5’11” 195 lbs. senior from Lake Butler, FL has 2,891 yards rushing, 1,081 yards receiving, 541 punt return yard and 1,661 kick return yards for a total of 6,084.

Spiller, a sociology major, also boasts a 556 passer rating! He’s one for one for 15 yards and a touchdown.
He currently ranks sixth in the nation in all-purpose rushing yards, and has scored a touchdown of at least 60 yards in four different ways.

He is second in the conference with 190.8 all-purpose yards per game. He's averaging 77.7 rushing yards per game, and is No. 2 in the conference in kickoff return average (37.1).

By the way, Spiller has no shot at becoming the all-time leader in all-purpose yards. That honor belongs to Dematha High School star and current Philadelphia Eagle Brian Westbrook who accumulated an amazing 9,512 yards at Villanova.

Question is, did the Terps recruit Westbrook or did he just want to play for a traditional football power like the Wildcats?

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