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Overall: ACC Player of the Year in 2009, Clemson's first ACC Player of the Year since 1987 (Michael Dean Perry)...first offensive player from Clemson to be ACC Player of the Year since 1978 (Steve Fuller)...MVP of the ACC Championship game vs. Georgia Tech on December 5, 2009...unanimous first-team All-American as a kick returner, just the third unanimous All-American in Clemson history...finished sixth in Heisman Trophy voting, tied for highest finish in Clemson history (Steve Fuller 6th in 1978) and just the second top 10 finish in Clemson history...first-team All-American by Walter Camp as a kick returner and second team as a running back...first player in history of the Walter Camp AA team to be first or second team All-American at two positions in same year ...first-team All-ACC... named ACC player of the week four times this year, more than any other ACC player...the ACC's career leader in all-purpose running with 7588, he finished second in NCAA Division I history...first player in ACC history with at least 1000 yards rushing and 500 receiving, he finished with 1212 rushing and 503 receiving...broke ACC record for all-purpose running yards per game with 191, the record had stood since 1968...only player in the nation with a touchdown in every one of his team's games this year, 14 in a row....went over 7000 career yards when he went 88 yards for a touchdown with the opening kickoff at South Carolina...that play was his seventh career kickoff return for a score, an all-time NCAA record...joins Reggie Bush as only players in college football history with 3000 yards rushing, 1500 yards in kickoff returns, 1000 in receiving and 500 in punt returns... finished with eight kick returns for touchdowns in has career, tied for the NCAA record....has set 31 Clemson records in various categories, including the record for all-purpose running, returns for touchdowns and many others...ranks third in Clemson history in career rushing...just the sixth player in ACC history with 3000 yards rushing and 1000 yards receiving in a career...had 21 career touchdowns of 50 yards or more...more than Tim Brown, Rocket Ismail or Reggie Bush, similar types of players, had in their careers...went past Reggie Bush on the all-time all-purpose yardage list when he had 312 yards against Florida State on November 7...one of two players nationally to have three 300-yard all-purpose running games in 2009...one of two players in Clemson history to account for a touchdown five different ways (punt return, kickoff return, reception, rush and has thrown a touchdown pass)....threw a scoring pass, caught a touchdown pass and ran for a score in win over NC State on November 14...only running back in the nation to do all three in the same game this year....ranks third in Clemson history in rushing, 12th in receptions, first in kickoff returns.... has recorded these numbers while serving three years as a part time player with James Davis....graduated in three-and-a-half years on December 17, 2009, he received standing ovation from Clemson Board of Trustees when he crossed the stage, first time that had happened for a student-athlete....made first-team Academic All-ACC in 2008 when he made the Dean's List....first Clemson running back to make first-team Academic All-ACC and first-team All-ACC on the field in same year in school history. ...rated among the top 16 players in the nation for the NFL draft by Mel Kiper...also a three-time All-American in track for the Tigers...first-team Strength All-American in 2008...had career best time of 6.58 in the 60 and 10.22 in the 100 meters.

2009: Fourth the nation in all-purpose running with 191 yards per game....would have averaged 206 yards per game had he not played against Coastal Carolina when he had just five touches for 27 yards in Clemson rout... achieved stats against a tough schedule that has included four games against top 15 teams.... had 234 against Georgia Tech in the regular season, 301 in the ACC Championship game, 227 against TCU and 310 against Miami (FL)...had school record 310 all-purpose yards at eighth-ranked Miami...almost had at least 100 yards in three different areas...had 125 in kickoff returns, 104 receiving and 81 rushing....this was against a Miami defense ranked in the top 25 in the nation in total defense....then broke his own record two weeks later with 312 yards against Florida State in 40-37 victory... had a play of at least 54 yards in 10 of 12 games vs. an FBS opponent this year...had seven straight games with a play of at least 60 yards in each of the first seven games .... achieved a 60-yard play four different ways.... four kickoff returns, two pass receptions, a punt return and two runs of at least 60 yards this year....ranked third in the nation in kickoff return average and fourth in all-purpose running yards per game...had 26-yard average in punt returns also, but didn't have enough attempts to qualify...had 31 kick returns in 2009 and five went for touchdowns.....had six games of at least 200 all-purpose running yards, a Clemson single season record....had Clemson record 21 touchdowns for the season, the only player nationally to score a touchdown in every game....has 51 career touchdowns, to set the Clemson career record... had 20 rushes for 233 yards and four touchdowns in MVP performance in the ACC Championship game...believed to be first player in any league to win championship game MVP for a losing team....set Clemson single season scoring record with 128 points....his number-28 will be retired at end of the season and he will be honored at a Clemson home game next year...had 2680 all-purpose yardage an ACC record....finished his career with MVP performance in the Music City Bowl, leading Clemson to win over Kentucky....he had 172 all-purpose yards in that game...named National All-Satellite Player of the Year by ESPN's Todd McShay...top college player in South Carolina, he won Banks McFadden Award...National Kick Returner of the Year by College Football Performance Awards.

2008: First-Team All-ACC as a kick returner and second-team as a running back...first-team All-ACC as a running back and kick returner by ESPN.com...honorable mention All-American as an all-purpose player by SI.com...led the ACC in all-purpose yards (1,770)...21st in the nation in all-purpose yards per game...14th in the nation in kickoff returns (27.2)...perhaps the best all-around player in the ACC; he was first in all-purpose yards, second in kickoff returns, second in punt returns (9.1), and third in touchdowns (11)...14th in the ACC in receptions (34) and 16th in receiving yards (436)...second among ACC running backs in catches per game...perhaps the top receiving running back in the ACC; had 34 catches for 436 yards and three touchdowns; led ACC running backs in receiving yards; the total was also a Clemson single-season record...averaged 48.0 receiving yards per game in ACC games, the ninth-best figure in the ACC...had 1,065 yards from scrimmage...after returning from a midseason hamstring injury, he averaged 173 all-purpose yards per game in the last six games, helping Clemson to a 4-2 record; he had four games with at least 185 all-purpose yards and averaged 9.1 yards every time he touched the ball during that time...offensive player-of-the-game by the coaches three times and special teams player-of-the-game twice for a team-high five total selections...had his best game of the year at Boston College when he had 242 all-purpose yards; that included 105 receiving yards, then just the third 100-yard receiving game in Clemson history by a running back; winner of the "Leather Helmet Award" and was ACC Offensive Back-of-the-Week; also won that award against Duke when he had 201 all-purpose yards...had a 96-yard kickoff return for a score against #24 Alabama...had a season-high 98 rushing yards against Maryland...had 88 rushing yards against South Carolina.

2007: Honorable Mention All-ACC pick as a kick returner by AP/ACSMA...second-team All-ACC kick returner by Rivals.com...led the Tigers and was fourth in the ACC in all-purpose yards (132.5)...second in the ACC and 14th in the nation in kickoff returns (28.8)...only ACC player with two kickoff returns for touchdowns; he is just the second Tiger to do it in one year, joining Doug Thomas (1990)...had the kickoff returns for touchdown in consecutive games against Duke and Wake Forest, the first Tiger in history to return kickoffs for scores in consecutive games...second in the ACC in kickoff returns and eighth in punt returns (8.6); he was one of four players in the top 10 in the ACC in both return areas...second-leading rusher on the team with 768 yards...averaged 5.3 yards per rush...had 25 carries of 10 yards or more, second-most on the team...touched the ball 214 times on returns, receptions, and rushes, averaging 16.5 touches per game...third-leading receiver with 34 catches...had three 100-yard rushing games, including 114 yards on 21 carries at N.C. State and 106 yards on 17 carries at Maryland; he added eight carries for 112 yards and one touchdown in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against #21 Auburn...had a stronger second half of the season when he averaged at least 5.0 yards per carry in five of the last six regular-season games; Clemson was 5-0 in those contests...had just 38 rushing yards against Louisiana-Monroe, but he had 87 receiving yards on four catches...had 1,723 all-purpose yards, fourth-most in school history...earned a helmet sticker from ESPN for his 114 yards on 21 carries and three catches for 34 yards at N.C. State; he also had 41 kickoff return yards, so he had 189 all-purpose yards...in the last seven games, he had 83 carries for 564 yards, a 6.1-yard average...had a 68-yard receiving touchdown against Louisiana-Monroe and an 11-yard receiving touchdown at N.C. State...had 88 yards on 16 carries and four catches at South Carolina...had 112 rushing yards, and eight-yard punt return, and 103 yards on kickoff returns, as he totaled 218 all-purpose yards against #21 Auburn...only Tiger in history with a 100-yard kickoff return game and 100-yard rushing performance in one game...had an 83-yard touchdown run against #21 Auburn, the longest rush in Peach/Chick-fil-A Bowl history and the longest play in school history in a bowl game.

2006: Led the team and was second in the ACC in 100-yard rushing games (5); he set a Clemson freshman record...led ACC freshmen in rushing yards per game...averaged 7.3 yards per rush, the best by any ACC player since Warrick Dunn had a 7.48-yard average in 1995; it was also the fourth-best figure in the nation and fourth-best in ACC history...second in the ACC in all-purpose yards per game (108.8)...52nd in the nation in rushing yards per game (72.2) and 48th in all-purpose yards per game...tied for third in the ACC in total touchdowns (12) and tied for seventh in scoring (6.0)...finished the regular season strong with two 150-yard rushing games; he had 154 yards against N.C. State and 155 against South Carolina...first Tiger running back to gain at least 150 rushing yards in consecutive games since Terry Allen (1988); his performance against the Gamecocks included an 80-yard run, the longest by a Tiger in 13 years...had an 82-yard reception at Boston College, the fourth-longest catch in Tiger history and the longest by a running back in school history...had 938 rushing yards, third-most in a season by a Tiger freshman...established Clemson freshman records for all-purpose yards (1,415) and touchdowns...fourth in the ACC in rushing yards per game and eighth in scoring...three-time ACC Rookie-of-the-Week; he was named for his performances against North Carolina, Wake Forest, and #13 Georgia Tech...his 938 rushing yards were eighth-most among freshmen in ACC history...his 10 rushing touchdowns tied for fourth-most in ACC history by a freshman...second in the ACC in 100-yard rushing games (5)...started against Florida Atlantic, just the eighth freshman running back to start an opener since 1953...offensive player-of-the-game four times by the coaches...had 116 rushing yards against #13 Georgia Tech; he teamed with James Davis to become the first 200/100-yard rushing combo in the same game in Tiger history...totaled 19 catches for 210 yards...had a 52-yard run for a touchdown and a 50-yard reception for a score against #13 Georgia Tech, the first Tiger in history with one of each of 50 yards or more in the same game...had six touchdowns of 50 yards or more, most in Clemson history in a season...had at least one reception in 10 games; he had streak of eight in a row at one point...had just 103 rushing yards in his first four games, but had 104 carries for 835 yards in his last nine games; that was 8.0 yards per carry and 93 yards per game over the last nine games.

Track (2008-09): Outdoor - Ran the second leg on Clemson's 4x100m relay team that finished third in the nation with a time of 38.77, so that gave him All-America honors...13th in the nation in the 100m with a time of 10.30...ran the second leg of Clemson's victorious 4x100m relay team at the NCAA East Regional...qualified for the 100m at the NCAA national meet as an at-large entry...earned All-ACC honors in the 100m when he finished second at the league meet to teammate Jacoby Ford...established a personal best in the 100m (10.22) and 200m (20.91) at the Orange & Purple Classic...Indoor - Finished seventh at the ACC Championships in the 60m.

Track (2007-08): Outdoor - Returned to track after practicing with the football team during the spring...ran a 10.59 in the 100m prelims at the ACC Championships and finished fourth at the league meet in Atlanta, GA...posted a regional-qualifying time of 10.33 in the 100m at the Orange & Purple Classic...ran the third leg with the Tigers' 4x100m relay team that ran a season-best 39.23...his best time in the 200m was 20.96 at the East Region Championships...placed sixth in the 100m and seventh in the 200m at regionals; he recorded his top career times in both, including a 10.29 in the 100m prelims...Indoor - Earned All-America honors in the 60m as the 10th-place finisher and eighth-best American; he ran a 6.67 in the prelims...qualified for the NCAA Championships automatically with the second-best time (6.58) in the nation; he recorded the time in a win at the Carolina Classic in Chapel Hill, NC in February; that time is fifth-best in school history, behind four current or former All-Americans...earned his first All-ACC certificate in the 60m after finishing runner-up to teammate Travis Padgett at the league meet; he posted a 6.70 in the final...finished fifth in the 200m (22.04) at the ACC meet.

Track (2006-07): Outdoor - Qualified for the NCAA Championships as a member of the 4x100m relay team...helped the squad to a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championships and earned his first All-America certificate; he ran anchor leg...earned his first All-ACC certificate after placing third in the 100m...helped the 4x100m relay team to a runner-up finish and the fourth-best time in the nation (39.48) at the conference meet...regional qualifier multiple times in the 100m; his top time was 10.41 at the Clemson Invitational...Indoor - Scored at the ACC meet in the 60m (6.74); it was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark.

Before Clemson: Had 541 carries for 5,511 yards (10.2 average) in his career at Union County High School...First-Team USA Today All-American, the first running back to come to Clemson with that honor since 1989 (Rudy Harris)...First-Team Parade All-American; also the first Parade All-America running back to come to Clemson since Harris...#8 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com, including the #1 all-purpose running back; also the #1 player in Florida...#43 player and #6 running back in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...#12 prospect in the nation by Tom Lemming...#16 prospect in the nation by Scout.com and #4 running back...#23 prospect and #4 running back in the nation by SuperPrep...#47 prospect in the nation by ESPN.com...EA Sports Second-Team All-American...first-team All-South by Countdown to Signing Day...played in the U.S. Army All-American game...selected for the California-Florida High School All-Star game...had 176 carries for 1,840 yards (10.5 average) as a senior; also had 30 rushing touchdowns and one on a kickoff return; added 15 catches for 249 yards...scored 93 career touchdowns (85 rushing, three receiving, three on kickoff returns, two on punt returns)...three-time all-state pick...one of the top track athletes in Florida...state 100m (10.42) and 200m champion...won the 100m at the Golden West Meet, a national meet held in June, 2006 in California; also finished second in the 200m...played shooting guard on the hardwood...coached by Buddy Nobles...selected Clemson over Florida, Florida State, Miami (FL), and Southern California...born Aug. 5, 1987...majoring in sociology; he needs to complete just four courses in the fall of 2009 in order to graduate.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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Career Stats
  Rushing Passing Total Off. Receiving Pass Int Ret Fum. Ret. Punting Punt Ret KO Ret TTL Off Kicks Off R/P Def Kicks Def R/P FG  
Name Class Year Pos Ht G No Yds TD Att Comp Int Yds TD Conv Plays Yds No Yds TD No Yds TD No Yds TD No Yds No Yds TD No Yds TD TD Att Made Att Made Att Made Att Made Att Made Saf Pts
Spiller, C.J. FR 2006-07 RB - 13 129 938 10 - - - - - - 129 938 19 210 2 - - - - - - - - 11 33 0 13 234 0 12 - - - - - - - - - - - 72
Spiller, C.J. SO 2007-08 RB - 13 145 768 3 - - - - - - 145 768 34 271 2 - - - - - - - - 16 137 0 19 547 2 7 - - - - - - - - - - - 42
Spiller, C.J. JR 2008-09 RB - 12 116 629 7 1 1 0 15 1 - 117 644 34 436 3 - - - - - - - - 18 189 0 19 516 1 11 - - - - - - - - - - - 66
Spiller, C.J. SR 2009-10 RB - 14 216 1212 12 2 1 0 17 1 - 218 1229 36 503 4 - - - - - - - - 8 210 1 23 755 4 21 - - 1 1 - - - - - - - 128
Career Totals - - - - 52 606 3547 32 3 2 0 32 2 - 609 3579 123 1420 11 - - - - - - - - 53 569 1 74 2052 7 51 - - 1 1 - - - - - - - 308

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