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C.J. Spiller on Athlon's All-ACC Team of BCS Era

by Tony Crumpton - Associate Editor - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:16 AM
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Pos: RB   Height: 5-11   Weight: 195   Hometown: Lake Butler, FL (Union County HS)  
Years Played: 2006 - 2009
Former Clemson running back C.J. SpillerC.J. Spiller
Pro Running Back
#28 5-11, 195
Lake Butler, FL

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was listed on Athlon's first team All-ACC team of the BCS Era. No other Clemson player was listed on the the first team.

With elite burst and big-play ability, Clemson used Spiller in every aspect of the game to great success. He is No. 2 in ACC history in yards from scrimmage and total touchdowns and is the NCAA’s all-time leader with seven kickoff return touchdowns. His 2,680 all-purpose yards in 2009 are a single-season ACC record and his 7,588 all-purpose yards are the all-time career record in the ACC by almost 2,000 yards (Leon Johnson, 5,828). No ACC player has scored in more games (34) than Spiller did while at Clemson.


Five former Clemson players were on Athlon's second team All-ACC team: WR Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Wide Receiver (2011 - 2013)
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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, TE Dwayne AllenDwayne Allen
Tight End (2008 - 2011)
#83 6-3, 255
Fayetteville, NC

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, DE Da'Quan BowersDa'Quan Bowers
Defensive End (2008 - 2010)
#93 6-4, 277
Bamberg, SC

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, LB Keith Adams, and FS Robert Carswell.

The only criteria to be on the team (besides being really good) is to have played at least one season in the ACC and to have played during the years of 1998-2013.

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