Two Tigers ranked in Top 20 of NFL Running Backs


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Former Clemson standout running backs C.J. SpillerC.J. Spiller
Pro Running Back
#28 5-11, 195
Lake Butler, FL

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and Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
Running Back (2008 - 2012)
#23 5-10, 195
Moncks Corner, SC

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was ranked in Cover32.com's Top 20 running backs in the NFL.

C.J. Spiller was ranked #19 while Andre Ellington followed right behind him at #20 on the ranked list.

Ellington might be the best-kept secret in the NFL, as he led the league last year with a jaw-dropping 5.5 yards per carry. The sample size might have been small (just 118 attempts), but that number catches your eye. And guess what? It’s only going to go up. The Cardinals top back, Rashard Mendenhall, retired at just 26 years old this offseason, meaning Ellington will have a chance to be the feature back and build on a successful rookie season.

Clemson vs. South Carolina - Seniors on the Hill Photos - 2012, Andre Ellington, Football, Seniors, South Carolina

Pic of Andre Ellington running down the Hill on Senior Day.


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