had a knack for making the right cut and did it while welcoming contact. CJ was the best at making a cut and getting away from everyone and we all knew if there was any daylight it was over. But if i had to bring back one dude that was money every time he got the ball it was Justin Miller.
"When I was young, I was sure of many things; now there are only two things of which I am sure: one is, that I am a miserable sinner; and the other, that Christ is an all-sufficient Saviour. He is well-taught who learns these two lessons." -John Newton
I've been watching the tigers since the late 70s..........
Feb 16, 2021, 3:11 PM
There have been very few punt returners that really striked fear in opposing teams. If I had to rank them I would say:
1. Derrick Hamilton-he was a very good kick returner as well. 2. Donnell Woolford-he was terrible early in his career. really came on as a junior and senior. 3. Justin Miller-very dependable to catch and get yards. 4. Amari Rodgers-he was so shifty and didn't lose yards.
I know some people mention Ray Ray but he dropped so many. He was a liability back there. We really haven't had that many threats. I've got to admit our offense has been so good I'm ok with a fair catch at this point.
FAIR CATCH...this is crazy with the amazing skills that we've put on the field. IDK if it's a philosophy to not take advantage of them (stupid) or the blocking schemes are so bad/wrong that no one gets a chance to run with the ball upfield.
By Will Vandervort / Photo courtesy Clemson University. Who do you think is the best punt returner in Clemson history? Many of you out there will probably say C.J. Spiller. That makes sense. Others might say Donnell Woolford, Jacoby Ford, Willie Jordan or even Darnell Stephens.
Re: Who are the greatest punt returners for Clemson
Feb 16, 2021, 5:51 PM
An unmentioned name to this point in this thread that I think was very dangerous in the punt return game, but also very reliable, was Brian Mance. Joe Don Reames was also very reliable for a season (2000).