C.J. Spiller receives two more honors

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Clemson, SC—C.J. Spiller continues to pile up awards, even after his Clemson career is over. On Friday, the now Clemson graduate was named a first-team All-American by ESPN.com for his performance in 2009 and was named to Rival.com’s All-Decade team of College Football.

Spiller was one of four players who were seniors in 2009 to make the All-Decade team. The others were Tim Tebow of Florida at quarterback, Jermaine Gresham of Oklahoma at tight end and Ndamukong Suh of Nebraska at defensive tackle.

Spiller made first-team All-American according to every team announced this year, just the third unanimous All-American in Clemson history. The others are Terry Kinard (1982) and Gaines Adams (2006).

Spiller was named to both teams as a kick returner. This year he set an ACC record with four kickoff returns for touchdowns, giving him seven for his career, an NCAA record. He had five total kick returns for scores this year as he also had a punt return for a score against Boston College.

Spiller finished the year with 21 total touchdowns and was the only player in the nation to score a touchdown in every one of his team’s games this year. He also finished the year fourth in the nation in all-purpose running yards per game and was third in kickoff return average.

As a running back, Spiller had 1212 rushing yards and 503 in receiving yards, the first player in ACC history with at least 1000 yards rushing and 500 receiving in the same year.

Rivals.com All-Decade Team


Pos Name School Years

QB Tim Tebow Florida 2006-09

RB Darren McFadden Arkansas 2005-07

RB Adrian Peterson Oklahoma 2004-06

WR Michael Crabtree Texas Tech 2007-08

WR Larry Fitzgerald Pittsburgh 2002-03

TE Jermaine Gresham Oklahoma 2006-09

OT Jake Long Michigan 2004-07

OT Bryant McKinnie Miami (FL) 2000-01

OG Andre Gurode Colorado 2000-01

OG Steve Hutchinson Michigan 2000

C Lecharles Bentley Ohio State 2000-01


DE David Pollack Georgia 2001-04

DT Tommie Harris Oklahoma 2001-03

DT Ndamukong Suh Nebraska 2006-09

DE Terrell Suggs Arizona State 2000-02

LB A.J. Hawk Ohio State 2002-05

LB Derrick Johnson Texas 2001-04

LB Patrick Willis Mississippi 2003-06

CB Antoine Cason Arizona 2004-07

CB Carlos Rogers Auburn 2001-04

FS Ed Reed Miami (FL) 2000-01

SS Roy Williams Oklahoma 2000-01


PK Billy Bennett Georgia 2002-03

P Dan Sepulveda Baylor 2003-06

KR C.J. Spiller Clemson 2006-09

PR Wes Welker Texas Tech 2000-03

AP Reggie Bush Southern Cal 2003-05

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