Quick facts on C.J. Spiller


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C.J. Spiller is the 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.

Through November 21, 2009


• Ranks third in the nation in all-purpose yards per game with 187.8 yards per game. That average includes a 27-yard game against Coastal Carolina when he played just a few plays in Clemson’s large margin of victory.

• Third in the nation in kickoff return with a 33.9 average. Also averages 30 yards on punt returns, but doesn’t have enough attempts to qualify.

• Has established ACC record for all-purpose yards in a season with 2066 in 11 games, break league mark held by Thomas Jones of Virginia (1999)

• Only player in the nation to score a touchdown in every game this year.

• Only ACC player to be named ACC Player of the Week four times this year.

• A finalist for the Doak Walker Award for 2009

• Only player in the nation to account for a touchdown five different ways (pass, run, reception, kickoff return, punt return).

• Has had at least 150 all-purpose yards in all but three games this year.

• Only running back in the nation this year to throw a touchdown pass, catch a touchdown pass and rush for a score in the same game. He did that at NC State on November 14.

• Has achieved his all-purpose running stats against a tough schedule. Spiller has three of his top four games against top 15 teams. He had 234 against Georgia Tech, 227 against TCU and 310 against Miami (FL)

• Only player in the nation with two 300-yard all-purpose running games. Had 310 against eighth-ranked Miami in Miami on October 24 in Clemson’s 40-37 victory, then had 312 two weeks later against Florida State.

• Had career high 165 yards rushing against Florida State and 67 receiving yards for 222 yards from scrimmage in that Clemson victory.

• One of 15 “Players to Watch” for the 2009 Walter Camp Foundation Award.

• National Offensive Player of the Week by Walter Camp Foundation for his 310-yard performance against Miami on October 24.

• 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.

• Ranked sixth in NCAA history in all-purpose yardage with 6,974 yards. Needs 26 to become fifth player in NCAA history with 7,000 all-purpose yards.

• Had a play of at least 60 yards in each of the first seven games this year. Streak ended against Coastal Carolina when he touched ball just five times as he rested an injured toe.

• Has had a touchdown of at least 58 yards in seven of the 11 games (60 yard catch against TCU did not score). And he has achieved a 58-yard play four different ways. Has three kickoff returns, three pass receptions, a punt return and two runs of at least 60 yards this year.

• Clemson has an average starting field position advantage of 15 yards (own 39 vs. own 24 for opponents) after a kickoff this year. Opponents have had 14 squib kicks against Clemson this year to keep ball away from Spiller.

• Has tied the national record for career kickoff returns for touchdowns with 6. Needs one more to break mark he co-holds with Anthony Davis of Southern Cal (1972-74) and Ashlan Davis of Tulsa (2004-05). Also needs one more kick return to tie NCAA record for total kick returns for touchdowns in a career. He has seven.

• Has 20 career touchdowns of 50 yards or more. More than Tim Brown, Rocket Ismail or Reggie Bush, similar types of players, had in their careers.

• Ranks third in Clemson history in rushing with 3229, 12th in receptions (116), first in kickoff returns (1840). He has recorded these numbers while serving three years as a part time player with James Davis. C.J. has started just 17 games in his career.

• Became just sixth player in ACC history with 3000 yards rushing and 1000 yards receiving when he went over 3000 rushing yards in win over Florida State.

• Will graduate in three-and-a-half years on December 17, 2009. Made first-team Academic All-ACC last year 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.

• Owns or is tied for 26 Clemson records, including four ACC records and two NCAA


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