This is a new segment that Fooch wanted to incorporate for the offseason. The purpose of the new segment is to take an individual, in-depth look at some of the top college players in the Nation. From (January 12th) up until the day before the draft (April 21st), I will be writing articles on 100 different players in the next 100 days, hence the 100 in 100 title. The whole idea behind the 100 in 100 is to focus the conversation solely on the specific player that the particular articles will be covering. Deeper in to the article, I will cover the player's attributes, awards earned, honors earned, highlights (if available), and their NCAA college career stats.
C.J. Spiller is in my opinion the most electrifying offensive players in the country. It has been duely noted that Spiller is probably my favorite player to watch in NCAA Football. He has definitely earned his way in to a first round pick slot in the 2010 Draft. Spiller has everything that one could ask for in a running back. He has exceptional hands and has the ablity to line up as a receiver in the slot or on the outside. I often find myself asking, "How would he fit in to the Niners offense?", the answer that often proceeds that question is typically, "anyway you want"; he is extremely versatile and can explode for a TD anytime he touches the ball. The possibilities are endless with Spiller. He was very effective in returning kicks as well. Spiller scored a touchdown in every game of the 2009 season and was also the only player to score 5 different ways by rushing, receiving, passing, punt return, and kick return. Clemson hasn't always been the best recruiting school for football, but I can imagine that is all changing now thanks to the help of Spiller, Ford, Sapp, and McDaniel among others. Spiller, a Florida native, had the opportunity to go to school's such as Florida and Florida State but after commiting to Coach Dabo Swinney by signing his intent on the back of a business card and later a visit to the school confirmed the choice to attend school at Clemson University.
After the jump, I'll get in to some of the specifics regarding Spiller. There will also be a highlight video attached for those who may not have had a good opportunity to see Spiller in action.
There are for more video highlights, you can go to a variety of other video hosting websites. As you can see in the feed here, Spiller has all the moves and all the speed to give him the potential at a good run (no pun intended) in an NFL career.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
- 2009 ACC Player of the Year
- 2nd Team All-ACC Running Back
|2009 Regular Season Game Log||Rushing||Receiving||Fumbles|
|9/5||Middle Tennessee||W 37-14||4||12||3.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0|
|9/10||@Georgia Tech||L 30-27||20||87||4.4||25||0||4||69||17.3||63||1||0||0|
|9/19||Boston College||W 25-7||17||77||4.5||13||0||1||2||2.0||2||0||0||0|
|10/17||Wake Forest||W 38-3||9||106||11.8||66||2||2||6||3.0||9||0||0||0|
|10/24||@Miami (FL)||W 40-37||14||81||5.8||48||0||6||104||17.3||56||1||0||0|
|10/31||Coastal Carolina||W 49-3||5||27||5.4||10||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0|
|11/7||Florida State||W 40-24||22||165||7.5||45||1||3||67||22.3||58||1||0||0|
|11/14||@North Carolina State||W 43-23||18||97||5.4||30||1||3||48||16.0||34||1||0||0|
|11/28||@South Carolina||L 34-17||9||18||2.0||5||0||3||19||6.3||10||0||0||0|
|12/5||Georgia Tech||L 39-34||20||233||11.7||54||4||1||5||5.0||5||0||0||0|
|2009 Postseason Game Log||Rushing||Receiving||Fumbles|
|GAYLORD HOTELS MUSIC CITY BOWL||Kentucky||W 21-13||15||67||4.5||16||1||3||58||19.3||42||0||0||0|
SUMMARY AND PROJECTIONS:
Spiller will more than likely share time with another running back of whatever team he is drafted to. However, the story could play out as it did with Chris Johnson and LenDale White in Tennessee when Johnson showed the ability to be an every down back and the ability to score on every touch. Spiller will add instant value in many areas for whoever does get to draft him. Projection: 1st round, picks 10-20.
Possibilities-- Dolphins, Seahawks, Texans, 49ers, Giants