Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Clemson's Spiller named ACC player of the year

Senior running back and all-purpose threat C.J. Spiller is the first Clemson player in 22 years to win ACC player of the year honores, conference officials announced Wednesday.

Spiller received 29 of the 40 votes in the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association balloting, easily outdistancing Georgia Tech's Josh Nesbit (eight votes), Virginia Tech's Ryan Williams (two votes) and Georgia Tech's Derrick Morgan (one vote).

After returning to school though he was projected as a first-round draft pick, Spiller led Clemson to an 8-4 record, first place in the Atlantic Division and a spot in Saturday's ACC championship game Saturday in Tampa, Fla. He was the only player in the nation to account for touchdowns in five different ways this season - rushing, passing, receiving and on kickoff and punt returns.

He scored at least once in every game this season and led the ACC with an average of nearly 184 all-purpose yards.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

he was kind to stick around one more yr.

tiggers will be atrocius next yr without him.

Anonymous said...

you wish.