By Eric D. Graham, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: December 12, 2009
(BASN) — Quarterbacks Tim Tebow of Florida and Colt McCoy of Texas, running backs Toby Gerhart of Stanford and Mark Ingram of Alabama, and Nebraska defensive end Ndamukong Suh represent the best college football has to offer this year.
As a result, these five fabulous players were the leading nominees for college football’s most prestigious award, the Heisman Trophy — which was awarded to Ingram — Saturday night in New York City.
Even though he may have been overshadowed by these five phenomenal athletes and overlooked by the Heisman Trophy committee — in my humble opinion — Clemson All-American and three time All-ACC running back C.J. Spiller is the most complete player in college football and by far the best player in the ACC.
For instance, even in defeat against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket in the ACC title game — which Clemson lost 39-34 — the 5-foot-11, 195-pound Spiller was simply spectacular on the ground as he rushed for 233 yards.
If you are a true Clemson fan, you were not shocked by Spiller’s stellar performance against the Rambling Wreck of Georgia Tech
because C.J. throughout his career has been a prime time player.
He holds the ACC’s record for all purpose yardage. Spiller, in fact, has established more than 25 records on an NCAA, ACC & school basis.
For example, Spiller is one of the five players in FBS history to reach 7,000 career yards, 1,500 kickoff return yards, and 1,000 receiving yards in his collegiate career.
This young man can play. And with all of those records, he graduated from Clemson in three and half years with a B.A in sociology.
C.J., see you in the NFL next year!!