Dec. 9, 2009
Clemson, SC – Clemson’s DeAndre McDaniel were both named All-Americans by CBS Sportsline on Wednesday. Spiller was named a first-team All-American kick returner and McDaniel was named second-team All-American as a defensive back.
Spiller has five kick returns for touchdowns this year, most in the nation. He has four on kickoff returns and one on a punt return. He set an NCAA record for kickoff returns for touchdowns in a career when he had his seventh at South Carolina on November 28. He averages 33.7 yards per kickoff return and 26.3 yards per punt return this year.
Additionally, Spiller averages 193 all-purpose yards per game, fourth best in the nation. He has 7416 all-purpose yards for his career, third best in NCAA history, and his 2508 yards this year are an ACC record. He has 1145 yards rushing after recording 233 yards in the ACC Championship game against Georgia Tech. He is the only player in the nation to score a touchdown in every game this year.
McDaniel has eight interceptions this year to lead the ACC and rank in a tie for second best in the nation. His eight interceptions also tied a Clemson single season record. The junior from Tallahassee, FL has 87 tackles to rank fourth on the team, including a pair of quarterback sacks.
Both Spiller and McDaniel made firs-team All-ACC earlier this month.
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