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Feb 18, 2020

Spiller Named to South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame

The South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame announced today that former Clemson running back C.J. Spiller has been named as part of the Hall of Fame’s Induction Class of 2020. Additional information from the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame is included below.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Clemson running back C.J. Spiller and USC quarterback Todd Ellis, two of the Palmetto State’s most popular football players, highlight the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame’s Induction Class of 2020.

Also being enshrined are Limestone coach Gaylord Perry, Hilton Head infielder Dan Driessen, USC pitcher Ed Lynch, SC State basketball scorer Roberta Williams and Columbia defensive end Peter Boulware. The seven create one of the best-ever groups in the 60-year history of the organization.

The seven individuals will be forever enshrined with the Palmetto State’s highest athletic honor on Monday, May 11 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Tickets (table of eight for $800) and program sponsorships are available by securing a table from the SCAHOF office at 803/779-0905. Payment and reservations must be made by Friday, April 10.

The SCAHOF Banquet and Ceremony is the largest annual celebration of Palmetto State sports stars under one roof. The traditional Walk of Legends that introduces past inductees is one of the event’s highlights. More information may be obtained at

Spiller, a two-time first-team all-ACC running back played at Clemson University and was recognized as a unanimous All-American (2009) after being named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year. For his career, Spiller rushed for 3,547 yards and 51 touchdowns (32 rushing, 11 receiving, 8 special teams).

Drafted by the Buffalo Bills with the ninth overall pick in the 2010 draft he also played for the New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, and made the 2012 Pro Bowl while playing for the Bills. For his professional career, Spiller rushed for 3,451 yards and 12 touchdowns, and collected 1,484 yards receiving with 9 scores.

Spiller continues to hold the ACC record for career all-purpose running yards with 7,588, the fourth-highest total in NCAA history, which led to his his jersey number 28 being retired in 2010. As a member of Clemson’s track team, he earned 2008 All-America accolades for the 60m indoors and in 2009, collected All-America honors for being part of the 4x100m relay team. He also was named All-ACC twice for his indoor and outdoor sprints.