Who dat? It’s C.J. Spiller.
The city of New Orleans will get to know the name that’s famous among Tiger fans, as Spiller signed with the New Orleans Saints during free agency.
Per the team’s official website, Spiller’s deal is reported to be $18 million over four years, a deal that includes $9 million in guaranteed money. Spiller will be working alongside former Alabama running back Mark Ingram, who the Saints have also resigned this offseason.
Prior to joining the Saints, Spiller spent five seasons with the Buffalo Bills, who drafted him ninth overall in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He earned a Pro Bowl bid in 2012 and finished the year with 1,244 rushing yards.
While at Clemson, Spiller excelled as a two-sport athlete in football and track. During his tenure in solid orange, Spiller was selected twice as both an All-American in Outdoor Track & Field for the 4×100 and as an All-ACC Outdoor Track Selection for the 100m. He also earned All-American and All-ACC honors in Indoor Track & Field for the 60m.
In football, Spiller’s speed made him a dynamic threat to score from anywhere on the field. Spiller’s best year came in 2009 when he opted to return for his senior season. That year, he was named a unanimous All-American, ACC Player of the Year, ACC Championship Game MVP and ACC Offensive Player of the Year. Spiller was also the only college football player in the country to score a touchdown in every single game during the 2009 season.
His No. 28 jersey was retired at Clemson on October 16, 2010.
February 3, 2023