Dabo Swinney is looking forward to having C.J. Spiller back in Death Valley Saturday. Spiller’s current team, the Buffalo Bills, is on a bye this week so Spiller will be in town to get his number 28 retired.
Swinney told us media types Tuesday Spiller’s arrival will be a shot in the arm for his struggling team. If you are wondering how Spiller can possibly impact a team he’s not a part of, click the link below.
Spiller, or “Dos Ocho” as Swinney used to call him, established 33 records during his career at Clemson. H left as the ACC’s career record holder in all purpose yards with 7,588. That is the second highest total in NCAA history and not bad for a guy Tommy Bowden failed to utilize for two and a half years. Spiller also has an NCAA record seven kickoff returns for a touchdown.
He’s just the third football player in school history to have his number retired. Banks McFadden (#66) and Steve Fuller (#4) are the other two.
Spiller will lead the team through “Tiger Walk” around 10:00 Saturday in the lot 5 parking lot outside the West Zone of Death Valley. He will also run down The Hill with the team in the pregame. He will have his jersey retired during a half time ceremony.