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    Monday, November 03, 2008

    Two Clemson Players Named To ACC Players Of The Week Honors

    Two Clemson players were named to the ACC's players of the week honors for their performance in Clemson's win against Boston College.

    Running back C.J. Spiller was named the offensive back of the week as he had 242 all-purpose yards to lead the way in Clemson's 27-21 win over Boston College. The junior had six receptions out of the backfield for 105 yards, a Clemson record for reception yards by a running back in a single game. Spiller also had 8 carries for 55yards, a 64-yard kickoff return that changed the momentum of the game in the fourth period and led to Clemson's winning touchdown. He also added an 18-yard punt return. His 242 all-purpose running yards were the 11th most in Clemson history and the fourth most by a Clemson player in the 21st century.

    In addition, the ACC offensive lineman honor went to Thomas Austin,a 6-3, 295 OG/C. The junior Austin graded 82 percent with five knockdowns and did not allow a sack in playing two different positions in Clemson's win over Boston College. Austin had started the first seven games at center, he moved to left guard for the Boston College game. Austin played all 69 snaps, 60 at guard and nine at center in the victory.

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