C.J. Spiller named to Pro Bowl roster as replacement for Ravens' Ray Rice

Former Clemson star topped 100-yard mark from scrimmage in 11 games this season, led NFL in yards per carry

Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) runs against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) runs against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

The NFL announced Monday that former Clemson star C.J. Spiller and Buffalo Bills teammate Kyle Williams have been named to 2013 AFC Pro Bowl roster.

They will replace Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, who earned a trip to the Super Bowl with their win over New England in the AFC Championship game on Sunday.

Spiller rushed for a career-high 1,244 yards on 207 carries and six touchdowns in 2012 - the first 1,000 yard season of his NFL career.

He tied for the NFL lead among running backs in 2012 with a 6.0 yards per carry average. Spiller eclipsed 100 yards from scrimmage in 11 games in 2012 - the first such season by a Bill since 1993 (Thurman Thomas - 13) and the third player to do so (O.J. Simpson).

A 5-11, 200-pound Clemson product, Spiller entered the NFL as Buffalo’s first-round (10th overall) draft choice in 2010. In his three-year career, Spiller has totaled 2,088 rushing yards on 388 carries with 10 touchdowns and added 106 catches for 885 yards and five scores.

Williams recorded 5.0 sacks and 46 tackles (27 solo) in the 2012. In Week Two vs. Kansas City, Williams matched a career-best with 2.0 sacks and added three tackles.

A 6-1, 303-pound Louisiana State product, Williams entered the NFL as the first of Buffalo’s two fifth-round (134th overall) draft picks in 2006. In his seven-year career, Williams has registered 346 tackles (224 solo) and 18.5 sacks in 99 games played with 94 starts. His 346 total tackles since entering the NFL in 2006 are tied for fifth-most among defensive tackles. This will mark Williams’ second Pro Bowl appearance (2010).

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33dtb writes:

Congrats
Go CJ

drunkninja18 writes:

Way to go CJ!

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