"I certainly wanted to make it to New York for the Heisman presentation. It would have been great for this football program and Clemson University in general. But, I have done the best I could in every game. I have no regrets.
"I want to especially thank the Clemson fans for their support. I know they came out in great numbers in the fan voting poll (Spiller finished second in that poll) and have been very supportive of me my entire career.
"I want to thank all my teammates, especially the offensive line. We have one game left. We have not won a bowl game since I have been at Clemson. The seniors want to go out with a win."
Although I knew CJ was not going to win it, I hoped for his sake that he'd get invited. I don't think Tebow really deserved to go this year based on his statistical performances. He got in on a career/pretty-boy ballot. The trophy is no longer about the best player in college football, its about the best player on the best team.
He's the most dynamic player in Clemson history if you ask me, and without the toe injury all season and a coach that would give him 20 carries from scrimmage every day, I think he'd be the Heisman winner.
Now watch him run all over Kentucky.
CJ Spiller Stats:201 Carries, 1145 yards, (5.7ypc) 11 TDs Rushing
33 rec. 445 yards, 4 TDs Receiving
13 ret, 210 Yards, 1 TD punt return
22 ret, 708 yards, 4 TD kickoff return....and 1 passing TD.
Toby Gerhart: 311 carries, 1736yds (5.6), 26 TDs.....10rec. 149yds receiving, 1 passing TD
Tim Tebow: 182/279 (65.2), 2413 yards, 18 TDs passing, 5 INT...203car, 859yds, 13 TD rushing
For comparison, Tebow's Heisman stats: 234/350 (66%), 3286 yards passing, 32 TDs....210, 895 rushing, 23 TDs
Colt McCoy: 330/468 (70.5), 3512 yards, 27 TD, 12 INT....128 rushes, 348yds, 3 TDs
Mark Ingram: 249 carries, 1542yards, 15 TD.....32 rec, 347 yards, 3 TD receiving
Ndamukong Suh: 82 Tkl, 47 Solo, 12 sacks, 1 INT