4  C.J. Spillman
C.J. Spillman
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Central

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 192

Position:
DB

Experience:
3L

JUNIOR Season (2007)
Started all 12 games at free safety...credited with a team-high 131 tackles (64 solo) to rank third overall in Conference USA and 12th in the nation with 10.92 tackles per game...earned second-team All-Conference USA honors from both the league media and coaches...recorded 2.5 tackles for loss and forced a team-high three fumbles...reached double-digit tackles seven times...credited with a career-high 17 tackles and a forced fumble versus New Hampshire...recorded nine tackles at Miami (Fla.) and followed that with 11 tackles against West Virginia...posted 10 tackles at Cincinnati, 11 in the win over Rice, 13 (including 10 solo) at UCF, 13 in the win over East Carolina, and 16 at Houston.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)
Started nine games at defensive back for the Herd...Finished third on the team with 79 tackles and is the Herd's leading returning tackler...Made five stops in the season opener at WVU...Recorded 10 tackles against UCF...Made eight solo stops, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble at SMU...Recorded a career-high 11 tackles against Memphis and Tulane...Returned an interception 85 yards for a touchdown against Memphis.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Played in all 11 games as a true freshman...Recorded his first tackle and forced a fumble against Kansas State...Added five stops (three assisted) in the Herd's 16-13 overtime win over SMU...Had eight tackles in a win over UAB Oct. 15...Added seven tackles (four solo) at UTEP the following weekend...Had three tackles against Tulane...Recorded a 60-yard interception return against East Carolina in the final home game of the season...Had a season-high 11 tackles (nine solo stops) at Memphis, along with a TFL.

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Louisville Central High where he was a standout running back before moving to the defensive backfield...An all-state and all-conference selection in high school...Led team in interceptions...Also lettered three years in track...Coached by Steve Serutte and John Shuman.

PERSONAL
Born on May 6, 1986...son of Claude and Carrie Spillman...full name is Claude Norman Spillman, Jr....his father played football at Western Kentucky...has two sisters, Cherisse and Claudia...has a nephew and niece, Delondre and Cenia...majoring in management.