By Ross Jones, FOXSports.com
It’s not hard to figure out why C.J. Spiller often gets overlooked. The man plays in Buffalo, splits carries with another running back and the franchise hasn’t had a winning season in nearly a decade. To think that not having the spotlight irks Spiller would be a misconception.
When he was making his decision on what college to attend, NBC wanted to showcase the blue-chip talent’s commitment during their annual telecast of the US Army All-American Bowl. Spiller passed. Instead, he wanted to announce the decision in front of his hometown crowd – the one who would support Union County (Lake Butler, Fla.) prospect every Friday night.
“That’s a man of character right there,” Spiller’s high school coach Buddy Nobles told FOXSports.com in a telephone interview. “He could’ve [made his commitment] in front of thousands of people on TV, but he said, ‘I’m going to do it right here in front of 800 or 900 people right here in the gym.’” Keep Reading…