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C.J. Spiller Ranked as Most Elusive NFL Back

May 11th, 2013 at 9:41 PM
By Samuel Gerould

Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller is getting accolades for his ability to avoid tackles.

Profootballfocus.com recently named Spiller the most elusive NFL running back. Spiller had a rating of 94.6, which 22.6 better than the next back.

“Spiller is the most elusive running back to have been given any significant number of carries in the past five seasons,” the website said. “(Adrian) Peterson led the league in forced missed tackles with 71, but Spiller notched 66 on 138 fewer touches

During the 2012 season, Spiller carried the ball for 6 yards per carry and forced 53 missed tackles on 207 carries.

“The rate at which he forced misses was ridiculous for somebody given as many carries as he was given,” the website said.

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