Aug 8, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Tigers in the NFL: Watkins, Spiller Lead Buffalo Bills to First Preseason Win in 2014

As you may have noticed, there are quite a few Clemson Tigers playing with the Buffalo Bills these days. Last night, the Bills played their second preseason game of the 2014 season and three former Clemson stars–Sammy Watkins, CJ Spiller, and Jonathan Meeks—made a significant impact.

  • Watkins made the first three receptions of his NFL career, for 21 yards.
  • Spiller rushed three times for 22 yards and an average just a bit over seven yards per carry.
  • Meeks picked off Joe Webb with a minute left in the game, effectively clinching the victory for the Bills.

Chris Hairston and Antoine McClaine, two former Clemson offensive linemen, also appeared in the game for the Bills.

The above picture comes from Tim Bourret, who was probably the single most interesting person to follow on Twitter during that game, if you were a Clemson fan. He was live-tweeting Clemson-related thoughts like this:


Or this:

Bourret also pointed out a few things casual observers tend to miss, like the successes of Clemson offensive linemen.


Finally, here are the highlights, featuring all three of Watkins’ catches, courtesy of the NFL.

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