Ainias Smith is one of Texas A&M's top playmakers. Once more details are available on who he is dating, we will update this section. A tight end, Fred Spiller was forced to quit the sport because of a back issue in 2001 while playing under legendary A&M coach R.C. He was really surprised.”. The Aggies’ defense looked the best it has all season, bottling up Kevin Harris for just 39 yards. The best part about Isaiah Spiller playing for the Texas A&M Aggies isn’t that head coach Jimbo Fisher has a steady halfback for Mond or whomever plays quarterback to hand the ball off to for at least another two seasons. Back-to-back road contests against top teams in Georgia and LSU to wrap up a tough November slate won’t make it any easier to gain yardage. It’s that Fred Spiller gets to witness his son accomplish the things he couldn’t because of his back injury. That total was good enough to tie former TAMU running back Trayveon Williams’ (who now plays for the Cincinnati Bengals) single-game freshman rushing record. It gave him some quality early practice for his new role at Texas A&M — running back. In his first college football game, he rushed for 106 yards on just seven carries versus Texas State. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound back scored three touchdowns and totaled 217 rushing yards on 20 carries. Some of those characteristics, especially the toughness and elusiveness, likely used to help during those old Crush the Carrier sessions. Spiller’s breakout game that thrusted him into one of the SEC’s top-10 rushers came against UTSA. His father, of course, was there to record that. All the glory goes to God for his direction! With the future and some things we’re trying to do, I think it’ll be a very good package for us.”. The seventh-ranked Aggies don't plan on stopping, either. – @isaiah_spiller view-point every play is not going to be clean and every hole is not going to be clean. The speedster received interest from plenty of major programs, including Oklahoma and Alabama. The best part about Isaiah Spiller playing for the Texas A&M Aggies isn’t that head coach Jimbo Fisher has a steady halfback for Mond or whomever plays quarterback to hand the ball off to for at least another two seasons. And in Spiller’s commitment video, he had a familiar face telling him to “continue your legacy” before Spiller revealed his selection with his dad donning maroon next to him. Personal Life. “I think they’re very good,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said. Spiller scored his first touchdown — the first of two that game — in another 100-yard rushing performance against Lamar. The move then became permanent this offseason, giving A&M a promising young tandem at running back with the combination of Smith and fellow sophomore Isaiah Spiller, a 220-pound former four-star recruit who ran for 946 yards last season. During the Eighties, conservative politics and Reaganomics held sway as the Berlin Wall crumbled, new computer technologies emerged and blockbuster movies and MTV reshaped pop culture. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Spiller was part of A&M’s monster recruiting class last year that finished No. I’m committed to…… pic.twitter.com/bSiCouhXwf, — Isaiah Spiller (@isaiah_spiller) July 20, 2018. Some SEC schools may have an argument for it, but Oklahoma has been making a name for itself as Running Back U. The Aggies leading rusher’s father, Fred Spiller, also played for the Aggies back in the early 2000s. Fred and his wife Iesha and their two other daughters still live in Spring, Texas, which is an hour and a half away from College Station. So I think they’re a very talented group and the two of them are great change of pace guys. I wonder why…, Aggies sawin’ ‘em off after a 30-6 win over South Carolina…featuring running back Isaiah Spiller and his father, former A&M player Fred Spiller. Fred Spiller, Isaiah’s father, explains. The title is 22 years old; Isaiah Spiller is 19. @isaiah_spiller first of many!! In addition, Texas A&M coaches consider Smith “tough as hell” and love his physicality despite him lacking the size of a typical SEC running back. COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M’s last league championship helped land one of the SEC’s current top running backs. All rights reserved (About Us). Although Smith and Spiller will share playing time, it was Smith who got the start during the Aggies' season-opening win over Vanderbilt. First collegiate TD!! “The more we can create that without the QB run, it’s good,” Fisher told The Eagle. And in Spiller’s commitment video, he had a familiar face telling him to “continue your legacy” before Spiller revealed his selection with his dad donning maroon next to him. Slowing them down will be one of the top challenges for the Crimson Tide on Saturday. He can run. After initially playing wide receiver at A&M, and after catching 20 passes during the regular season last year, the 5-foot-10, 190-pound Smith was moved to running back during the buildup to the Aggies' bowl game because of injuries at the position. looks poised to be the nation’s next great quarterback, 22 Famous People Who Went to Texas A&M University. Like many famous people and celebrities, CJ Spiller keeps his personal life private. And it would typically be Smith, his older brother — former Alabama and Georgia defensive back Maurice Smith — and some of Maurice’s friends. “I’ve been wearing A&M my whole life so it’s all I know,” Spiller told 247Sports. Texas A&M put on a performance worthy of a College Football Playoff contender. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. "The versatility in which he has, he’s a natural football player and you get him a few more touches back there (at running back). Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller Following in His Father’s Footsteps, 4-Star WR Turned Down Massive Offers to Stay Close to Home, Jimbo Fisher’s Divorce Cost Him Millions, Then He Remarried. “I still wear A&M so this was a big opportunity for me and my family. Isaiah Spiller continued his dominance on the ground to finish with 131 yards on 18 carries. After the Aggies lost running back Jashaun Corbin to a season-ending hamstring injury in September and running back Vernon Jackson to a career-ending neck injury that same month, A&M freshman running back Isaiah Spiller took the reigns in the backfield. Sometimes you just got to create that on your own. 3 in the country. And sometimes they play together, which is another set of issues that you have to deal with defensively.”. A four-star running back coming out of Klein Collins High School (Spring, TX), Spiller was the ninth-ranked running back in the country in the class of 2019. You either kind of got it or you don’t and Isaiah does@fred_spiller pic.twitter.com/OPqnY8r64u, — Footwork_King (@footwork_king1) November 17, 2019. Texas A&M feels pretty lucky Spiller is peaking at the right time as the Aggies rolled to a 48-3 victory over South Carolina. pic.twitter.com/XOY3uJIdaT, — Fred Spiller (@fred_spiller) September 15, 2019. pic.twitter.com/HBEpdG0QQk. CJ Spiller was born in 1980s. Before they’ve even been conceived, their parents know they’ll be on a football field or basketball court playing for the same team one of them did. A recent Gator grad, Patrick currently resides in Gainesville, Florida. “So he was built to do this from a very young age.”. Fred, of course, attends as many Texas A&M games as possible. When he received that coveted offer from his dad’s alma mater, it was like a dream come true. You can use him in multiple roles and multiple things, so we liked him back there and felt very comfortable with it. Also, the father of stud 2019 RB Isaiah Spiller. As The Eagle pointed out, Spiller has thrived when quarterback Kellen Mond shows opposing defenses he’s just as much of a threat to run the ball. And moving 0, Smith, from receiver last year to running back, he’s a very explosive guy. The former four-star prospect didn’t enter college with as lofty of expectations as Bronny Jr. or the next Manning prodigy, but he does have a legacy to fulfill. CJ Spiller is part of a Millenn… Now, they’re factoring into Smith being a lead option in A&M’s running game. The 1980s was the decade of big hair, big phones, pastel suits, Cabbage Patch Kids, Rubik’s cubes, Yuppies, Air Jordans, shoulder pads and Pac Man. Follow him on Twitter @mzenitz. He finished with 51 yards on a team-high 10 carries, had a 25-yard touchdown run and caught two passes for 27 yards while also — like last year — serving as the Aggies' punt returner. It’s really big so I thank God for the opportunity. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Slocum. Spiller’s 60 combined yards on 30 hand-offs against Alabama, Clemson, Auburn and Arkansas don’t look pretty but may be more indicative of Texas A&M’s blocking than anything. Through TAMU’s first 10 games, Spiller racked up 796 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. “Ainias was the youngest of all of them and they used to make him run through all of the older guys,” his father Maurice Smith Sr. said. CJ Spiller’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. The Texas A&M Aggies have their own version of a legacy player, and he’s stepped up big time in College Station. He’s about 50 yards away from breaking 1,000 yards from scrimmage. Live: Interview with former A&M tight end Fred Spiller.