Texas A&M freshman Isaiah Spiller had quite the day on Saturday against UT-San Antonio, running for 217 yards and three touchdowns (both tying A&M freshman records). This would be impressive for a running back, but is even more impressive given his well-known status as a defensive lineman.
Here’s the screenshot for when this tweet is inevitably deleted.
We initially assumed this tweet was a mistake, but after four hours of it remaining online, we have to now take it as fact. Isaiah Spiller is a defensive lineman and we will accept no arguments to the contrary.
As already mentioned, this revelation just reinforces how impressive Spiller’s performance was, not only this Saturday, but all season long. When sophomore running back Jashaun Corbin was lost for the year, we all wondered who would fill his shoes, and I don’t think anyone considered that a defensive lineman would step up and come out of nowhere to tote the rock like he has. And yet, here is defensive lineman Isaiah Spiller doing just that.
The insertion of Spiller into the lineup is a testament to coach Jimbo Fisher’s flexibility, showing no hesitation to ask a player to play a position he has definitely never played before in order to best utilize his skill set and help the team in the process. Now the question becomes, with Spiller’s success running the ball, and his lack of playing time at his true position (which is defensive lineman, mind you), will the position change become permanent? Only time will tell. Until then, enjoy watching this very undersized defensive lineman carry the ball for your Aggies.
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