Punter could follow dad's footsteps

Punter could follow dad's footsteps


Punter could follow dad's footsteps


Bill Spiers was a Major League shortstop and third baseman over the span of three decades.

A first round draft pick out of Clemson, Spiers played for the Brewers from 1989-94. He was with the Mets in ’95 before finishing his career with the Astros in 2001.

Spiers, who was also a punter in college, is now the head football coach at Calhoun Academy. His son, Will, was a quarterback and punter.

The 6-5, 210-pound senior was offered as a preferred walk-on punter while he was visiting with Dabo Swinney before the Florida State game.

“He called my dad, I think two weeks before that and talked about it,” Spiers said.

It’s an intriguing opportunity.

“It’s very exciting for me and my family, because we’ve always been Clemson fans,” he said. “I’ve always wanted to go there and play a sport.”

Monte Lee’s expressed some interest in having Spiers join the Clemson baseball team.

“I think it’s kind of the same situation there, a preferred walk-on spot, a chance to make the team,” Spiers said.

Anderson University is also recruiting him to play baseball. Clemson is the direction he’s leaning.

Spiers will take an official visit to Clemson in January.



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