Texas A&M Football: 3 implications of Isaiah Spiller declaring for NFL Draft

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No. 2: The Texas A&M football team’s offense will be Devon Achane’s to lead

For Aggie fans, the sad news of Isaiah Spiller’s departure is immediately met with a bittersweet spin. That spin comes in the form of second-year runningback Devon Achane, who has already established himself as one of the best players in college football.

Achane is a dual-sport athlete, competing in both football and track. If you’ve seen him play football, you’ll understand why he chooses to run track — he might be the fastest player in college football.

On the season, Achane rushed for 910 yards and nine touchdowns while splitting carries with Spiller. To be honest, he was the second option in this Aggie backfield. Achane also caught 24 passes for 261 yards on the season.

He was also a special teams threat, notably returning an Alabama kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown at the perfect time. And that’s something that Achane has done thus far in his career — step up in clutch moments.

We saw it in the 2020 season against North Carolina in the Orange Bowl, when a freshman Achane ran 76 yards for a touchdown to give the Aggies a late fourth-quarter lead. This would turn out to be the game-sealing score.

Get ready for your largest dose of Achane yet.