Tramaine Billie

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Tramaine Billie
No. 20
Position: Linebacker / running back
Personal information
Born: (1983-11-15) November 15, 1983 (age 34)
Columbia, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Columbia (SC) Dreher
College: Clemson
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-CIFL (2010)
  • Co-Defensive MVP CIFL (2010)

Tramaine Billie (born November 15, 1983) is a former American football player. He graduated from Clemson University, and played professionally in 2010 for the Fort Wayne FireHawks of the Continental Indoor Football League, where he was named Co-Defensive MVP of the league.

High school career[edit]

Billie attended Dreher High School in Columbia, South Carolina, where he was coached by Bill Bacon. Billie played two seasons at linebacker before moving to running back his junior season, in which he rushed for 2,003 yards (school record) and 19 touchdowns and also made 52 tackles. As a senior, he rushed for 1,000 yards in the first five games of the 2002 season with an offensive line that did not have a returning starter, after missing two games with a sprained ankle, Billie ended his senior season with 1,570 yards and 17 touchdowns in just eight games; also added 58 tackles, including two sacks, three caused fumbles, and a blocked kick, good enough to make him a Mr. Football finalist, and earn him and appearance in the North-South All-Star Game. He set the school career rushing mark with 4,073 yards and 43 touchdowns. He was also a two-year letterman in Basketball and five-time letterman in track (AAA state champion in the 100m in 2002).

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Tramaine Billie
Columbia, South Carolina Dreher High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 4.45 Jul 8, 2003 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 69 (RB)   Rivals: -- (ATH), 7 (SC)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


Billie committed to Clemson University on July 8, 2003.[1] Billie's lone other FBS football scholarship came from the University of South Carolina.[2]

College career[edit]

Billie saw limited playing time as a freshman in 2003, but 2004 brought on a starting role for him. He finished the season with 62 tackles (5th on the team). In 2005, he was once again the starter as strongside linebacker, this time he 93 tackles finished 3rd on the team. In 2006, he Red-shirted after suffering a broken ankle in an August 18 practice. He was receiving strong draft consideration before this injury, but eventually fell out of favor with NFL teams and did not make it to camp.



Season Team GP Solo Tkl Asst Tkl Total Tkl Sacks FF INT Yds Avg Long TD
2004 Clemson 11 27 27 54 1.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
2005 Clemson 12 37 34 71 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2006 Clemson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2007 Clemson 13 41 27 68 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 36 105 88 193 3.0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Professional career[edit]

In 2010, Billie signed with the Fort Wayne FireHawks to play indoor football. At the time, Billie was back home in South Carolina coaching and training some young athletes, and got a call from coach Donnie Caldwell to play.[4] He went on to great success as he led the team to a 6–4 regular-season record and a third seed in the playoffs. Throughout the season, Billie had many outstanding games and set many franchise records as a two-way player. He tallied 12 carries for 34 yards and 6 touchdowns as a running back, and as a linebacker he had 66.5 tackles, 1 sack, forced 1 fumble, recovered 3 fumbles, and had 4 interceptions, 3 of which he returned for touchdowns.[5] He went on to be Co-Defensive MVP of the league.[6]


  1. ^ "Tramaine Billie - Yahoo! Sports". Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ " Tramaine Billie Profile". Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tramaine Billie". Retrieved January 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ Meet Tramaine Billie
  5. ^ 2010 Fort Wayne FireHawks stats
  6. ^ 2010 CIFL Award Winners

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