If there are two things C. J. Prosise of the Seattle Seahawks is known for, it is his speed and his power. When he runs, it is actually a beauty to see him run, because seeing him run is like seeing one of those gazelles on NatGeo Wild racing down the savannah and then having to run over the last lion before the waterhole.
Prosise began his career in 2012 in Notre Dame as a receiver before moving to the running back position in his final season. The Seattle Seahawks pulled him into the third round of the 2016 NFL draft after he made a 35.5-inch vertical leap to seventh place on all running backs in the NFL Combine.
Bio of C. J Prosise
Prosise was born by Ginia and Calvin Prosise on May 20, 1994, in Petersburg, Virginia, as Calvin Prosise Jr. According to him, no one ever called him by his full name, he was always called by C.J. as long as he can remember. The initials C.J. were coined by Cavin and Jr.
As he grew up, C.J. Prosise took part in practically every sport he came across. His earliest soccer memory is of flag football when he was about four or five years old. He quoted a story in which he told how his team was on offense in midfield, then there was a fumble, in the end, he had the ball, and guess what? C. J. ran the wrong way to the 5-yard line. He heard all the “turn around” calls from the sidelines and he came just in time to be turned in the right direction and when he finally scored, he was about 50 yards back and then 100 yards forward.
He attended Woodberry Forest School in Madison County, Virginia, where he played on the school team both as a safety and as a wide receiver. Prosise was rated a three-star recruit on safety by Rivals.com. He has received college offers from Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Penn State, North Carolina, among others, but chose to pursue a career at the University of Notre Dame, where he started as a receiver before moving to the running back position in his final season.
In Notre Dame, C. J. Prosise was redshirted in his first year and then played thirteen games as a wide receiver in the 2013 season, ending the season with seven receptions for 72 yards. In his second year, he also played thirteen games, made six starts, and recorded twenty-nine (29) receptions for 516 yards, two touchdowns, and eleven (11) tackles.
Before his junior season, he was moved to the running back position. After an injury ended the Tarean-Folston season, Prosise became a starter and his first start was in a game against Virginia, where he scored a touchdown for 155 yards. In his second game as a starter, he stormed for 198 yards with 3 touchdowns, including a ninety-one (91) yard quick touchdown that became the longest in Notre Dame Stadium history.
He finished his junior season on the fast track with 1,032 yards on one hundred and fifty-six (156) carries, an average of 6.6 and eleven touchdowns, then twenty-eight receptions for 308 yards and a touchdown. C. J. Prosise announced that he is relinquishing his senior season for the 2016 NFL Draft after the defeat of Notre Dame to Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.
With a vertical jump of 35.5 inches, C. J. became the seventh best of all running backs present at the NFL Combine and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks as 90th in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
In May 2016, the Seahawks signed a four-year contract with him worth $3.11 million with a signing bonus of $692,464. He made his NFL debut in a game against the New England Patriots in which he scored seventeen carries for sixty-six yards with an additional 87 receiving yards. Prosise later scored the first touchdown of his career in a seventy-two yard run in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles in week eleven. That game also ended his rookie season after he suffered a broken shoulder blade.
The following season (2017) he was also put on injured reserve after an ankle injury. He ended his second season with a 23-yard attack and six receptions for eighty-seven (87) yards during his injury-prone season.
Not much is known about the Prosise family. Apart from the fact that his parents are Ginia and Calvin Prosise, there is no other information about other members of his family.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Prosise definitely has the right height for the game, he stands at a height of 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) and weighs 102 kg (225 lb).