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Calvin "C. J." Prosise Jr. (born May 20, 1994) is an American football running back for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Seahawks in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft. He played college football at Notre Dame.

C. J. Prosise
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Prosise in 2017
No. 22 – Seattle Seahawks
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1994-05-20) May 20, 1994 (age 25)
Petersburg, Virginia
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Woodberry Forest School
(Woodberry Forest, Virginia)
College:Notre Dame
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 3 / Pick: 90
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2019
Rushing yards:233
Rushing average:4.2
Rushing touchdowns:2
Receiving yards:383
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at

Early yearsEdit

Prosise attended Woodberry Forest School in Madison County, Virginia. He played safety and wide receiver in high school. He was rated by as a three-star recruit at safety.[1] He committed to the University of Notre Dame to play college football over offers from Penn State, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, among others.[2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
C.J. Prosise
Petersburg, Virginia Madison (VA) Woodberry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) May 26, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 21 (S), 276 (national)   ESPN: 22 (S)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "Notre Dame Football Commitment List". Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  • "Notre Dame College Football Recruiting Commits". Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  • "ESPN". Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  • " Team Recruiting Rankings". Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  • "2012 Team Ranking". Retrieved January 11, 2016.

College careerEdit

After redshirting his first year at Notre Dame in 2012, Prosise played in all 13 games as a wide receiver and on special teams his redshirt freshman year in 2013. For the season, he had seven receptions for 72 yards.[3] As a sophomore in 2014, he played in all 13 games and made six starts. He had 29 receptions for 516 yards and two touchdowns and led the team in special teams tackles with 11.[4] Prior to his junior year in 2015, Prosise was moved to running back.[5] After a season-ending injury to Tarean Folston versus Texas, Prosise became the starter.[6][7][8] In his first start against Virginia, he rushed for 155 yards with a touchdown.[9] In his second start against Georgia Tech, he rushed for 198 yards and three touchdowns, including a 91-yard rushing touchdown which was the longest in Notre Dame Stadium history.[10][11] Prosise continued adding big performances throughout the season. He recorded 100 receiving yards at Clemson, rushed for 129 yards (6.1 avg) and three touchdowns against Navy, and rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns against USC, before being slowed down by injury, limited him to only 13 carries over Notre Dame's last five games.[12][13][14] He finished the season rushing for 1,032 yards on 156 carries (6.6 avg) and 11 touchdowns, and 28 receptions for 308 yards and one touchdown.[15]

Following Notre Dame's loss against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl, Prosise announced he would forego his remaining eligibility and enter the 2016 NFL Draft.[16]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 0 12 in
(1.84 m)
220 lb
(100 kg)
32 18 in
(0.82 m)
8 12 in
(0.22 m)
4.48 s 1.57 s 2.64 s 4.42 s 7.19 s 35 12 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day[17][18]

Prosise was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round (90th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.[19] On May 6, 2016, the Seahawks signed Prosise to a four-year, $3.11 million contract with a signing bonus of $692,464.[20][21]

Prosise started his first game against the New England Patriots in Week 10, where he carried the ball 17 times for 66 yards and added 87 receiving yards in the win.[22] Prosise also started the Week 11 game against the Philadelphia Eagles and scored his first career touchdown, a 72-yard run, but suffered a fractured scapula that ended his rookie season.[23]

On November 14, 2017, Prosise was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.[24] He finished his second season with 23 rushing yards, and 6 receptions for 87 yards during his injury-riddled season.[25]

In 2018, Prosise played in five games before being placed on injured reserve with abdomen, groin, and hip-flexor injuries.[26]


  1. ^ "CJ Prosise".
  2. ^ "WOODBERRY FOREST: Prosise joins Irish". The Daily Progress.
  3. ^ "C.J. Prosise 2013 Game Log". College Football at Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  4. ^ "C.J. Prosise 2014 Game Log". College Football at Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "Notre Dame's C.J. Prosise learning to be a". Elkhart Truth.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Chicago Tribune (September 8, 2015). "C.J. Prosise ready for larger role in Notre Dame backfield". Lake County News-Sun.
  7. ^ Notre Dame: Position change, more responsibility no problem for C.J. Prosise
  8. ^ Chicago Tribune (September 18, 2015). "C.J. Prosise has found a home as leading man in Notre Dame backfield".
  9. ^ "Notebook: A happy homecoming for C.J. Prosise". Notre Dame Insider.
  10. ^ AP Member Choice Complete (September 19, 2015). "C.J. Prosise leads No. 8 Notre Dame past No. 14 Georgia Tech, 30–22".
  11. ^ "Georgia Tech at Notre Dame Box Score, September 19, 2015". College Football at Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  12. ^ "Notre Dame at Clemson Box Score, October 3, 2015". College Football at Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  13. ^ "Navy at Notre Dame Box Score, October 10, 2015". College Football at Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  14. ^ "USC at Notre Dame Box Score, October 17, 2015". College Football at Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  15. ^ "C.J. Prosise 2015 Game Log". College Football at Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  16. ^ CJ Prosise Declares for the 2016 NFL Draft Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ "NFL Combine Profiles". Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  18. ^
  19. ^ Kelly, Danny (April 29, 2016). "NFL Draft Results: Seahawks select C.J. Prosise with 3rd round pick, 90 overall". SBNation. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  20. ^ " C.J. Promise". Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  21. ^ Henderson, Brady (May 6, 2016). "Seahawks sign 9 of 10 draft picks; 13 UDFA signings announced". ESPN. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  22. ^ "Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots - November 13th, 2016". Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  23. ^ "Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks - November 20th, 2016". Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  24. ^ Boyle, John (November 14, 2017). "Seahawks Make Roster Moves". Archived from the original on January 17, 2018.
  25. ^ "C.J. Prosise 2017 Game Log". Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  26. ^ Boyle, John (December 1, 2018). "Seahawks Promote LB Emmanuel Ellerbee From Practice Squad; Place RB C.J. Prosise On Injured Reserve".

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