Christopher Dewayne Carson (born September 16, 1994) is an American football running back for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma State, after two years at Butler Community College in Kansas.[1]

Chris Carson
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Carson with the Seahawks in 2018.
No. 32 – Seattle Seahawks
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1994-09-16) September 16, 1994 (age 25)
Biloxi, Mississippi
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school:Parkview (Lilburn, Georgia)
College:Oklahoma State
Butler CC
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 7 / Pick: 249
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Rushing yards:2,589
Rushing average:4.5
Rushing touchdowns:16
Receptions:64
Receiving yards:488
Receiving touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early yearsEdit

Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, Carson grew up in Lilburn, Georgia, and played high school football at its Parkview High School.[2][3] He received numerous offers before committing to Oklahoma State.[4]

College careerEdit

Carson played two seasons for Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas, east of Wichita, then transferred to Oklahoma State in 2015 and played two seasons under head coach Mike Gundy.[5][6] As a junior in 2015, he had 17 carries for 104 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns against UTSA;[7] for the season, he had 517 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns, and 17 receptions for 170 receiving yards.[8] On November 19, 2016, against TCU, he had 17 carries for 146 yards and a touchdown.[9] Overall, he finished the 2016 season with 559 rushing yards, nine rushing touchdowns, 13 receptions, 128 receiving yards, and a receiving touchdown.[10]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Chris Carson Rushing Receiving
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2015 Oklahoma State Big 12 JR RB 12 131 517 3.9 4 17 170 10.0 0
2016 Oklahoma State Big 12 SR RB 9 82 559 6.8 9 13 128 9.8 1
Career Oklahoma State 21 213 1,076 5.1 13 30 298 9.9 1

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 34 in
(1.82 m)
218 lb
(99 kg)
33 14 in
(0.84 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.58 s 1.60 s 2.66 s 4.28 s 7.53 s 37 in
(0.94 m)
10 ft 10 in
(3.30 m)
23 reps
All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day[11][12]

In the 2017 NFL Draft, Carson was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round, 249th overall.[13][14] Two weeks later on May 12, the Seahawks signed him to a four-year, $2.46 million contract with a signing bonus of $65,129.[15]

2017 seasonEdit

In his NFL debut on September 10, 2017, Carson had six rushes for 39 yards and one reception for ten yards in a 17–9 loss to the Green Bay Packers.[16] In Week 2, against the San Francisco 49ers, his role expanded with 20 carries for 93 yards.[17] Carson emerged as the Seahawks main running back ahead of veterans Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy, starting Weeks 3 and 4. In Week 3, against the Tennessee Titans, he had his first career receiving touchdown.[18] However, in Week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football, Carson was carted off with a significant ankle injury. The next day, it was revealed that Carson broke his ankle and was placed on injured reserve.[19] Overall, he finished his rookie season with 208 rushing yards to go along with seven receptions for 59 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.[20]

2018 seasonEdit

Carson returned from his injury to contribute immediately for the Seahawks in the 2018 season.[21] In Week 3, against the Dallas Cowboys, he had 32 carries for 102 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown to go along with two receptions for 22 receiving yards in the 24–13 victory.[22] In Week 5, in the 33–31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, he had 116 rushing yards.[23] Carson went on to have a great second season finishing fifth in the NFL in rushing yards (1,151) and tied for seventh in the NFL with nine rushing touchdowns. Carson was the first Seahawks running back to rush for over 1,000 yards since Marshawn Lynch in 2014.[24][25] The Seahawks as a whole, led the league in rushing behind Carson's efforts leading the way.[26] The Seahawks made the playoffs and faced off against the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card Round. Carson had 13 carries for 20 yards in his playoff debut, a 24–22 loss.[27]

2019 seasonEdit

In Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Carson rushed 15 times for 46 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 35 yards and a touchdown in the 21–20 win.[28] In Week 4, against the Arizona Cardinals, Carson had 145 scrimmage yards (104 rushing, 41 receiving) in the 27–10 victory.[29] In Week 5 against the Los Angeles Rams, Carson rushed 27 times for 118 yards and caught a five-yard touchdown pass on a fourth down late in the game during the 30–29 win. [30] In Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns, Carson rushed 24 times for 124 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 35 yards in the 32–28 win. [31] In Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football, Carson rushed 25 times for 89 yards and a touchdown in the 27–24 overtime win. [32] In Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football, Carson rushed 23 times for 102 yards and a touchdown during the 37–30 win. [33] During Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers, Carson finished with 133 rushing yards and two touchdowns as the Seahawks won 30–24.[34] In Week 16, Carson suffered a fractured hip and was placed on injured reserve on December 24, 2019, ending his season.[35] Carson finished the 2019 season with 1,230 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns to go along with 37 receptions for 266 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.[36]

Carson was named to the Pro Bowl on January 17, 2020 as an alternate.[37]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2017 SEA 4 3 49 208 4.2 30 0 7 59 8.4 10T 1
2018 SEA 14 14 247 1,151 4.7 61 9 20 163 8.2 27 0 3 2
2019 SEA 15 15 278 1,230 4.4 59 7 37 266 7.2 21 2 7 4
Career 33 32 574 2,589 4.5 61 16 64 488 7.6 27 3 10 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Helsley, John (December 1, 2016). "OSU football: Chris Carson Has Reinvented Himself Through The Eyes Of Others". NewsOK.com. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Chris Carson – 2016 Football". Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Thomas, Paul (February 25, 2017). "Parkview grad Chris Carson ready to put on a show at the NFL Combine". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "Chris Carson Recruit Interests". 247sports.com. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  5. ^ Helsley, John (August 8, 2015). "Oklahoma State football: So good… so far, for Cowboys running back Chris Carson". NewsOK.com. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "Chris Carson College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "UTSA at Oklahoma State Box Score, September 19, 2015". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "Chris Carson 2015 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "Oklahoma State at Texas Christian Box Score, November 19, 2016". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "Alamo Bowl – Oklahoma State vs Colorado Box Score, December 29, 2016". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
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  12. ^ "Chris Carson 2017 Combine Workout". nfl.com. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  13. ^ Boyle, John (April 29, 2017). "Seahawks Select Oklahoma State RB Chris Carson With No. 249 Overall Pick In 2017 NFL Draft". Seahawks.com. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  14. ^ "2017 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
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  17. ^ "San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks – September 17th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  18. ^ "Seattle Seahawks at Tennessee Titans – September 24th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  19. ^ Boyle, John (October 2, 2017). "Seahawks Sign DE Quinton Jefferson, Place Chris Carson On Injured Reserve". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on October 3, 2017.
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  21. ^ "Seahawks' Chris Carson: Locked in for Week 1". CBSSports.com. August 21, 2018. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  22. ^ Vorel, Mike (September 23, 2018). "Seahawks running back Chris Carson carries the load in win over the Cowboys". The Seattle Times. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  23. ^ "Seahawks' Chris Carson: Runs for season-high 116 yards". CBSSports.com. October 7, 2018. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  24. ^ "Chris Carson 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  25. ^ "2018 NFL Rushing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  26. ^ "2018 NFL Standings & Team Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  27. ^ "Wild Card – Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys – January 5th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  28. ^ "Close call: Seahawks hold off Dalton, Bengals for 21-20 win". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 8, 2019. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  29. ^ "Seahawks' Chris Carson: Rebounds with 145 scrimmage yards". CBSSports.com. September 29, 2018. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  30. ^ "Wilson throws 4 TD passes, Seahawks hold off Rams 30-29". www.espn.com. Associated Press. October 3, 2019. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  31. ^ "Wilson's 3 TDs lead Seahawks' rally past Mayfield, Browns". www.espn.com. Associated Press. October 13, 2019. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  32. ^ "Seahawks knock 49ers from unbeaten ranks with 27-24 OT win". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 10, 2019. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  33. ^ "Seahawks take over 1st place in NFC West, beat Vikings 37-30". www.espn.com. Associated Press. December 2, 2019. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  34. ^ "Wilson leads Seahawks past Panthers". www.sportsdata.usatoday.com. December 15, 2019. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
  35. ^ Boyle, John (December 24, 2019). "Seahawks Sign Running Backs Marshawn Lynch & Robert Turbin". Seahawks.com.
  36. ^ "Chris Carson 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  37. ^ "Thursday Round-Up: Seattle Seahawks Coaching Staff Selected To Lead NFC Team At 2020 Pro Bowl". www.seahawks.com. Retrieved January 18, 2020.

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