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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.[1] He was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and grew up in Lilburn, Georgia, where he attended Parkview High School. Prior to attending Oklahoma State, he studied and played football at Butler Community College in Kansas.[2]

Christopher Carson
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Carson in the 2018 NFL season.
No. 32 – Seattle Seahawks
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1994-09-16) September 16, 1994 (age 24)
Biloxi, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Parkview (Lilburn, Georgia)
College:Oklahoma State
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 7 / Pick: 249
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing attempts:296
Rushing yards:1,359
Rushing touchdowns:9
Receptions:27
Receiving yards:222
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Contents

Early yearsEdit

Carson attended and played high school football for the Panthers during his time at Parkview High School.[3] He received numerous offers before committing to Oklahoma State.[4]

College careerEdit

Carson attended and played college football at Oklahoma State under head coach Mike Gundy.[5][6] In the 2015 season, he had 17 carries for 104 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns against UTSA.[7] Overall, in the 2015 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
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 14 in
(1.84 m)
218 lb
(99 kg)
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]

Carson was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round, 249th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[12][13] On May 12, 2017, the Seahawks signed Carson to a four-year, $2.46 million contract with a signing bonus of $65,129.[14]

2017 seasonEdit

On September 10, 2017, in his NFL debut, Carson had six rushes for 39 yards and one reception for ten yards in a 17–9 loss to the Green Bay Packers.[15] In Week 2, against the San Francisco 49ers, his role expanded with 20 carries for 93 yards.[16] 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.[17] 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.[18] Overall, he finished his rookie season with 208 rushing yards to go along with seven receptions for 59 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.[19]

2018 seasonEdit

Carson returned from his injury to contribute immediately for the Seahawks in the 2018 season.[20] 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.[21] In Week 5, in the 33–31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, he had 116 rushing yards.[22] 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.[23][24] The Seahawks as a whole, led the league in rushing behind Carson's efforts leading the way.[25] 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.[26]

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
Career 18 17 296 1,359 4.6 61 9 27 222 8.2 27 1 3 2

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. "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. ^ "Oklahoma State football: So good… so far, for Cowboys running back Chris Carson". NewsOK.com. August 8, 2015. 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.
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "2017 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  14. ^ "Spotrac.com: Christopher Carson contract". spotrac.com. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  15. ^ "Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers – September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  16. ^ "San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks – September 17th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  17. ^ "Seattle Seahawks at Tennessee Titans – September 24th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  18. ^ Boyle, John (October 2, 2017). "Seahawks Sign DE Quinton Jefferson, Place Chris Carson On Injured Reserve". Seahawks.com.
  19. ^ "Chris Carson 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  20. ^ "Seahawks' Chris Carson: Locked in for Week 1". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  21. ^ "Seahawks running back Chris Carson carries the load in win over the Cowboys". The Seattle Times. September 23, 2018. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  22. ^ "Seahawks' Chris Carson: Runs for season-high 116 yards". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  23. ^ "Chris Carson 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  24. ^ "2018 NFL Rushing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  25. ^ "2018 NFL Standings & Team Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  26. ^ "Wild Card – Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys – January 5th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2019.

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