CJ Ham

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CJ Ham
Minnesota Vikings - No. 30
Date of birth: July 22, 1993
Place of birth: Duluth , Minnesota
Height: 1.80 m Weight: 107 kg
NFL debut
2017 for the Minnesota Vikings
College : Augustana (SD)
Not drafted in 2016
Current status: active
Career highlights and awards
Selected NFL stats
as of week 17 of the 2019 season
Running attempts     20th
Erlaufene yards     38
average     1.9
Pass catches     35
Yards in passing     302
Touchdowns total     2
Statistics at NFL.com
Statistics at pro-football-reference.com

Cortez Thaddeus "CJ" Ham (born July 22, 1993 in Duluth , Minnesota ) is an American American football player on the position of fullback . He played college football for Augustana University and has been with the Minnesota Vikings in the National Football League (NFL) since 2016 .


Ham attended Denfield High School in Duluth , Minnesota , and then went to Augustana University in Sioux Falls , South Dakota . For the Augustana Vikings he played four years as a running back in the second-rate NCAA Division II.


Ham was signed as an Undrafted Free Agent by the Minnesota Vikings . Although he did not make it into the 53-man squad of the Vikings for the regular season, he was accepted into the Practice Squad . Before the 2017 season, Ham decided to switch to the fullback position in the future.

On the second day of the 2017 season, Ham scored his first touchdown in the NFL with a 1-yard run in the 9-26 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers .

Ham was used in all sixteen regular season games in 2017 and subsequently established himself as the fullback of the Vikings.

In the 2019 season he was used in 35 percent of all offensive snaps and caught 17 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown. Since the Vikings used their fullback relatively often compared to other teams, Ham made the leap into the Pro Bowl with his performance as a replacement for Kyle Juszczyk , who was unable to participate in Super Bowl LIV . In March 2020, the Vikings provided Ham with a four-year contract extension for $ 12.25 million, making him the third highest paid player in his position.

Individual evidence

  1. a b Denfeld's CJ Ham scores first NFL touchdown; Vikings loose 26-9. In: Duluth News Tribune . September 17, 2017, accessed on August 17, 2020.
  2. From Viking to Viking on the Augustana University website. Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  3. ^ Andrew Krammer: Vikings assemble their practice squad. In: Star Tribune . September 4, 2016, accessed on August 17, 2020.
  4. CJ Ham Makes Switch to Full-Time Fullback on the Minnesota Vikings website. May 8, 2017, accessed on August 17, 2020.
  5. Will Ragatz: CJ Ham Named to Pro Bowl as Replacement on si.com. January 20, 2020, accessed on August 17, 2020.
  6. Will Ragatz: Vikings Sign CJ Ham to Four-Year Deal, Place Tender on Eric Wilson on si.com. March 16, 2020, accessed on August 17, 2020.