After an injury plagued rookie year in which he carried the ball 30 times for 172 years, Seattle Seahawks running back C. J. Prosise is looking for a break out sophomore year. The former Fighting Irish came with much expectation and promise after the Seahawks picked him up in the third round of the 2016 draft. Prosise played wide receiver his sophomore and junior years then switched to running back his senior year at Notre Dame.
Unfortunately for Prosise, the injury bug showed up in the first game and the promising rookie missed the rest of the game and next three games of the 2016 season due to a wrist injury. Prosise returned from the injured reserve list and earned his first NFL start against the New England Patriots. here he carried the ball 17 times for 66 yards and added 87 receiving yards in the win. Prosise also started the week 11 game against the Philadelphia Eagles and scored his first career touchdown, a
Prosise had a spectacular game carrying the ball 17 times for 66 yards and added 87 receiving yards in the win. 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.
Prosise spent the offseason on a regiment he hopes will make him stronger and more flexible which he hopes will cut down on injuries.
Prosise missed the first two days of training camp due to an illness but is back to full participation. The Seahawks picked up running back Eddie Lacey to make the running back competition that much more competitive. Lacey, Thomas Rawls, Alex Collins and Chris Carson will all be battling for a roster spot. The team will likely keep four healthy running backs