While the countdown to Super Bowl LIV has now started with both Conference Championship games being in the books, we can also look forward to the penultimate event of the 2019 NFL season, the Pro Bowl.
We already knew that there were three members of the Minnesota Vikings heading to Orlando, as running back Dalvin Cook, defensive end Danielle Hunter, and safety Harrison Smith were already named to the squad. Now, another member of the team will be joining them as a replacement.
Fullback C.J. Ham, who spent a lot of time this year blowing open running lanes for Cook and Alexander Mattison, will be heading to Orlando next weekend as well. He will be there as a replacement for San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk, who will be in the Super Bowl in two weeks and therefore not going to the Pro Bowl.
Ham, the pride of Augustana University, has been with the Vikings for four seasons, having joined the team after a rookie tryout in 2016. He spent most of 2016 on the practice squad, and has been on the roster full-time since 2017. Ham hasn’t put up much in the way of rushing stats over the past three seasons, but he’s becoming quite well-known for his blocking abilities.
Also, since this is a story about C.J. Ham, it’s mandatory that I do this.
Congratulations to C.J. Ham on making his first ever Pro Bowl team!