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Duluth native Ham moves to fullback position with Vikings

Minnesota Vikings running back C.J. Ham has been lining up at fullback during the team’s 2017 rookie mini-camp. The Duluth native broke into the NFL last season as a tailback.

Ham was on the Vikings practice squad in 2016 and was briefly on the active roster but did not play in a regular season game, making him eligible to participate in this season’s rookie camp. Vikings Team Reporter Eric Smith wrote on Vikings.com today that during team drills Ham “lined up as a fullback in front of Vikings rookie Dalvin Cook.”

“I’m kind of playing a new position now,” Ham told Smith. “(I want to show the coaches) that I can learn it and be accountable. … It’s still fairly new to me, but I have to be an athlete and just roll with the punches a little bit. If you make mistakes, learn from them and try to do it better the next time.”

Ham played high school ball at Denfeld, graduating in 2011. At Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., he totaled 2,662 rushing yards, 949 receiving yards and 35 touchdowns in 43 games.

Ham joined the Vikings during the 2016 rookie camp on a tryout basis, led the team in rushing during the preseason, and signed to the practice squad after final roster cuts. He scored a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in the preseason opener.
 


 

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