The Seahawks have missed running back Chris Carson the last several games. But Carson’s value to the team should not be unnoticed. He has proven to be one of the most productive backs in team history.
Carson currently ranks seventh (3,502) on the Seahawks list of rushing yards by a running back. He is sixth in rushing touchdowns (24). And Carson has done this is many games less than most of the backs ahead of him on the list.
Carson hopefully will return soon from his latest injury because having him on the field simply makes Seattle better.
Chris Carson is among the best of Seahawks running backs ever
Chris Carson’s early life
Chris Carson was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, grew up in Litburn, Georgia played high school football at Parkview. Carson received multiple offers before committing to Oklahoma State. Chris played two seasons at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas east of Wichita, then transferred to Oklahoma State in 2015 to play under coach Mike Gundy.
Chris Carson had a excellent college career at Oklahoma State with 21 games played, 213 attempts, 1,076 yards, 5.1 yards-per-carry, 13 touchdowns and receiving yards. Carson worked hard in college, focused on the important things, gave himself the chance to succeed in the next chapter of his life which was the NFL.
Chris Carson’s NFL journey
Chris Carson was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round 249th overall of the 2017 NFL Draft. I always say it doesn’t matter where you get drafted as long as you work hard, stay focused and make the team. He finally got to his goal, two weeks later Carson signed a four year $2.46 million contract which helped him start his amazing career so far.
Carson made his NFL debut on September 10th, 2017 against the Green Bay Packers. After that game, Carson started seeing more playing time even with Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy on the team. His first career receiving touchdown was against Tennessee Titans with Russell Wilson.
Chris Carson overcoming a significant injury
Against the Colts in his rookie season, Carson broke his ankle and was placed on injured reserve. Chris worked hard to overcome the injury, came back stronger, better player in 2018. Throughout his career, Chris Carson has made himself into one of the best all-around running backs in the NFL.
Everyone needs to learn more about Chris Carson’s story.