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Duluth Native C.J. Ham Talks Contract Extension with Vikings

Created: April 07, 2020 10:48 PM

Duluth native C.J. Ham will be staying with his hometown team as the Minnesota Vikings agreed to a three-year contract extension earlier this offseason with the former Hunter.

Ham is coming off a stellar year in 2019 where he showed what he could do in the passing game. The 26-year-old caught 17 passes for 149 yards and tallied his first career touchdown. Now that Gary Kubiak will be running the offense, he's excited for the future of his position.

"I grew up playing running back, getting the ball handed to me, thrown to me a lot. It's definitely fun to go out there to have that opportunity to get the ball in your hands a little bit. I'm just glad the coaches trust me enough to be able to do that," explained Ham over video chat. "When you break it down, a lot of teams that do have a lot of success do implement a fullback in their system. Who's to say it's because of a fullback or anything like that, it's all a collective group," he added.

Ham signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and made his pro debut a year later. Ham added his goal was to always get a second contract and he's glad that happened in Minnesota.

"I just know my whole life has been about work. It's been about going out there; be the best that you can be and do the best you can do. That's something I've prided myself in for a long time and just to see everything come together now is definitely rewarding, but it's not over yet," said Ham.

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