4 best undrafted Vikings players during the Rick Spielman era

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C.J. Ham – FB

First of all, it’s neat that C.J. Ham is on this list because most NFL teams do not even use a fullback anymore. There might be some nostalgia here.

Affectionately nicknamed Hambone, the Vikings fullback played his college ball in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at Augustana University, a Division II institution. Ham was a running back at Augustana, and during his senior season, he accounted for 19 touchdowns.

He began his white-horned journey in Mankato, Minnesota, at the Vikings 2016 training camp. After camp, Ham was added to Minnesota’s practice squad and he would remain there until December of 2016 when he was integrated into the team’s full 53-man active roster.

The following season, Ham was converted to the fullback position and he has never looked back. Fullbacks do not typically record gaudy stats, but Ham has made an impact nevertheless. His efforts were duly rewarded last year as he was elected to his first Pro Bowl.