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Chris Carson completes the best season of his life

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Second year running back for the Seattle Seahawks Chris Carson had a phenomenal 2018 campaign, finishing the year with over 1,100 yards and nine touchdowns, a welcome addition to a team that had difficulty, to say the least, running the ball in 2017. He and the Seahawks now head to the Lone Star State to take on the Dallas Cowboys Saturday in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, but Carson has put his final numbers in the record book.

Observers, fans and analysts will be amazed at the production that Carson gave the Seahawks as a seventh round draft choice out of Oklahoma State, but perhaps what is most impressive is the simple fact that his 2018 stats put to shame every season of production he’s had since leaving Parkview High School in Lilburn, Georgia (that’s a suburb of Atlanta for those of you who are interested in where he is from originally).

In any case, to get to my point, let’s just look at his production since he finished high school and started playing juco ball in the great state of Kansas.

Chris Carson stats by season

Season Team Attempts Yards Yard Per Attempt TD
Season Team Attempts Yards Yard Per Attempt TD
2013 Butler Community College 109 611 5.6 8
2014 Butler Community College 139 994 7.2 9
2015 Oklahoma State 131 517 3.9 4
2016 Oklahoma State 87 559 6.8 9
2017 Seattle Seahawks 49 208 4.2 0
2018 Seattle Seahawks 247 1151 4.7 9

So, while we can debate things until the cows come home (hint: they’re not, we turned them into hamburger and they’re gone forever), Carson managed to record more yards on the ground during the 2018 season for the Seahawks than he did in the 2015 and 2016 seasons combined for the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Now it’s on to the postseason, where Carson will work to help the Seahawks give Jerry Jones yet another one and done postseason.