#20 C.J. Prosise
C.J. PROSISE’S HONORS & AWARDS
Notre Dame Special Teams Player of the Year (2014)
C.J. PROSISE’S CAREER HIGHS
Points scored: 6, vs. LSU, Dec. 30, 2014; vs. Navy, Nov. 1, 2014; Rice, Aug. 30, 2014
Touchdowns: 1, vs. LSU, Dec. 30, 2014; vs. Navy, Nov. 1, 2014; Rice, Aug. 30, 2014
Rush attempts: 3, vs. LSU, Dec. 30, 2014
Rush yards: 75, vs. LSU, Dec. 30, 2014 (3 carries)
Rush TDs: 1, vs. LSU, Dec. 30, 2014
Long rush: 50, vs. LSU, Dec. 30, 2014
Receptions: 6, at Florida State, Oct. 18, 2014
Receiving yards: 85, at Arizona State, Nov. 8, 2014 (2 receptions)
Receiving TDs: 1, vs. Navy, Nov. 1, 2014; Rice, Aug. 30, 2014
Long reception: 78, vs. Navy, Nov. 1, 2014
Total offense attempts: 3, vs. LSU, Dec. 30, 2014 (3r,0p)
Total offense yards: 75, vs. LSU, Dec. 30, 2014 (75r, 0p)
All-purpose yards: 109, vs. LSU, Dec. 30, 2014
Tackles: 3, North Carolina, Oct. 11, 2014 (3-0)
JUNIOR SEASON (2014): Played in all 13 games and started six times (Syracuse, Stanford, North Carolina, Florida State, Navy and Northwestern) … led the Irish in total special teams tackles (11), kickoff return tackles (eight) and punt return tackles (three) … caught 29 passes for 516 yards and two TDs … led all receivers with an average of 17.8 yards per catch … had three of Notre Dame’s five receptions of at least 50 yards … had four of the Irish 11 receptions of at least 40 yards … registered 10 receptions of at least 20 yards … fourth on the team in receiving yards and fifth in receptions … 17 of his 29 receptions went for a first down or touchdown … recorded four plays (three receptions and one rush) of 50 yards or longer … added 126 yards rushing on 10 carries, including a 50-yard TD run in the 31-28 Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30) … first Notre Dame players with at least 500 yards receiving and 100 yards rushing in the same season since Golden Tate in 2009 … recorded his first career touchdown and longest career reception on a 53-yard TD grab from Everett Golson just before halftime in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30) … added an 18-yard reception in the 31-0 rout of Michigan (Sept. 6) … registered four receptions for 51 yards, including a 25-yard grab, in the 30-14 victory over Purdue (Sept. 13) … started in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27), collected three catches for 20 yards and provided outstanding perimeter blocking … earned a start in the 17-14 triumph over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) … caught two passes for 16 yards and had a 26-yard rush in the victory over the Cardinal … had a 12-yard rush and a career-high three tackles in the win over North Carolina (Oct. 11) … set career highs in receptions (six) and receiving yards (59) at No. 2 Florida State (Oct. 18) … hauled in a career-long 78 yard TD pass from Everett Golson on the second offensive play from scrimmage in the 49-39 victory over Navy (Nov. 1) … the 78-yard reception was the longest of the season for Notre Dame … added a 14-yard run … the TD came at 14:02 of the first quarter, which marked Notre Dame’s earliest score since Oct. 1, 2011, when Michael Floyd caught a 35-yard TD pass from Tommy Rees at the 14:36 mark to spur the Irish to a 38-10 win at Purdue … caught two passes for 85 yards at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) … hauled in a 59-yard pass against the Sun Devils … registered a 33-yard reception vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) … caught a pair of passes for 25 yards against Louisville (Nov. 22) … had a four-yard rush and 45 yards on two receptions, including a 40-yard grab, at USC (Nov. 29) … caught three passes for 34 yards, added 75 yards rushing on three carries, including a 50-yard TD run, and one special teams tackle in the 31-28 Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Played in all 13 games both as a wide receiver and on special teams … started as a receiver against Temple (Aug. 31), Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) and Rutgers (Dec. 28) … caught seven passes on the year for 72 yards … also made four tackles … had a career-best two receptions for career-high 25 yards, including a career-long 20-yard grab, in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl … had a single catch in five different games … longest regular-season grab was a 16-yarder at Michigan (Sept. 7) on his first career reception … recorded a tackle in each of the season’s final four contests.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Did not see game action during the season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned first-team Virginia all-state honors in both 2011 and 2010 … named Central Virginia defensive player of the year for 2011 by Charlottesville Daily Progress … first-team defensive back on all-Central Virginia squad … listed as ninth-best player in Virginia and 24th defensive back nationally by SuperPrep … ranked 276th on Scout.com Scout 300 list and 21st-best safety in the nation by Scout.com … rated the 13th-best player in Virginia and 22nd-best safety nationally by 247Sports … Prep League player of the year and first-team defensive back on Richmond Times-Dispatch Prep League all-district team for 2011 … receiver, safety and kick returner at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Virginia … credited with 51 tackles, six interceptions and 10 passes defended as a senior safety in 2011 … scored seven TDs on returns in 2011, five on kicks, one on an interception, one on a fumble … helped Tigers to 8-2 record and Virginia Prep League crown in 2011 … made 42 tackles and seven interceptions as junior in 2010 … returned four kicks for scores as a junior … won the long jump and 55-meter dash at Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association indoor state track and field championship in 2012 … placed second in 100-meter dash at VISAA state outdoor track meet as a junior and senior … coached by Clint Alexander at Woodberry Forest School … son of Calvin and Ginia Prosise … from same high school as 2014 Irish sophomore Doug Randolph and freshman Greer Martini … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-consulting.
Prosise’s Career Statistics