2018 NFL Draft

C.J. Anderson, RB

School: California  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Vallejo, CA
Height/Weight: 5-8 / 224 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
Played in all 25 games possible with two starts during his two campaigns at Cal from 2011-12 after transferring for his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility following two seasons at Laney College ... finished his Cal career with 1,135 yards rushing on 198 carries for an average of 5.73 yards per rush while scoring 12 touchdowns on the ground ... longest career rush was a 68-yard TD run vs. UCLA as a 2012 senior ... added 22 receptions for 350 yards and two touchdown catches to give him a total of 84 points on 14 TDs ... longest caree reception was a 74-yard TD catch at Arizona State as a 2011 junior ... posted 1,505 all purpose yards (1135 rushing, 350 receiving, 20 kick return) ... had three career 100-yard rushing games, all as a 2012 senior ... threw an incomplete on his lone pass attempt.
2012 Season
Played in all 12 games with his lone two career starts as he mostly split the primary tailback position with Isi Sofele as the two were listed on the depth chart as co-starters all season ... led the Bears with 790 rushing yards on 126 carries (second behind Sofele), both career highs, while sharing the team lead along with Sofele with four rushing touchdowns to be named Cal's Most Valuable Back on the offensive side of the ball ... combined with Sofele (757 yards) for 1,547 yards rushing to give Cal 1,500 or more rushing yards by its top two rushers for the 10th consecutive campaign ... averaged 65.83 rushing yards per game to rank 10th in the Pac-12 and 99th nationally at the end of the regular season ... posted an average of 6.27 yards per rush that was the fourth highest among the conference's top 12 rushers ... added 15 catches for 164 yards (both fifth on the team) and one touchdown reception.

Finished with 954 all purpose yards (790 rushing, 164 receiving) to rank third on the team ... ranked third on the team with 30 points on a total of five scores ... posted career highs of 160 yards rushing, 22 carries and 171 all purpose yards (160 rushing, 11 receiving) against Washington, including a 64-yard run that was the second-longest of his career ... had previous career bests of 21 carries and 151 rushing yards vs. UCLA with a career-long 68-yard run and a total of 163 all purpose yards (151 rushing, 12 receiving) ... other 100-yard rushing game came with a 112-yard effort at Washington State in which he tallied a career-high-tying two touchdowns ... led the team in rushing in each of those three contests as well as in the season opener vs. Nevada (14 carries, 66 yards) and at USC (five carries, 32 yards) ... other rushing totals included Arizona State (eight carries, 78 yards), Oregon State (11 rushes, 61 yards), Oregon (11 rushes, 56 yards), Southern Utah (five rushes, 46 yards, 1 TD), Ohio State (four rushes, 13 yards), Utah (three rushes, 10 yards) and Stanford (seven rushes, five yards) ... posted a career-high four receptions for a season-high 65 receiving yards at Ohio State, including a season-long 35-yarder.

Added three receptions for 24 yards vs. Stanford and a pair of receptions on three occasions vs. Oregon (33 yards), vs. UCLA (12 yards) and vs. Washington (11 yards), picking up his lone receiving touchdown of the season against the Bruins ... had single receptions against Nevada (12 yards) and at USC (seven yards) ... was involved with seven plays from the line of scrimmage that went for 20 or more yards (five rushing, two receiving) to rank tied for fourth on the club ... named a CFPA Honorable Mention Running Back Performer of the Week for his performance against UCLA and was a MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Pac-12 Player of the Week nominee for his effort the following game at Washington State ... led all rushers with 85 yards on 14 carries in the spring game, including a 14-yard touchdown run.

2011 Season
Played in all 13 games off the bench and rushed 72 times for 345 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns (all second on the team to Isi Sofele) ... combined with Sofele (1,322 yards, 10 TDs) for 1,667 yards rushing to give Cal 1,500 or more rushing yards by its top two rushers for the ninth consecutive campaign ... added seven receptions for 186 yards and a touchdown that came on a 74-yard pass from Zach Maynard at Arizona State, with Anderson covering the final 60 yards after the catch to give Cal a 41-31 lead in the third quarter ... second on the team in total touchdowns with nine and third in scoring with 54 points ... third on the club with 345 yards of total offense (all rushing) and fourth with 551 all purpose yards (345 rushing, 186 receiving, 20 kick return) ... used often in short-yardage and goal line situations but also came on strong overall at the end of the regular season with 195 of his 345 rushing yards, four of his eight rushing scores, five of his seven receptions, 167 of his 186 receiving yards and his lone touchdown reception coming in the final four regular-season contests.

Was involved with six plays from the line of scrimmage that went for 20 or more yards (three rushing, three receiving) to rank fifth on the club ... scored single rushing touchdowns in three consecutive games at Colorado, vs. Presbyterian and at Washington, in back-to-back contests at UCLA and vs. Washington State, and then had one rushing touchdown at Stanford and a career-high-tying two at Arizona State in the final two games of the regular season ... had a huge contest at Arizona State with a team season-high 18 points as the only Cal player to score three touchdowns in a game in 2011 that was also his career high and tied for the second-most in a contest by a Pac-12 player in 2011, with scoring runs of one and three yards in addition to his 74-yard TD reception that was the team's second-longest play from the line of scrimmage of the season ... finished with a season-high 122 all purpose yards vs. Arizona State, also rushing for 48 yards on 10 carries, with his two scoring runs a season high and a career high, and tying a team season high, and his 74 receiving yards a season best and Cal season game high ... posted season highs of 14 rushes and 96 rushing yards vs. Oregon State, while adding one reception for 22 yards to total 118 all purpose yards, while also recording the lone tackle of his career in a game in which he also had TD runs of 44 and 19 yards called back due to penalties.

Rushed four times for 51 yards vs. Washington State, including a season-long 34-yarder and a five-yard touchdown ... had a season-high three catches for 71 yards at Stanford, including a 39-yarder that was his second-longest catch of the campaign while his scoring run was a one-yarder with 0:14 remaining in the game that cut Stanford's lead to 31-28 after Giorgio Tavecchio's extra point ... had six rushes for 45 yards to go with his rushing TD vs. Presbyterian, while picking up 33 yards on four carries including his key rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter at Colorado ... rushed eight times for 29 yards at Oregon, three times for 13 yards at Utah, twice for 10 yards against Presbyterian, seven times for nine yards along with his score at Washington and twice for five yards at USC when he also had an 18-yard catch ... limited to two yards on four rushes on three occasions (at UCLA, at Stanford, vs. Texas in the Holiday Bowl) but did manage to score a rushing touchdown in both the UCLA and Stanford games.

High School
Rushed for nearly 4,000 yards during his prep career as he led his squad to four consecutive playoff appearances, including a spot in the Sac-Joaquin Section title game as a junior in 2007 when he was named the Vallejo Times Herald Athlete of the Year ... two-time Vallejo Times Herald MVP and first-team selection, while also picking up first-team All-Solano County Athletic Conference honors in both his junior and senior campaigns ... moved to running back as a senior after playing quarterback in an option offensive during his junior campaign and rushed for 1,623 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground, while also contributing two interceptions on defense ... posted 1,297 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground and completed 44-of-91 passes for 785 yards and 11 scores as a junior ... first Bethel player to sign with a Pac-12 school.
Full name is Cortrelle Javon Anderson ... born February 10, 1991 ... parents are Neva and Barbara Gaddies ... wears No. 9 in honor of a high school friend by the name of Mike Pennerman, who died as a result of injuries he suffered in a high school football game ... major is interdisciplinary studies.