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C. J. Mosley
No. 69     Cleveland Browns
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: August 6, 1983 (1983-08-06) (age 26)
Place of birth: Fort Knox, Kentucky
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
College: Missouri
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 6 / Pick: 191
Debuted in 2005 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2003)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2004)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Tackles     58
Sacks     8.0
Interceptions     0
Stats at NFL.com

Calvin Michael "C. J." Mosley, Jr. (born August 6, 1983 in Fort Knox, Kentucky) is an American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Missouri.

Mosley has also played for the New York Jets.

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Early years

Mosley earned All-State honors at Waynesville High School in Waynesville, Missouri and was ranked among the top defensive tackle prospects by Rivals.com. He was a three-time All-District selection posted 21.0 sacks and 267 tackles during his career, and recorded 97 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior. He also finished 3rd in the shot put at the Missouri state track meet as a senior.

College career

After being redshirted in 2001, he earned Freshman All-America honorable mention honors from College Football News in 2002 He played in every game with 5 starts at nose guard and posted 39 tackles, 3 sacks, 8 tackles for loss, and a forced fumble. He began his collegiate career with 3 tackles, and 2 tackles for loss at Illinois and had 8 tackles and added a sack and 2 tackles for loss vs. Colorado. He also recorded a season-high 9 tackles and made a sack and 3 tackles for loss at Texas A&M.

In 2003, he earned 2nd-team All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches and was named the team's Defensive Lineman of the Year. That season, he started 11 games at nose guard and ranked among the nation's leaders with 16 tackles for loss on the year. He also was 2nd on the team with 7 QB hurries and 6.0 sacks. He registered 7 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, and 2.0 sacks in season opener vs. Illinois, and had 3 tackles and a sack vs. Eastern Illinois. He came off the bench to record 8 tackles, a sack that knocked QB Bill Whittmore out of the game, and added 2 tackles for loss at Kansas. Against Texas A&M, he made 9 tackles and also had 2 sacks and 3 tackles for loss. In the Independence Bowl vs. Arkansas, he registered 4 tackles and a tackle for loss.

In 2004, Mosley earned Associated Press 1st-team All-Big 12 honors and was named the team's Defensive Lineman of the Year. That year, he started all 11 games at RDT, and led a defense that finished 2nd in the conference and 14th nationally in total yardage allowed. He made 61 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 14 tackles for loss, as well as recovering 2 fumbles, forced another, and blocked a kick. He opened the season with 8 tackles, 3 QB hurries, a sack, and 3 tackles for loss vs. Arkansas State. The following week at Troy, he posted 8 tackles, 2.0 sacks, and 3 tackles for loss. Versus Colorado, he recorded 5 tackles, a sack, and 3 tackles for loss. He registered 8 tackles and a fumble recovery at Texas, and had 5 tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble vs. Oklahoma State. He blocked a kick and added a fumble recovery and 4 tackles vs. Kansas State. C.J. finished his career with 4 tackles and a sack at Iowa State.

Mosley started 27 of 36 games he played in during his 3 years with the Tigers. He recorded 167 tackles with 15.5 sacks, 38 tackles for loss, and 22 QB hurries. He was part of a defense in 2004 that ranked 2nd in the Big 12 and 14th nationally in total yardage allowed and was twice named the team's Defensive Lineman of the Year.

Professional career

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Minnesota Vikings

In his rookie year for Minnesota, Mosley accumulated 19 tackles, 3 sacks and 1 forced fumble while filling in for an injured Kevin Williams in the middle of the 2005 NFL season.

New York Jets

Mosley, along with an undisclosed draft pick, was traded to the Jets on August 31, 2006 for backup quarterback Brooks Bollinger.

Cleveland Browns

Mosley was signed by the Cleveland Browns on March 6, 2009.

Mosley was placed on Injured Reserve on December 7, 2009, due to a broken right ankle.

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