Cortez Thaddeus Ham Jr. (born July 22, 1993) is an American football fullback for the Minnesota Vikings. He went undrafted in the 2016 NFL draft. He played college football at Augustana. Ham graduated from Duluth Denfeld High School in 2011. He attended Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD from 2011-2015, where he was a four-year letter winner in both football and track & field. In his football career with the Augustana Vikings, Ham rushed for 2,662 yards and 29 touchdowns, and also had 949 yards receiving and six touchdowns, including 39 catches for 431 yards and three touchdowns in his final season.
In his personal life, Ham is a physical education and health major at Augustana and plans on teaching and coaching football and track and field. Since his freshman season at Augustana, he has volunteered as a peer educator and mentor in the Sioux Falls school district and volunteered weekly at the Boys and Girls Club. As a leader and member of Augustana's Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Ham spent time as a student engagement volunteer at Embrace Church. He volunteered as a speaker in advocacy groups for children with disabilities. Ham overcame a speech disorder that had affected him his entire life and used that as a platform to show kids that if they believe in themselves they can be successful in life. Ham has served on numerous projects with Habitat for Humanity with the Augustana football program during his career.