C. J. Gable (born Carl Gable Jr. October 19, 1987) is a former Canadian footballrunning back. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football for the University of Southern California Trojans. He has also been a member of the Denver Broncos (NFL), Nebraska Danger (IFL), and Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Edmonton Eskimos (CFL).
Gable attended Sylmar High School in Sylmar, California. By his sophomore season, he had garnered attention for his play at free safety. He was a 2005 Parade High School All-American before joining the Trojans for the 2006 season. At Sylmar, as a sophomore he had a total of 80 carries, 509 yards, 7 touchdowns as a part-time running back. As a junior, now the full-time running back he had a total of 180 carries, 2,023 yards, 23 touchdowns. As a senior, he had a breakout season having a total of 202 carries, 2,086 yards, 27 touchdowns and came up just short of the school rushing record of 2,095 set by Ryen Carew in 2002. He is the only running back to rush for over 2,000 yards back to back in Sylmar High School history.
Gable became the first freshman to ever start an opener at running back for USC when he started at Arkansas in 2006. Gable suffered a season-ending injury in the third game of the 2007 season. He ran a 4.68-second 40-yard dash in the summer of 2008. Gable competed for playing time at running back and kick returner as a sophomore in 2008. Gable originally wore #25 when he began his USC career, but had it changed to #2, his number in high school; when he arrived at USC, #2 was already worn by wide receiver Steve Smith. However, Smith left for the NFL after the 2006 season and Gable was able to reclaim his old number.
He decided not to declare for the 2009 NFL Draft and returned to USC as a fourth-year junior.
Gable ran for 617 yards and 8 touchdowns in 2008, while also returning 7 kicks for 196 yards and a 93-yard touchdown return against Stanford. In 2009, he ran for 102 yards on 24 carries. Gable also returned 19 kicks for 348 yards in ’09.