Henry Josey

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Henry Josey
Missouri TigersNo. 20
Running back Redshirt Junior
Date of birth: (1991-09-25) September 25, 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth: Angleton, Texas
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Weight: 194 lb (88 kg)
Career history
High school: Angleton (TX)
Stats at ESPN.com

Henry Josey (born September 25, 1991) is an American football running back. He played college football at Missouri.

Early years[edit]

Josey is from Angleton, Texas. His father, Henry Neal, set a national high school record in the 100-meter dash in 1990.[1] Josey attended Angleton High School, where he began his football career as a linebacker in 2007. As a junior, he moved to the running back position and gained 1,267 rushing yards and scored 20 touchdowns. As a senior in 2009, he gained 1,369 yards rushing and scored 15 touchdowns.[2]

College career[edit]

2010 season[edit]

As a freshman for the 2010 Missouri Tigers football team, Josey gained 112 yards and scored three touchdowns (including a 62-yard touchdown run) in the season opener against McNeese State.[3] Over the course of the 2010 season, he totaled 437 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 76 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry.[4][5][6]

2011 season[edit]

As a sophomore, Josey became the starting running back for the 2011 Missouri Tigers football team.[7][8][9][10] In the third week of the season, Josey gained 263 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns on 14 carries against Western Illinois.[11][12] He reached the 263 yard mark in the first half and did not play in the second half.[13][14] The following week, he rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries against the No. 1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners.[15]

During the 2011 regular season, Josey totaled 1,168 rushing yards on 145 carries for an average of 8.1 yards per carry.[4][16] He ranked second in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in yards per carry.[17] He also ranked 12th in the Football Bowl Subdivision with an average of 116.8 rushing yards per game.[18] His 2011 season ended short due to a severe knee injury.

2012 season[edit]

Josey missed spring football practice in 2012. Although he participated in pre-season practice with the team in August 2012, he did not play in any games during the season.[19][20][21] [22]

2013 season[edit]

Josey returned to play in all 14 games in 2013, rushing for 1,166 yards on 174 carries with 16 touchdowns. After the season he announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[23]


  1. ^ David Claybourn (May 12, 2010). "Record still stands — 20 years later". The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX. 
  2. ^ "Henry Josey". University of Missouri. 
  3. ^ Nate Latsch (September 11, 2010). "Josey leads Mizzou past McNeese State". Fox Sports Midwest. 
  4. ^ a b "Henry Josey". ESPN.com. 
  5. ^ Tom Timmerman (November 4, 2010). "Freshman RB Josey is giving Mizzou a lift". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 
  6. ^ David Briggs (August 24, 2010). "NEWCOMER PROFILE: RB Henry Josey". Columbia Daily Tribune. 
  7. ^ "Mizzou's Josey is gaining confidence". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. September 22, 2011. 
  8. ^ David Ubben (September 22, 2011). "Tigers' last back prepping for big challenge". ESPN.com. 
  9. ^ Mike DeArmond (September 11, 2011). "Josey is THE tailback at Mizzou now". Kansas City Star. 
  10. ^ Mike DeArmond (September 10, 2011). "Henry Josey ready to take over at running back for Mizzou". The Kansas City Star. 
  11. ^ "Henry Josey runs wild in Missouri football win over Western Illinois". Columbia Missourian. September 17, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Henry Josey, Missouri trounce overmatched Western Illinois". ESPN.com. 
  13. ^ "Missouri tailback Henry Josey well-rested for top-ranked Oklahoma after 263-yard game". The Washington Post. September 21, 2011. 
  14. ^ R.B. Fallstrom (September 21, 2011). "Missouri RB Josey well-rested after 263-yard game". Houston Chronicle. 
  15. ^ Mike DeArmond (September 25, 2011). "What we can say about Mizzou at 2-2". Kansas City Star. 
  16. ^ Vahe Gregorian (October 19, 2011). "Henry Josey bursts forth for Mizzou". St. Louis Today. 
  17. ^ "NCAA Division I-A Player Rushing Statistics - 2011 (Yards Per Rush Attempt Leaders - Qualified)". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Statistics - Individual (Rushing)". ncaa.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Missouri's Henry Josey has long recovery ahead from severe knee injury". Sporting News. May 3, 2012. 
  20. ^ Ben Cook (August 14, 2012). "Pinkel hopes Josey will be ready for opener". Lindy's Sports. 
  21. ^ "Upbeat Josey eases back into the flow at Missouri camp". The Kansas City Star. August 4, 2012. 
  22. ^ Ross Dellinger (August 3, 2012). "Josey says he has 'good chance' to play in 2012". Columbia Tribune. 
  23. ^ Missouri’s Henry Josey declares for NFL Draft

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