Josh Bidwell

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Josh Bidwell
No. --
Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-03-13) March 13, 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth: Winston, Oregon
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 4 / Pick: 133
Debuted in 2000 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Punts 727
Punt yards 31,085
Average punt 42.8
Stats at NFL.com

Joshua John Bidwell (born March 13, 1976) is a former American football punter who played twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Oregon. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft, and also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2005.

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Bidwell was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer on September 1, 1999 and was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list on September 5. In 2000, Bidwell beat out Tom Hutton for the starting punting job. He went on to start in all 16 games for nine consecutive seasons, from 2000 to 2008.[1] He was re-signed to a one-year contract worth $605,000 on April 30, 2003.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Bidwell was signed to a three-year contract by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 13, 2004. He was selected to the 2006 Pro Bowl following the 2005 season. On November 27, 2006 he signed a contract extension with the team. He was placed on injured reserve due to a hip injury on August 17, 2009. He was released on March 4, 2010.

Washington Redskins[edit]

On March 23, 2010, Bidwell signed with the Washington Redskins. He was released on July 28, 2011.[2]

Career Stats[edit]

Year Team Games Punts Gross Punting Average Longest Punt Gross Punting Yards Blocked Punts Touchbacks Touchback Percentage Punts Inside the 20 Punts Inside the 20 Percentage Punt Return Attempts Punt Return Yards Average Return Yards Net Punt Return Average
2000 GB 16 78 38.5 53 3,003 0 5 6.4 22 28.2 27 205 7.6 35.9
2001 GB 16 82 42.5 68 3,485 0 10 12.2 21 25.6 34 288 8.5 39.0
2002 GB 16 79 41.7 57 3,296 0 6 7.6 26 32.9 41 357 8.7 37.2
2003 GB 16 69 41.7 60 2,875 0 7 10.1 16 23.2 32 316 9.9 37.1
2004 TB 16 82 42.3 60 3,472 1 7 8.5 23 28.0 31 279 9.0 38.9
2005 TB 16 90 45.6 61 4,101 0 13 14.4 24 26.7 49 466 9.5 40.4
2006 TB 16 93 43.5 59 4,045 0 7 7.5 20 21.5 50 487 9.7 38.3
2007 TB 16 77 43.9 61 3,382 1 10 13.0 30 39.0 38 280 7.4 40.3
2008 TB 16 77 44.5 64 3,426 0 7 9.1 27 35.1 39 392 10.1 39.4
2010 WSH 4 15 41.7 52 625 0 0 0.0 3 20.0 7 59 8.4 37.7
Totals Totals 148 742 42.7 68 31,710 2 72 9.7 212 28.6 348 3,129 9.0 38.3

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Josh Bidwell". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved 2010-03-04. [dead link]
  2. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg. "Release Tracker". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Josh Bidwell Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 

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