Josh Chapman

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Josh Chapman
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No. 96     Indianapolis Colts
Nose tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-06-10) June 10, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Hoover, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 341 lb (155 kg)
Career information
High school: Hoover (AL)
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 136
Debuted in 2013 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 15
Sacks 0.0
Forced Fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Joshua Antron Chapman (born June 10, 1989) is an American football nose tackle for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He attended the University of Alabama. Chapman served as the backup to All-American Terrence Cody during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, and was currently regarded as one of the better nose guard prospects in his class.[1]

Chapman appeared on the cover of the October 10, 2011 issue of Sports Illustrated after Alabama's 38-10 victory over Florida.[2]

High school career[edit]

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Chapman attended Hoover High School under head coach Rush Propst and defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. Probst described him as the best defensive lineman in school history. As a junior, Chapman tallied 65 tackles, six sacks and three tackles, while helping the Hoover Buccaneers to a 14–1 season record. In his senior season, Chapman recorded 97 tackles, 22 tackles for losses, two sacks and an interception. Hoover finished the season as the 6A state runner-up with a 13–2 record, losing the state final 35–21 to Prattville.[3] The only other loss came against Joe McKnight's John Curtis Christian (LA).

Regarded as a three-star prospect, Chapman was ranked as the No. 32 defensive tackle in his class, which was highlighted by Marvin Austin and Torrey Davis.[4] He chose Alabama over offers from Auburn, Mississippi, and Mississippi State.

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Chapman was drafted in the 5th round (136th overall) for the Colts in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Indianapolis Colts (2012-present)[edit]

The Colts signed him to a four-year, $2.3 million deal.[5] He played 13 games in 2013 making 20 tackles and 1 pass defended.

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