Josh Hull

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Josh Hull
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Hull at the St. Louis Rams 2013 training camp.
No. --     Free Agent
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-05-21) May 21, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: State College, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Spring Mills (PA) Penns Valley
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 254
Debuted in 2010 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
*Offseason, preseason, or practice squad only
Career highlights and awards
  • Academic All-America (2008)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award (2008-09)
  • Eric A. Walker Award
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 25
Sacks 0.0
Forced fumbles 1
Stats at NFL.com

Joshua Lynn Hull (born May 21, 1987) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was selected by the St. Louis Rams in seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football for Penn State.

Early life[edit]

Hull grew up in Millheim, Pennsylvania, approximately 25 miles east of State College, Pennsylvania. He attended Penns Valley High School, where he played football under coach Martin Tobias. He was a three-year starter, serving as team captain and defensive captain as a senior. Hull was selected first-team all-conference on defense after his senior season and was a team captain in the 2006 Lezzer Lumber Classic. He was also a three-year letterman on the baseball team, earning first-team all-conference accolades as an outfielder.

College career[edit]

Josh Hull.

A former walk-on, Hull became a starter in 2008 when pre-season All-American Sean Lee suffered a season-ending knee injury in spring practice.[1] Hull was the starter for all 13 games that season, finishing as the second leading tackler behind NaVorro Bowman with 66 tackles, one quarterback sack, and one interception. He had a game-high nine tackles in the 2009 Rose Bowl.[2]

Hull was also recognized for academics while at Penn State. He was a member of the Dean's List and was named an Academic All-Big Ten scholar-athlete, while majoring in environmental systems engineering.[1] He was named a 2008 Academic All-American,[3] and an inaugural recipient of a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award for the 2008-09 academic year.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Hull played in the 4th Annual Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge in El Paso, Texas, on February 6, 2010.[5]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3 in 237 lb 32¾ in 9 in 1.64 s 2.75 s 4.07 s 6.73 s 32½ in 9 ft 9 in 25 reps x
Values from NFL Combine and Penn State pro day [6]

Although not initially invited to the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine,[7] he was added to the list of invitees on January 29, 2010.[8] Hull and teammate Dennis Landolt trained for the combine at TEST in Martinsville, New Jersey,[9] based partially on the recommendation of his agent, Joe Aloisi and former Nittany Lion Rich Ohrnberger.[9]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Hull was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round (#254 overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.[10] He signed a four-year contract with the Rams on June 28, 2010.[11] Hull was released by the Rams on August 30, 2013.

Washington Redskins[edit]

The Washington Redskins signed Hull on October 15, 2013.[12] He was released on April 5, 2014.[13]

New England Patriots[edit]

On April 24, 2014, Hull signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots.[14] Hull was waived by the team on July 28, 2014.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Hull signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 2, 2014.[15] The Jaguars released Hull on August 24, 2014.[16]

Personal[edit]

Hull is married to Megan Meyers Hull.

Hull currently resides in Pleasant Gap, PA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "43 Josh Hull". Pennsylvania State University. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  2. ^ Giger, Cory (2009-08-13). "PSU linebacker Hull shakes off criticism, guarantees he will start". The Altoona Mirror. 
  3. ^ "2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America". College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  4. ^ "More than 60 Nittany Lions among first Big Ten Distinguished Scholars". The Pennsylvania State University. 2009-07-20. 
  5. ^ "Trio of Nittany Lions Set to Play in Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game". Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. 2010-01-30. 
  6. ^ "Josh Hull". NFL Draftscout.com. 2010-02-29. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  7. ^ Flounders, Bob. "Jared Odrick heads list of Penn State players headed to NFL scouting combine". The Patriot-News. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  8. ^ "2010 NFL Combine Additions". TFY Draft Insider. 2010-01-29. 
  9. ^ a b Bauer, Nate (2010-02-11). "Hull training hard for Combine success". rivals.com. 
  10. ^ "Rams take linebacker to wind up draft". Victoria Advocate. 2010-04-24. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  11. ^ "Rams agree to terms with eight of 11 draft choices". St. Louis Rams. 2010-06-28. 
  12. ^ Jones, Mike (October 15, 2013). "Redskins sign three to boost secondary and special teams, cut Pugh". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  13. ^ Florio, Mike. "Redskins part ways with three". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  14. ^ Alper, Josh (April 24, 2014). "Report: Patriots sign Josh Hull". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  15. ^ "Jaguars waive 3 injured, sign WR Kenny Shaw, DT David Carter, LB Josh Hull". FoxNews.com. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  16. ^ CB Mike Harris among 11 players released

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