Joshua Nesbitt

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Joshua Nesbitt
Joshua Nesbitt.jpg
Nesbitt in August 2011.
No. 47     Free Agent
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-04-15) April 15, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Greensboro, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
College: Georgia Tech
Undrafted in 2011
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Joshua Leonard Nesbitt (born April 15, 1988) is an American football safety for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He was formerly the starting quarterback for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

High school career[edit]

Nesbitt attended Greene County High School in Greensboro, Georgia from 2003-2007. He was regarded as Georgia's number one recruit at quarterback as a senior. Nesbitt was named to the Scout.com national Hot 100 (No. 76) and the Rivals 250, and was the No. 4 prospect in Georgia according to Scout.com. He was also rated No. 14 in Georgia by Rivals, the No. 9 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals and the No. 12 quarterback by Scout.com. Nesbitt was a two-time, first-team all-state selection and the Class AA Offensive Player of the Year as a junior. He was named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 and preseason Super 11 team before his senior year. As a senior at Greene County High, he passed for 2,256 yards and 32 touchdowns with just four interceptions, completing 134-of-222 passes. Nesbitt also rushed for 493 yards on just 93 carries and scored eight touchdowns, to go with 4 interceptions on defense.

College career[edit]

As Taylor Bennett's backup, Nesbitt was brought in for rushing during his freshman season under coach Chan Gailey.

In 2008, Nesbitt earned the starting quarterback job under new Tech coach Paul Johnson for his option offense.

The 2009 season saw Nesbitt rush for 1037 yards and 18 touchdowns. Nesbitt also had 1701 yards through the air with 10 touchdowns. He led the Yellow Jackets to an ACC Championship Game and a BCS bowl game. The Jackets finished the season with an 11-3 record following the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl loss to Iowa. Nesbitt was honored as the 2009 ACC first team quarterback. He was joined on the all-conference team by Jonathan Dwyer, Demaryius Thomas, Cord Howard, Sean Bedford, Derrick Morgan, and Morgan Burnett, all of whom were on the 2009 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team alongside Nesbitt.

After returning for his senior year, Nesbitt suffered a broken right arm after attempting a tackle on November 4, 2010 vs. Virginia Tech. He missed the remainder of the season.

Professional career[edit]

Nesbitt went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft but was signed by the Buffalo Bills as a Defensive Back. On September 3, 2011, he was cut from the Bills' final 53-man roster, but was signed to the practice squad the following day. Nesbitt was signed to the Bills 53-man roster as a safety on November 15, 2011.[1] He was waived/injured by the Bills on August 22, 2012, and subsequently reverted to injured reserve on August 24.

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