Bidwell in 2011
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|Date of birth:||March 13, 1976|
|Place of birth:||Winston, Oregon|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school:||Douglas (OR)|
|NFL Draft:||1999 / Round: 4 / Pick: 133|
|Career highlights and awards|
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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.
Green Bay Packers
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, four of those seasons were with the Packers. He was re-signed to a one-year contract worth $605,000 on April 30, 2003.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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.
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