Josh Huff

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Josh Huff
No. 88 – Arizona Hotshots
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1991-10-14) October 14, 1991 (age 27)
Houston, Texas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Nimitz (Houston, Texas)
College:Oregon
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:51
Receiving yards:523
Return yards:1,182
Total touchdowns:6
Player stats at NFL.com

Josh Huff (born October 14, 1991) is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon.

High school[edit]

Huff attended Nimitz High School in Houston, Texas, where he was a letterman in football and track. In football, he played on the same team as fellow NFL player Marion Grice. He played quarterback, wide receiver, running back and cornerback for the Cougars, accumulating nearly 2,000 yards of total offense as a senior, as he rushed for 1,147 yards and 11 touchdowns and threw for 856 more yards. He was named a 2008 Class 5A second-team all-district on offense.

In addition to football, Huff also competed as a sprinter for the school's track & field team. He recorded a personal-best time of 10.86 seconds in the 100 meters on his way to a second-place finish at the 19-5A district meet as a junior.[1] He was also a member of the 4 × 200m relay squad.

Recruiting
US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Josh Huff
WR
Houston, Texas Nimitz 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.4 Jan 22, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 76
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 36 (WR)   Rivals: 7 (WR)[2]  ESPN: 99 (WR)[3]
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2010 Oregon Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  • "2010 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 17, 2014.

College career[edit]

Huff attended the University of Oregon from 2010 to 2013. During his career, he caught 144 passes for 2,366 yards and 24 touchdowns. In his senior year he broke the school record for receiving yards in a single season with 1,140 yards, the previous record was 1,123 yards and was set in 1970.

He was also named honorable mention All-Pac-12 in both his junior and senior seasons.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
206 lb
(93 kg)
31 14 in
(0.79 m)
9 38 in
(0.24 m)
4.50 s 1.57 s 2.58 s 4.12 s 6.96 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
14 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4][5]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Huff was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft with the 86th overall pick, reuniting Huff with former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly.[6] On May 13, he signed a four-year deal with the team.

In 2014, Huff had a 107-yard opening kickoff return for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans, the longest play in Eagles history. While Huff saw limited action as a wide receiver in 2014, his play time began to increase in 2015. In week five against the New Orleans Saints he caught his first touchdown from Sam Bradford. Against the Miami Dolphins he caught another touchdown but the Eagles were not able to win the game, eventually losing 20-19. The following week Huff caught another touchdown pass, this time from Mark Sanchez (filling in for an injured Bradford), but the Eagles lost 45-17. In 2015, after only catching 8 passes for 24 yards in his first 5 games, Huff had his best game of the young season in a win against the undefeated Minnesota Vikings, catching all 4 of his targets for 39 yards and returning a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. Huff followed this up with only 1 catch for 9 yards against the Dallas Cowboys but also had a 53-yard return.

On November 1, 2016, Huff was arrested with marijuana and a firearm in his vehicle. Despite statements by coach Doug Pederson that Huff would still play the following week,[7] Huff was released by the Eagles on November 3.[8]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Huff was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad on November 7, 2016.[9] He was promoted to the active roster on December 6, 2016.[10]

On September 2, 2017, Huff was released by the Buccaneers.[11]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On January 18, 2018, Huff signed a reserve/future contract with the New Orleans Saints.[12] On March 19, 2018, Huff was suspended two games for violating the league's policies on substances for abuse and personal conduct stemming from a November 2016 arrest.[13] He was released on August 21, 2018.[14]

Arizona Hotshots[edit]

In January 2019, Huff joined the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football.[15] He was placed on injured reserve on March 7, 2019.

Career statistics[edit]

Year Team GP Receiving Rushing Kick Returns
Rec Yds Avg TD Long Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost Att Yds TD FC Lng
2014 PHI 12 8 98 12.3 0 44 1 7 7.0 7 0 1 1 14 415 1 0 107T
2015 PHI 11 20 224 11.2 3 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 224 0 0 40
2016 PHI
TB
10 16 103 6.4 1 17 4 15 3.8 10 0 0 0 13 324 1 0 98T
Career 33 44 425 9.7 4 44 5 22 4.4 10 0 1 1 37 963 2 0 107

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=895839
  2. ^ Josh Huff – Yahoo! Sports
  3. ^ Josh Huff – ESPN Recruiting
  4. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  5. ^ NFL Draft Scout Profile
  6. ^ McPherson, Chris (May 9, 2014). "Eagles Select Oregon WR Josh Huff In Third". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "Eagles WR Huff still available to play despite arrest". ESPN.com. November 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "Eagles Release WR Josh Huff". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. November 3, 2016.
  9. ^ Kania, Joe (November 7, 2016). "Buccaneers Sign WR Josh Huff". Buccaneers.com.
  10. ^ Smith, Scott (December 6, 2016). "Josh Huff Promoted to Replace Cecil Shorts". Buccaneers.com.
  11. ^ Smith, Scott (September 2, 2017). "Wide Variety of Moves Gets Bucs to 53". Buccaneers.com.
  12. ^ "Saints Signing WR/KR Josh Huff To Futures Deal". January 18, 2018.
  13. ^ Katzenstein, Josh (March 19, 2018). "Saints wide receiver Josh Huff suspended 2 games for 2016 incident: source". NOLA.com.
  14. ^ Alper, Josh (August 21, 2018). "Saints cut Josh Huff". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  15. ^ "Arizona Hotshots Daily Update Saturday, January 5, 2019". Our Sports Central. January 5, 2019. Retrieved February 5, 2019.

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