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|Major||Management science and engineering|
|Date of birth||August 22, 1990|
|Place of birth||Upland, California|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
Joshua Lawrence Nunes (born August 22, 1990) is a former American football quarterback for the Stanford Cardinal. He medically retired after a weightlifting injury that ruptured his pectoralis major tendon.
Nunes attended Upland High School in Upland, California. During his career he threw for 6,306 passing yards and 54 touchdowns. He was ranked as the 13th best pro-style quarterback recruit in his class by Rivals.com.
As the starting quarterback, Nunes led the Cardinal to an upset of No. 2 USC. The next week, however, the Cardinal suffered a loss against unranked Washington in a game where Nunes was unable to score an offensive touchdown. After nine games as a starter, amid criticisms about his inconsistency, Nunes was replaced by redshirt freshman Kevin Hogan, who eventually led Stanford to a defeat of No. 1 Oregon, the Pac-12 championship and a Rose Bowl victory.
During a bench press workout in February 2013, Nunes dropped the weights on his chest, rupturing his pectoralis major muscle. As a result of the accident, Nunes announced that he has medically retired.
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