Josh Nunes

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Josh Nunes
No. 6
Position Quarterback
Major Management science and engineering
Career history
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-08-22) August 22, 1990 (age 26)
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.

Early years[edit]

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[1]

College career[edit]

Nunes spent 2009 to 2011 as a backup to Andrew Luck. On August 22, 2012, Nunes was named the starting quarterback for the 2012 season, beating out Brett Nottingham and Kevin Hogan.[2][3][4]

As the starting quarterback, Nunes led the Cardinal to an upset of No. 2 USC.[5] The next week, however, the Cardinal suffered a loss against unranked Washington in a game where Nunes was unable to score an offensive touchdown.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8]


  1. ^ "". Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Josh Nunes will start at QB". 2012-08-22. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Stanford picks Josh Nunes to replace Andrew Luck". Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  4. ^ Associated Press (2012-08-21). "Stanford quarterback battle: Josh Nunes beats out Brett Nottingham for starting job". Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  5. ^ "Pittsburgh Beats No. 13 Virginia Tech". The New York Times. 2012-09-15. 
  6. ^ "Stanford Cardinal vs. Washington Huskies - Recap - September 27, 2012 - ESPN". 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  7. ^ Tom FitzGerald (2012-11-07). "Stanford promotes QB Hogan to starter". SFGate. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  8. ^ Watson, Graham (2013-04-30). "Former Stanford starting QB Josh Nunes medically retires after freak injury". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 

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