Josh Taves

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Josh Taves
No. 99, 91
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-05-13) May 13, 1972 (age 43)
Place of birth: Watsonville, California
Career information
College: Northeastern University
Undrafted: 1995
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 10
Sacks: 4.0
Interceptions: 1
Stats at

Josh Heinrich Taves (aka Josh Heinrich; born May 13, 1972, in Watsonville, California) is a former professional American football player.[1]


Taves is Jewish.[2] He played football for Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, and for Northeastern University, where he twice made the Jewish All-American team.[3][4]

He was named NFL Europe's 1998 Most Valuable Defensive Player, after he was co-leader in sacks in the league with 9 in 10 games for the Barcelona Dragons.[4]

In the National Football League, he played defensive end for 29 games over three seasons for the Oakland Raiders and the Carolina Panthers.[1]

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