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Josh Hull

Josh Hull
St. Louis Rams 2013 training camp.
No. 58     Washington Redskins
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-05-21) May 21, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: State College, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Spring Mills (PA) Penns Valley
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 254
Debuted in 2010 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history

Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

  • Academic All-America (2008)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award (2008-09)
  • Eric A. Walker Award
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012

Joshua Lynn Hull (born May 21, 1987) is an American football linebacker for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the St. Louis Rams in seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football for Pennsylvania State University.

Early life

Hull grew up in Millheim, Pennsylvania, approximately 25 miles east of State College, Pennsylvania. He attended Penns Valley High School, where he played football under coach Martin Tobias. He was a three-year starter, serving as team captain and defensive captain as a senior. Hull was selected first-team all-conference on defense after his senior season and was a team captain in the 2006 Lezzer Lumber Classic. He was also a three-year letterman on the baseball team, earning first-team all-conference accolades as an outfielder.

College career

A former walk-on, Hull became a starter in 2008 when pre-season All-American Sean Lee suffered a season-ending knee injury in spring practice.[1] Hull was the starter for all 13 games that season, finishing as the second leading tackler behind NaVorro Bowman with 66 tackles, one quarterback sack, and one interception. He had a game-high nine tackles in the 2009 Rose Bowl.[2]

Hull was also recognized for academics while at Penn State. He was a member of the Dean's List and was named an Academic All-Big Ten scholar-athlete, while majoring in environmental systems engineering.[1] He was named a 2008 Academic All-American,[3] and an inaugural recipient of a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award for the 2008-09 academic year.[4]

Professional career

Hull played in the 4th Annual Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge in El Paso, Texas, on February 6, 2010.[5]

Pre-draft


Although not initially invited to the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine,[6] he was added to the list of invitees on January 29, 2010.[7] Hull and teammate Dennis Landolt trained for the combine at TEST in Martinsville, New Jersey,[8] based partially on the recommendation of his agent, Joe Aloisi and former Nittany Lion Rich Ohrnberger.[8]

St. Louis Rams

Hull was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round (#254 overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.[9] He signed a four-year contract with the Rams on June 28, 2010.[10] Hull was released by the Rams on August 30, 2013.

Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins signed Hull on October 15, 2013.[11]

Personal

Hull is engaged to girlfriend Megan Meyers.

Hull currently resides in Pleasant Gap, PA.

References

External links

  • St. Louis Rams bio
  • Penn State Nittany Lions bio

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