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Joshua Atkinson
88   Joshua Atkinson

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Carrollton, Texas

High School:
The Oakridge School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
RS


Tulsa -- Received a medical red-shirt season last year . . . played in the Tulane and Nicholls State games before suffering a season-ending injury . . . caught four passes for 33 yards against Nicholls State . . . missed most of spring drills . . . showed speed and quickness last year before the injury . . . will be expected to push for playing time.

High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at The Oakridge School . . . started all three years at receiver and safety . . . was credited with 149 receptions for 2,940 yards and 31 touchdowns in his career, while also totaling 562 rushing yards and nine TDs on 71 carries . . . helped lead his team to a 10-1 record and SPC state title as a senior . . . had 70 receptions for 1,301 yards and 12 touchdowns, and recorded 61 tackles and nine interceptions as a senior . . . was named to the Dallas Morning News Top 100 Area Recruits . . . named to the Fort Worth Star Telegram Super Team his senior season . . . earned all-SPC honors as a junior and senior . . . caught 53 passes for 1,105 yards and 11 touchdowns, while returning seven kicks for 261 yards and one TD his junior season . . . played quarterback as a sophomore and completed 97 passes for 1,548 yards and 15 TDs, while rushing for 445 yards and six TDs on 65 carries his sophomore campaign . . . earned honorable mention all-state honors, while being named all-district on offense and defense his sophomore season . . . was also the District Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore . . . also lettered three years in basketball and track . . . high school coach was Phillip Farhat.

Personal -- Favorite movie is Remember the Titans . . . the Baltimore Ravens is his favorite NFL team, while Dwyane Wade is his favorite professional athlete . . . "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and The Cosby Show" are his favorite TV shows . . . nobody can believe that he watches "The Hills" and "Laguna Beach" . . . favorite book is The Blind Side . . . if he could play a role in any movie it would be Denzel Washingon's role in Remember the Titans . . . hobbies include shopping and board games . . . before a game, he reads the same inspirational note from his father . . . lists "Wipeout" as a Reality TV Show that he could win . . . his cousin, John Starks, played in the NBA for four teams, most notably was his time with the New York Knicks . . . has two older siblings . . . parents are Shawn and Kim Atkinson . . . majoring in communication . . . born August 19, 1993 in Dallas, Texas.