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Josh Blankenship
16   Josh Blankenship

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tulsa,Okla.

High School:
Union HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 208

Position:
Quarterback

Experience:
2L



Tulsa: A two-year letterwinner and returning starter . . . has now thrown for 3,923 yards in 22 career games for a 178.3 average per game which ranks sixth on the school's career passing chart . . . has completed 14 passes in his two years for over 40 yards . . . has passed for 3,616 yards in his 17 career starts for an average of 212.7 yards per game while completing .516 percent of his passes (282-of-546) . . . has nine 200-yard or better passing games in 17 career starts . . . 2000 -- Started all 12 games . . . threw for 2,507 yards his sophomore season to rank fourth on the school's single-season passing chart . . . his 207.3 yard average in total offense ranked fifth in the WAC and 47th nationally . . . completed 10 passes for over 40 yards . . . had two 300+ passing games during the 2000 season . . . had 306 yards on 14-of-26 against New Mexico State and completed 28-of-49 passes for 373 yards, two TDs and a .571 completion percentage against Oklahoma State . . . that performance was the 10th best passing performance in school history . . . threw a career-long 78-yard touchdown pass in the 2000 season opener against North Carolina . . . was named to the WAC's all-academic team . . . 1999 ?? Was named the WAC Freshman of the Year in 1999 . . . played in 10 games and started the last five games of the season . . . saw playing time in all but the Rice game . . . had four consecutive games throwing for better than 200 yards . . . completed 119-of-235 passes (.506) for 1,416 yards and seven TDs on the season . . . completed 56-percent of his passes (91-of-163) for an average of 222 yards per game in his five starts . . . against Hawaii, completed 23-of-38 passes (.605) for a season-best 283 yards and two touchdowns . . . threw for 247 yards on 19-of-36 against Fresno State . . . completed 17-of-28 passes for 205 yards and one TD against UTEP . . . had Tulsa?s four longest throws on the year, including a 40-yard TD vs. SW Missouri State, a 73-yard completion against Texas A&M, a 47-yarder against Hawaii and a 68-yarder against UL-Monroe . . . Overall ?? Had a solid spring . . . became more comfortable with the offense . . . has a strong arm and quick release . . . has improved his footwork and mobility . . . has great awareness and understanding of football.

High School: Was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Union High School . . . was the state of Oklahoma Player of the Year as selected by the Tulsa World and Daily Oklahoman . . . threw for 3,119 yards and 40 touchdowns during his senior season . . . connected on 174-of-269 passes for a 64.6 completion percentage and had only two interceptions . . . was named a Senior All-American by Student Sports Magazine, just one of eight quarterbacks listed as All-Americans . . . was the 25th rated drop-back passer by Max Emfinger . . . ranked 46th in the Midlands-area according to SuperPrep . . . was selected as the Oklahoma Player of the Year by USA Today . . . as a two-year starter, led his team to a 21-4 record, including a 13-1 mark as a senior . . . his team scored 658 points which was the third highest in state history . . . completed 305-of-529 passes for 4,941 yards, 61 touchdowns and just 14 interceptions during his high school career . . . was named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association all-state team as a senior . . . was named to the Daily Oklahoman Blue Chip list . . . was co-MVP of the Oil Bowl as he led the Oklahoma Senior All-Stars to a 41-13 win over Texas, by completing 7-of-8 for 103 yards and two touchdowns . . . completed 121-of-242 passes for 1,597 yards and 19 TDs as a junior . . . also lettered two years in basketball and track . . . high school coach was his father, Bill Blankenship.

Personal: Favorite movie is Braveheart . . . lists Dan Marino as his favorite NFL player . . . the Denver Broncos is his favorite NFL team . . . most memorable place he has visited is the Cayman Islands . . . enjoys playing basketball and racquetball . . . lists skydiving as his craziest ambition . . . Michael Jordan is his favorite athlete . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . was a member of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll last year . . . a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee . . . nickname is Blank . . . an education and biology major . . . born November 13, 1980.

Career Statistics

PassingGCompAttYdsIntTDPctYpgLong
199910195235141615750.6141.673
2001 (So)12196379250711951.7208.978
Totals223156143923261651.3178.378

RushingGAttGainLossNetTDAvgLong
19991066139183-440-0.726
2000 (So)1281217236-190-0.219
Totals22147356419-630-0.426

Total OffenseGPlaysRushPassTotalYPG
1999 (Fr)10301-4414161372137.2
2000 (So)12460-1925072488207.3
Totals22761-6339233860175.5