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Joshua Atkinson
88   Joshua Atkinson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Carrollton, Texas

High School:
The Oakridge School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
1L


Tulsa -- A returning letterwinner . . . received a medical red-shirt season in 2012 . . .

2013 - Played in seven games . . . caught nine passes for 76 yards and one TD . . . his touchdown came on a six-yard reception against UTSA . . . led Tulsa with five receptions for 35 yards against North Texas . . . also had 26 yards on two receptions at Louisiana Tech . . .

2012 - Received a medical hardship . . . played in the Tulane and Nicholls State games before suffering a season-ending injury . . . caught four passes for 33 yards against Nicholls State . . .

Overall - A very smooth and athletic player . . . possesses deceptive speed . . . has the ability to play multiple receiver positions.

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 . . . favorite book is The Blind Side . . . if he could play a role in any movie it would be Denzel Washington's role in Remember the Titans . . . hobbies include shopping and board games . . . 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.