AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Completed four seasons with the Spartans... Saw action in 41 games and started 26 times... On the San Jose State career list for passing yardage (7,206, 3rd), pass completions (578, 4th), total offense (6,924 yards, 7th), and passing efficiency (126.72 rating, 9th)… Fourth Spartan quarterback to be named a conference Offensive Player of the Year since 1970 and first since 1987… On the Mountain West lists for most 400-plus passing yardage games in a season with five (2nd) and 400-plus passing yardage games in a career with five (tied for 3rd)… Fifth San Jose State player since 1938 to start a season opener at quarterback... The sixth freshman at the school to start a game at quarterback (Iowa State on 9/24) for the Spartans since freshman eligibility was re-established in 1972... Placed on scholarship in 2016... Four-time Academic All-Mountain West award recipient... 2020 San Jose State University Dean’s Scholar honoree… Joined the team for the first time for 2015 preseason drills.
2019: Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Mountain West quarterback… First San Jose State player to be named either a Mountain West Offensive, Defensive of Special Teams Player of the Year since the Spartans joined the conference in 2013… Conference leader and third nationally in passing yards per game at 326.9… San Jose State was fourth nationally in passing offense behind Washington State, LSU and Alabama… 3,923 passing yards is #3 on the Spartans’ single-season list and #7 in the Mountain West record book… Two-time Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week after the wins at Arkansas (9/21) and New Mexico (10/4)…. Threw for 402 yards and two touchdowns and led the offense on a game-winning 75 yard drive on the team’s final offensive possession… Also earned a Manning Award “Star of the Week” and helped San Jose State earn its first Reveal Suits National Team of the Week presented by the FWAA following the Arkansas win… Also named conference “Offensive Player of the Week” and a Davey O’Brien Award Great 8 quarterback for throwing for 405 yards and two touchdowns in the victory over New Mexico … His 438 passing yards were the most given up by Boise State in 2019… Threw for a single-game career-high 465 yards and matched a season-high three touchdown passes in a 38-35 loss at UNLV (11/19)… Rushed for a personal single-season high three TDs scoring against Northern Colorado (8/29), Boise State (11/2), and Fresno State (11/30)... Burlsworth Trophy national semifinalist recognizing the top player to begin a career as a non-scholarship student-athlete… William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist honoring the top college football scholar-athlete… Team co-captain… Concluded his college career playing in the 2020 Hula Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii.
2018: Played in and started eight games... Had his best statistical season at the major college level since joining the Spartans... Completed 56.1 percent of his passes for 1,963 yards and 14 touchdowns... Threw a personal single-game best four touchdown passes in the UNLV victory (10/27)... Three TD throws in the Colorado State (10/6) and Hawai'i (9/29) games... Passed for a personal single-game best 451 yards in the five-overtime Hawai'i contest... Total ranked #21 among all Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and #4 by a Mountain West signal caller in 2018 and the #11 single-game best at San Jose State.
2017: Saw action in nine games and was a starter five times... Starter the first two games of the season vs. USF (South Florida - 8/26) and Cal Poly (9/2) then for three consecutive contests - Utah State (9/23), UNLV (9/30) and Fresno State (10/7)... Completed 54.1 percent of his passes for 928 yards and five touchdowns... Statistically best game of his college career was at UNLV throwing for 315 yards and one touchdown...Completed a personal single-game best 30 passes at UNLV... Season-high two TD passes both in the first half vs. USF... Best game may have been at Hawai'i (10/14) completing 4-of-6 passes for 59 yards and two first downs during one fourth quarter possession.
2016: Appeared in all 12 games... Starting quarterback at Iowa State (9/24)... Threw passes in five games... Most effective outing was against Utah (9/17) when he replaced injured starter Kenny Potter near the end of the third quarter... Finished the Utah game completing 11-of-21 passes with an interception for 184 yards and a 46-yard touchdown pass to running back Zamore Zigler... Was 13-of-27 with four interceptions for 155 yards and a touchdown at Iowa State in his only start... Earned the team's number-one spot as holder on kick-scoring attempts... Spartans were 31-of-33 on PATs and 16-of-18 on field goal tries.
2015: Completed a redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football (Coaches Antonio Pierce, Raul Lara) at Long Beach (Calif.)?Poly High... Led the Jackrabbits to an 11-2 record in his one season as a starting quarterback... Completed 200 of 318 passes for 3,199 yards and 41 touchdowns and ran for six more touchdowns in 2014... Named all-state special mention by CalHiSports.com, a first-team All-Pac5 Division choice and the Moore League Co-Player of the Year award winner as a senior... Shared the quarterback job as a junior throwing 17 touchdown passes with only two interceptions... Played his sophomore season at Tesoro High in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
MORE ON JOSH: Majoring in in business management information systems... Enjoys fishing... Is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes... He is a native of Mission Viejo, Calif.