GHS Class of 2006
Josh played football and basketball during his time at Grandview Senior High School. In football, Josh was named an all-conference quarterback his sophomore, junior, and senior years. Josh was named a first team all-state quarterback his junior and senior seasons. Josh was selected to the KC Star all-metro team his senior year. Josh was honored with the Thomas A. Simone Award in 2005 as the top player in the Kansas City area. He was listed as the #4 pro style quarterback in the nation. Josh holds the career passing yards record with 7,175 yeards, touchdown passes with 78, completions with 385, and attempts with 809. He holds the single season record for yards in a game with 404 yards, 6 touchdowns and with 2,400 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Josh continued his playing career at Kansas State University where he played three seasons. During his sophomore year, Josh set a single season school record for pass attempts, completions, and yards (3,353) with 18 touchdowns. His junior year he threw for 2,945 yards with 20 touchdowns and 14 rushing touchdowns. He finished his career with a school record 8,427 total yards and over 60 touchdowns. Josh was honored with serveral National Player of the Week Honors during his career.
In the 2009 NFL Draft, Josh was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round, 17th overall. Josh had a stellar career with the Bucs and played there until 2013. He later played for the Minnesota Vikings and the Indianapolis Colts. Josh's favorite athletic memory at GHS was coming from way behind to defeat Sedalia Smith-Cotton in the playoffs his sophomore year.