Joshua DobbsQuarterbackTennessee6-3, 216Alpharetta, Ga.Alpharetta High School4th Round – 135th Overall
Finished his Tennessee career with a 23-12 record, 3-0 in Bowl games, as a starting quarterback, tying for the fifth-most wins by a starting signal caller in program history…set school records for career rushing yards by a quarterback (2,160), career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (32), single-season rushing yards by a quarterback (831 in 2016) and single-season rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (12 in 2016)…ranked fifth in Tennessee history in career passing yards (7,138) and his 9,360 yards of total offense (7,138 passing, 2,160 rushing and 62 receiving) rank third in school annals…one of three quarterbacks in SEC history to record 15 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing scores in multiple seasons…one of four conference quarterbacks to have over 50 career passing touchdowns and 25 career rushing scores.
Second-Team All-SEC AP…started all 13 games…totaled 3,781 yards of total offense (2,946 passing, 831 rushing, 4 receiving) – the second-most in Tennessee history…passed for three touchdowns – 10-of-19 completions for 91 yards and rushed for 106 yards with two scores vs. Virginia Tech (9/10)…threw for four touchdowns, completing 16-of-32 passes for 319 yards, and added one rushing touchdown on 80 yards and 17 carries vs. Florida (9/24)…threw for a career-high 398 yards, completing 28-of-47 passes with a touchdown at Texas A&M (10/8)..accounted for five touchdowns (three passing and two rushing) in wins vs. Kentucky (11/12) and Missouri (11/19)…set a career high in completions (31) and attempts (34) at Vanderbilt (11/26)…recorded 340 passing yards and two touchdowns leading Tennessee to its third straight Bowl victory, over Nebraska (12/30), throwing for 291 yards on 23-of-38 passing with a touchdown, and adding 118 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries.* *
SEC Academic Honor Roll…threw for 2,291 yards on 205-of-344 passing with 15 touchdown passes and five interceptions in 13 starts…added 671 rushing yards with 11 rushing touchdowns…rushed for 387 yards with five rushing touchdowns at Florida (9/26)…amassed 430 yards of offense, throwing for 312 yards on 25-of-42 passing with three touchdowns and rushing for 118 yards with two scores vs. Georgia (10/10)…totaled 284 yards of offense and four touchdowns at Kentucky (10/31)…led program to an Outback Bowl win vs. Northwestern (1/1) with 214 yards (166 passing and 48 rushing), scoring two scores on the ground.
SEC Academic Honor Roll…recorded a 4-1 record in five games started, six played…compiled 1,675 yards of total offense and 17 touchdowns (nine passing and eight rushing), leading the Volunteers in touchdowns scored with eight…threw for 1,206 yards on the season, completing 112-of-177 passes and rushing for 469 yards…became the first Tennessee player with 300 passing yards and 100 rushing yards in the same game at South Carolina (11/1), setting a school record for the most rushing yards by a quarterback (166), and accounted for five scores (three rushing and two passing)…registered 345 yards of total offense with four touchdowns vs. Kentucky (11/15), throwing for 297 yards with three scores and adding a nine-yard rushing touchdown…had 183 yards of offense with two rushing scores at Vanderbilt (11/29)…named MVP of the TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Iowa (1/2), accounting for 205 yards of offense and three touchdowns.
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Started four-of-five games played, becoming the eighth true freshman to start at quarterback in program’s 117-year history…threw for 295 yards, completing 72-of-121 passes with two touchdowns, and ran for 189 yards and a score…threw for 249 yards on 26-of-42 passing in his first career college start at Missouri (11/2)…tossed the first two touchdowns of his career at Kentucky (11/30), and added his first career rushing touchdown.
As a senior at Alpharetta (Alpharetta, Ga.) High School, threw for 3,625 yards and 29 touchdowns, while rushing for 419 yards and 10 scores…finished his junior campaign with 3,113 passing yards and 29 touchdowns and added 200 rushing yards and two scores…named the Georgia Rising Senior Bowl MVP with a 237-passing yard performance and rushing for 56 yards with three total touchdowns in the game…also participated in baseball.