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2003 Football Roster


Josh Willoughby

Class: r-Sr.
Position: OL
Height: 6-4
Weight: 354 pounds
Previous School: Brentwood Academy
Hometown: Antioch, TN

Noteworthy: Saved a man's life from choking on Jan. 29, 2002 at a local Murfreesboro restaurant when he successfully used the Heimlich maneuver (man asked how to repay him for saving his life and Willoughby replied "buy season tickets").

2003: Played in all 12 games and started six times (3 at center, 2 at right guard and 1 at left guard) ... Was in on 634 total snaps and had 58 knockdowns while earning a cumulative grade of 84 percent ... Started against FAU at guard and played a career-high 85 snaps and collected a team-best six knockdowns ... Earned the lineman's most physical award ... Started and played 57 snaps at Georgia ... Was in on six snaps and had one knockdown at Georgia ... Had 27 snaps and graded out at 92 percent against Temple ... Graded out at 90 percent in 22 plays against NMSU ... Voted the team's most valuable lineman in back-to-back games against Idaho and North Texas ... Had seven knockdowns at Idaho and six versus UNT ... Earned the team's best finisher award following the Utah State contest ... Started at center for the first time in his career against Troy State and played 67 snaps and tallied seven knockdowns ... Had a team-best eight knockdowns in win over Arkansas State.

2002: Competed in all 12 games, including six as a starter at right guard ... Played a total of 443 snaps, collected 59 knockdowns, and had a cumulative grade of 78.7 percent ... Named the team's Offensive Lineman of the Week after grading out a career-best 89 percent against Tennessee ... Also won the award following the Louisiana-Monroe contest when he had a 81 percent grade ... Had a career-best nine knockdowns against SEMO, while adding eight against UL-Monroe.

2001: Played in 10 games and earned a start in the season finale against Connecticut ... Was in on 142 total snaps and had 10 total knockdowns ... 116 of his 142 snaps for the year came in the final four games of the year for an average of 29.0 snaps per game ... Played a career best 45 snaps and tallied a personal high 4.5 knockdowns in win over Arkansas State ... Collected 3.5 knockdowns in 40 snaps against Connecticut ... Graded out a personal best 77 percent in win over New Mexico State (30 snaps).

2000: Did not play in any games.

1999: Had to take a redshirt year after suffering a knee injury during fall camp.

High School: Voted first team all-state by the Associated Press ... Was selected first team all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association ... Played both offensive and defensive line.

Personal: Parents: Ed and Marie Willoughby ... Born: 10/9/80 ... Major: Liberal Arts.