90  Josh Weaver
Josh Weaver

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marietta, GA

High School:
Marietta HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
06/07/1988

Experience:
3L


2009:


Played in all 12 games at linebacker with five starts...Earned one of the team's Role Player awards at the end of the season...Led the team in sacks (4-30) and finished fifth on the team in TFLs (5-32)...Averaged 3.1 tackles per game...Finished with 37 tackles, including 19 solo stops...Also had one forced fumble and two quarterback hurries...Participated primarily on special teams in the season opener against Ole Miss and did not record a tackle...Made one solo stop against Middle Tennessee...Made two assisted tackles against UT Martin including an assist on a sack for a loss of nine yards...Credited with a quarterback hurry in the first quarter on third down that forced an incomplete pass...Served as one of the team captains in the game...Made three tackles against Marshall with 1.5 tackles for a loss of 10 yards and a forced fumble...Had a seven-yard sack in the fourth quarter that forced the fumble...Also assisted on a sack for a loss of five yards...Had two tackles against UCF...Made one assisted tackle against UTEP...Made three tackles against Southern Miss...Had four tackles against East Carolina with a quarterback hurry...Tied a career high with four solo tackles in a start against Tennessee...Sacked Jonathan Crompton for a loss of four yards in the second quarter...Registered six tackles against UAB and matched his career high with two tackles for loss...Sacked Joe Webb for a loss of 12 yards on 3rd-and-2 in the first quarter...All six tackles held the Blazers to plays of seven yards or less...Made a career high seven tackles against Houston with four assisted stops...Logged four solo tackles in a start against Tulsa.

2008:


Played in all 13 games, with five starts at linebacker...Started against East Carolina and SMU at left outside linebacker and against Marshall, Nicholls State and UAB at right outside linebacker...Logged multiple tackles in seven contests...Transitioned from linebacker to safety in fall camp...Opened the season playing safety against Ole Miss, and had one assisted tackle in the game...Credited with a solo and an assisted tackle against Rice...Started for the first time at linebacker against Marshall, and registered four tackles, including an assist on a tackle for a loss of a yard...Had 13 previous starts on the defensive line prior to his first start at linebacker...Made his second straight start at linebacker versus Nicholls State and had two tackles...Credited with four tackles versus Arkansas State...Assisted Clinton McDonald on a sack of Corey Leonard for a loss of 10 yards in the fourth quarter...Registered a pass breakup in the first quarter...Matched a career high with five tackles, including three solo stops, against UAB...Started at outside linebacker and also played on special teams versus East Carolina, but was not credited with a tackle...Against Southern Miss, made a game-saving defensive play with an interception on an Austin Davis pass with under two minutes remaining in the game and the Tigers' protecting a five-point lead...Returned his first career interception for 16 yards to the Southern Miss 22, allowing Memphis to score on its first play, the game-clinching touchdown...Matched his career high with five tackles on two unassisted and three assisted stops...Credited with a solo and assisted tackle in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Solo tackle was on 1st-and-goal from the 4...Assisted Brandon Patterson on a stop on the final play of the third quarter.

2007:


Played in all 13 games and started all but the Marshall game on the defensive line...Ranked fifth on the team with five TFL for minus 23 yards...Also ranked in a tie for third with two sacks...Recorded six games with three or more tackles...Completed the year with 32 tackles, 24 of which were solo stops...Registered his second career start in the season opener with Ole Miss and logged two solo tackles...Both of his stops resulted in the Rebels gaining three or fewer yards on the play...Tallied a career-best five tackles, including four solo strikes and two TFL against Jacksonville State...Applied pressure on QB Cedric Johnson on 1st-and-goal from the Memphis 12...JSU attempted a field goal three plays later and missed...Credited with a TFL for minus a yard in the second quarter...Dropped Anthony Jones for a loss of one in the fourth quarter to bring up 4th-and-8...Made two solo tackles against UCF...Registered three solo tackles against Marshall and also logged a sack and forced a fumble...Sacked Bernard Morris in the fourth quarter for a seven-yard loss...Jolted Morris enough to pop the ball out, but Marshall recovered the fumble...Matched his career high with five tackles against Middle Tennessee...Registered three stops against Rice and tallied two stops versus Tulane, East Carolina and Southern Miss...Totaled three solo tackles against SMU including a sack of QB Justin Willis for a loss of six yards...Ended the season with three solo tackles in the New Orleans Bowl...Each of his three tackles resulted in five or fewer yards gained by Florida Atlantic...Was set to make the transition from defensive line to linebacker in the spring...Missed a majority of the spring session with a shoulder injury that required surgery...Was presented one of the True Tiger Awards at the 2008 Blue-Gray game...The award honors the players whose actions on and off the field most exemplifies those of a True Tiger.

2006:


Was a key contributor on defense as a freshman...One of just two true freshmen to play in all 12 contests in 2006...Saw early action on special teams...Registered his first tackle on a Tiger kickoff against Chattanooga...Entered the defensive lineup against Tennessee...Tallied three tackles, two of which were solo stops, versus the Vols...Forced UT's Ja'Kouri Williams to fumble the ball in the fourth quarter, resulting in a Memphis recovery...Recorded one solo tackle and a pass breakup against UAB...Logged three solo stops against Tulsa...Registered a tackle against both Southern Miss and UCF...Registered a game-high four tackles in the overtime meeting with Houston...Made his only start of the year in the season finale victory over UTEP...Credited with a tackle in seven of the 12 games in 2006...Finished the season with 14 tackles, one forced fumble and a pass breakup...Recipient of the Ralph Hatley Award, which is presented to an incoming freshman majoring in health, physical education or recreation.

Academic Highlights:


Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for fall 2006 semester.

Prep:


A three-year letterman and two-year starter at defensive end for coach James Richardson at Marietta High...Credited with 85 tackles, nine tackles for lost yardage, three sacks and four pass breakups as a senior...Named to the Marietta Daily Journal 2005 All-County football team...Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2005 All-County second team...Honored to the Cobb County Touchdown Club All-Defensive unit for 2005, as well as the Comcast SportsSouth Defensive All-2005 unit and the All-Chevy Team...Elected as a permanent team captain for `05, and received the Ben T. Wilkins Award...Helped lead his team to the Class 5-5A Region championship and a 10-2 record...Team advanced to the second round of the Class 5-5A state playoffs...Lettered two years in baseball...Also a two-year letterman in track and field and earned bronze and silver medals in the triple jump in 2004...A year later in 2005, won state and earned the gold medal in the triple jump.

Personal:


Joshua Orlando Weaver is the son of Frederick and Sharon Weaver...Born June 7, 1988, in Marietta, Ga.

Weaver's Career Defensive Statistics
YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT
2006 12/1 9 5 14 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0
2007 13/12 24 8 32 0 0 1 5-23 2-13 0-0
2008 13/5 10 15 25 2 0 0 1-6 .5-5 1-16
2009 12/5 19 18 37 0 0 1 5-32 4-30 0-0
TOTAL 50/23 62 46 108 3 0 3 11-61 6.5-48 1-16

Weaver's Career Highs
Tackles 7 (at Houston 2009)
Solo Tackles 4 (3 games, last at Tulsa 2009)
Assisted Tackles 4 (at Houston 2009)
Tackles For Loss 2 (3 games, last vs. UAB 2009)
Forced Fumbles 1 (3 games, last vs. Marshall 2009)
Sacks 1.5 (vs. Marshall 2009)
Interceptions 1 (Southern Miss 2008)

Weaver's Game-By Game
Defense Opponent UT AT TT TFL SK FF PBU INT
9/3/06 Ole Miss 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/9/06 Chattanooga 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/16/06 East Carolina 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/30/06 Tennessee 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 1 0 0-0
10/7/06 UAB 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0-0
10/14/06 Arkansas St. 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/21/06 Tulsa 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/28/06 Marshall 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/5/06 Southern Miss 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/11/06 UCF 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/18/06 Houston 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/25/06* UTEP 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/1/07* Ole Miss 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/15/07* JSU 4 1 5 2-2 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/22/07* UCF 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/27/07* Arkansas St. 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/2/07 Marshall 3 0 3 2-15 1-7 1 0 0-0
10/13/07* MTSU 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/20/07* Rice 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/27/07* Tulane 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/3/07* East Carolina 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/10/07* Southern Miss 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/17/07* UAB 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/24/07* SMU 3 0 3 1-6 1-6 0 0 0-0
12/21/07* Florida Atlantic 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
8/30/08 Ole Miss 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/6/08 Rice 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/13/08* Marshall 1 3 4 .5-1 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/20/08* Nicholls State 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/27/08 Arkansas St. 1 3 4 .5-5 .5-5 0 1 0-0
10/2/08* UAB 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/10/08 Louisville 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/18/08* East Carolina 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/25/08 Southen Miss 2 3 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-16
11/8/08* SMU 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/22/08 UCF 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/29/08 Tulane 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
12/20/08 USF 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/6/09 Ole Miss 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/12/09 MTSU 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/19/09 UT Martin 0 2 2 .5-4 .5-4 0 0 0-0
9/26/09 Marshall 1 2 3 1.5-10 1.5-10 1 0 0-0
10/3/09 UCF 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/10/09 UTEP 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/17/09 Southern Miss 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/27/09* East Carolina 1 3 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/7/09* Tennessee 4 0 4 1-4 1-4 0 0 0-0
11/14/09* UAB 3 3 6 2-14 1-12 0 0 0-0
11/21/09* Houston 3 4 7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/27/09* Tulsa 4 0 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0

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