Josey Jewell
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Jewell in the 2018 NFL season.
No. 47 – Denver Broncos
Personal information
Born: (1994-12-25) December 25, 1994 (age 25)
Decorah, Iowa
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Decorah (Decorah, Iowa)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 109
Career history
* Denver Broncos ( 2018–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* Lott IMPACT Trophy (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:58
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Josey Jewell (born December 25, 1994) is an American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa.

Early yearsEdit

Jewell attended Decorah High School in Decorah, Iowa, where he played high school football as a linebacker and running back.[1] Jewell helped his team appear in back-to-back 3A State Title Games, defeating Sioux City Bishop Heelan 49-21 in the 2012 game.[2] His senior year, he finished the season with 1314 rushing yards, 21 rushing touchdowns, and 81 total tackles.[3] Josey Jewell was rated as a two-star prospect by 247Sports with a composite score of .7783.[4] He committed to the University of Iowa to play college football.[5]

College careerEdit

After redshirting his first year at Iowa in 2013, Jewell played in 11 games and made four starts in 2014. He finished the season with 51 tackles and one sack.[6] As a sophomore in 2015, he started all 14 games and led the team with 126 tackles, three sacks, and four interceptions.[7][8] As a junior in 2016, Jewell started all 13 games and again led the team with 124 tackles with 1.5 sacks.[9] He was second-team All-Big Ten for the second straight season, and a finalist for the Butkus Award.[10] As a senior in 2017, he won the Jack Lambert Award,[11] was a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy,[12] and was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year after leading the Big Ten with 125 tackles.

College statisticsEdit

Iowa Hawkeyes
Year Team GP Tackles For Loss Sacks Int Yards TD Passes Def FR FF
2014 Iowa 11 51 1.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Iowa 14 126 7.5 3.0 4 63 1 6 1 1
2016 Iowa 13 124 6.0 1.5 0 0 0 9 0 1
2017 Iowa 12 136 13.5 4.5 2 37 0 11 1 1
College Totals 50 437 28.0 10 6 100 1 26 2 3

Professional careerEdit

Jewell was selected by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[13] In his second career NFL regular season game versus the Oakland Raiders, Jewell recorded two combined tackles.[14]


  1. "Hello, my name is...LB Josey Jewell - The Gazette".
  2., TERRY HERSOM. "Decorah runs away from Heelan in second half" (in en). Sioux City Journal.
  3. "Quik Stats Iowa".
  4. "Josey Jewell, Decorah , Outside Linebacker" (in en-US).
  5. "Hawkeyes add three recruits, including Decorah LB - The Gazette".
  6. [ht126797/iowa-unearths-a-gem-in-linebacker-josey-jewell "Iowa unearths a rare gem in linebacker Josey Jewell"]. ht126797/iowa-unearths-a-gem-in-linebacker-josey-jewell.
  7. writer, Column by Lee Barfknecht / World-Herald staff. "Barfknecht: Iowa coaches show faith, LB Josey Jewell showing his value".
  8. "Leistikow: Josey Jewell is embodiment of Hawkeye football".
  9. "Josey Jewell is living his grandfather's Hawkeye dream. He'll have to defy him when he goes to the NFL.".
  10. Batterson, Steve. "Butkus finalist Jewell has always been on the chase".
  11. "Iowa's Josey Jewell earns Jack Lambert Award - The Gazette".
  12. "Iowa's Josey Jewell among five Nagurski Trophy finalists".
  13. "Broncos select linebacker Josey Jewell in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft". April 28, 2018. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  14. "Josey Jewell: Game Logs at" (in en).

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