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Josh Bidwell
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-03-13) March 13, 1976 (age 46)
Place of birth: Winston, Oregon
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 4 / Pick: 133
Debuted in 2000 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
* Green Bay Packers ( 1999 2003)
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-Pac-10 (1998)
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Punts     727
Punt yards     31,085
Average punt     42.8
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Joshua John Bidwell (born March 13, 1976) is a former American football punter who played twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Oregon. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft, and also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2005.

Professional career

Green Bay Packers

Bidwell was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer on September 1, 1999 and was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list on September 5. In 2000, Bidwell beat out Tom Hutton for the starting punting job. He went on to start in all 16 games for nine consecutive seasons, from 2000 to 2008.[1] He was re-signed to a one-year contract worth $605,000 on April 30, 2003.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bidwell was signed to a three-year contract by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 13, 2004. He was selected to the 2006 Pro Bowl following the 2005 season. On November 27, 2006 he signed a contract extension with the team. He was placed on injured reserve due to a hip injury on August 17, 2009. He was released on March 4, 2010.

Washington Redskins

On March 23, 2010, Bidwell signed with the Washington Redskins. He was released on July 28, 2011.[2]


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