|No. -- Free Agent|
|Date of birth:February 28, 1983|
|Place of birth: Chattanooga, Tennessee|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40|
|Debuted in 2005 for the New Orleans Saints|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2010|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Josh Bullocks (born February 28, 1983 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Nebraska.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Bullocks attended Hixson High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, along with his brother Daniel from 1997-2001. Josh and Daniel were both multi-sport standouts participating in track and field, as well as excelling in football. Josh played running back throughout his high school career while Daniel played quarterback. The Bullocks brothers led the Hixson Wildcats to four consecutive TSSAA football playoff appearances. Josh and Daniel were heavily recruited by several NCAA Division I schools including the University of Tennessee before deciding to attend the University of Nebraska. They graduated in 2001.
College career[edit | edit source]
Bullocks played college football the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he started 28 collegiate games across three seasons, notably totaling ten interceptions and 49 tackles in 2003, when he was a finalist to win the Jim Thorpe Award in Division I college football.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
New Orleans Saints[edit | edit source]
Bullocks was drafted by the New Orleans Saints and played four seasons with the team. During that time, he appeared in 62 games (49 starts) and recorded 256 tackles, one sack, six interceptions and 24 pass deflections.
Chicago Bears[edit | edit source]
An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Bullocks signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears that included $525,000 in guaranteed money. The move put Bullocks in the same division as his twin brother, Daniel, who played for the Detroit Lions before being released in the 2010 offseason.
Oakland Raiders[edit | edit source]
The Raiders signed Bullocks on August 15, 2011 after Hiram Eugene suffered a serious hip injury in the pre-season opener. He was waived on August 30.
Personal[edit | edit source]
Josh Bullocks is the identical twin brother of Daniel Bullocks, also a safety at the University of Nebraska, who was also drafted 40th overall when the Detroit Lions selected him in the 2006 NFL Draft. The two are cousins of U.S. Olympic gold medalist Evelyn Ashford.
Beginning in 2007, Bullocks and his brother have awarded a $5,000 scholarship to a Hixson High senior athlete. In order to be eligible the student must attend Hixson, be a senior, be an athlete, and write an essay.
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