Josh Hull
Hull at the St. Louis Rams 2013 training camp
No. 56, 58     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-05-21) May 21, 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth: State College, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 254
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*St. Louis Rams ( 2010 2012)
Career highlights and awards
* Big Ten Champion (2008)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award (2008-09)
  • Eric A. Walker Award
Total tackles     25
Sacks     0.0
Forced fumbles     2
Fumble recoveries     0
Interceptions     0

Joshua Lynn Hull (born May 21, 1987) is a former American football linebacker. He was selected by the St. Louis Rams in seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football for Penn State.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Hull grew up in Millheim, Pennsylvania, approximately 25 miles east of State College, Pennsylvania. He attended Penns Valley High School, where he played football under coach Martin Tobias. He was a three-year starter, serving as team captain and defensive captain as a senior. Hull was selected first-team all-conference on defense after his senior season and was a team captain in the 2006 Lezzer Lumber Classic. He was also a three-year letterman on the baseball team, earning first-team all-conference accolades as an outfielder.

College career[edit | edit source]

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Josh Hull.

A former walk-on, Hull became a starter in 2008 when pre-season All-American Sean Lee suffered a season-ending knee injury in spring practice.[1] Hull was the starter for all 13 games that season, finishing as the second leading tackler behind NaVorro Bowman with 66 tackles, one quarterback sack, and one interception. He had a game-high nine tackles in the 2009 Rose Bowl.[2]

Hull was also recognized for academics while at Penn State. He was a member of the Dean's List and was named an Academic All-Big Ten scholar-athlete, while majoring in environmental systems engineering.[1] He was named a 2008 Academic All-American,[3] and an inaugural recipient of a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award for the 2008-09 academic year.[4]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Hull played in the 4th Annual Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge in El Paso, Texas, on February 6, 2010.[5]

Pre-draft[edit | edit source]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3 in 237 lb 4.93 s 1.64 s 2.75 s 4.07 s 6.73 s 32½ in 9 ft 9 in 25 rep x

Although not initially invited to the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine,[7] he was added to the list of invitees on January 29, 2010.[8] Hull and teammate Dennis Landolt trained for the combine at TEST in Martinsville, New Jersey,[9] based partially on the recommendation of his agent, Joe Aloisi and former Nittany Lion Rich Ohrnberger.[9]

St. Louis Rams[edit | edit source]

Hull was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round (#254 overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.[10] He signed a four-year contract with the Rams on June 28, 2010.[11] Hull was released by the Rams on August 30, 2013.

Washington Redskins[edit | edit source]

The Washington Redskins signed Hull on October 15, 2013.[12] He was released on April 5, 2014.[13]

New England Patriots[edit | edit source]

On April 24, 2014, Hull signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots.[14] Hull was waived by the team on July 28, 2014.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit | edit source]

Hull signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 2, 2014.[15] The Jaguars released Hull on August 24, 2014.[16]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Hull is married to Megan Meyers Hull.

Hull currently resides in Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "43 Josh Hull". Pennsylvania State University. Retrieved November 23, 2008.
  2. Giger, Cory (August 13, 2009). "PSU linebacker Hull shakes off criticism, guarantees he will start". The Altoona Mirror.
  3. "2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America". College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Retrieved November 26, 2008.
  4. "More than 60 Nittany Lions among first Big Ten Distinguished Scholars". The Pennsylvania State University. July 20, 2009. Archived from the original on October 3, 2009.
  5. "Trio of Nittany Lions Set to Play in Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game". Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. January 30, 2010.
  6. "Josh Hull". NFL February 29, 2010. Retrieved September 1, 2010.
  7. Flounders, Bob. "Jared Odrick heads list of Penn State players headed to NFL scouting combine". The Patriot-News. Retrieved January 12, 2009.
  8. "2010 NFL Combine Additions". TFY Draft Insider. January 29, 2010.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Bauer, Nate (February 11, 2010). "Hull training hard for Combine success".
  10. "Rams take linebacker to wind up draft". Victoria Advocate. April 24, 2010. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  11. "Rams agree to terms with eight of 11 draft choices". St. Louis Rams. June 28, 2010.
  12. Jones, Mike (October 15, 2013). "Redskins sign three to boost secondary and special teams, cut Pugh". Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  13. Florio, Mike. "Redskins part ways with three". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved April 6, 2014.
  14. Alper, Josh (April 24, 2014). "Report: Patriots sign Josh Hull". Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  15. "Jaguars waive 3 injured, sign WR Kenny Shaw, DT David Carter, LB Josh Hull". Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  16. CB Mike Harris among 11 players released

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