|No. -- Free Agent|
|Running back / Kick returner|
|Date of birth:December 11, 1979|
|Place of birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)|
|College: Kansas State|
|NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 6 / Pick: 185|
|Debuted in 2003 for the Arizona Cardinals|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2008|
|Kick return yards||4,160|
|Kick return average||22.4|
|Kick return TDs||1|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Career UFL statistics as of 2009|
|Stats at UFL-Football.com|
Joshua Payne Scobey (born December 11, 1979 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American football running back and kick returner who is currently a free agent. He was originally drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State. He has played for the Seattle Seahawks in his career.
At Del City High School, Scobey finished with the best single season rushing total in Del City High School history, with 1,829 yards (1997). He rushed for 3,303 total rushing yards, trailing only Bennie Butler (University of Oklahoma) in career rushing yards. He also finished only behind Butler in total rushing and receiving yards with 3,408.
In college, Scobey starred at running back for Kansas State University, setting a school record for rushing touchdowns.
Scobey's NFL career began when he was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2002 NFL Draft. In 2003, Scobey led the National Football League in kick-off return yardage. He played for the Cardinals for three seasons before moving to the Seahawks. He was Seattle's kickoff returner in Super Bowl XL against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and served as a team captain for the game.
On May 3, 2007 Scobey signed with the Buffalo Bills. He was cut by the Bills on September 25 to make room for cornerback Jerametrius Butler. He re-signed with the Seahawks on December 4, exactly one year after he was placed on injured reserve by the Seahawks in 2006.
Scobey is notable in the NFL because he is a Buddhist. He practices Nichiren Buddhism through the Soka Gakkai International, and has been a practicing Buddhist since he was five years old.
Played Junior College Football at NEO A&M in Miami, Oklahoma.
- Statistics from Del City High football program