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Josh Symonette
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Safety / Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-05-08) May 8, 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
College: Tennessee Tech
Undrafted in 2000
Debuted in 2000 for the Washington Redskins
Last played in 2003 for the Berlin Thunder
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-OVC (1997)
  • 2× First-team All-OVC (1998, 1999)
  • Third-team I-AA All-America (1999)
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Stats at pro-football-reference.com
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Joshua Symonette (born May 8, 1978 in Miami, Florida) is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. While in Washington, Symonette made the team in 2000 as an undrafted rookie free agent. He was active for four games and recorded two special team tackles. Off the field, he was involved in the Washington Redskins Leadership Council, working with community programs such as Redskins Read and 4th and Life. He also spent time with the Miami Dolphins, signing as a free agent in 2002. In 2003 he played one season for the Berlin Thunder in the now defunct NFL Europe. He played college football at Tennessee Tech.

While at Tennessee Tech, Symonette was an All-Ohio Valley Conference selection each year of his career. As a freshman, he made three interceptions and earned an honorable mention selection in 1996. During his sophomore season, he was second on the team with 98 tackles and earned second Team All-OVC. During his final two seasons at Tech, Symonette recorded more than 200 tackles and two interceptions. He was a first Team All-OVC selection following both seasons. He also, holds the school record for the longest interception return, 98 yards. He was coached at Tennessee Tech by current Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in English-Journalism.


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