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Henry Josey | Running Back

Team: Missouri Tigers
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190

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Eagles signed Missouri RB Henry Josey.
Josey (5-foot-8 1/8, 194) missed the 2012 season with multiple ligament and meniscus tears in his left knee, before making an impressive 2013 return that saw him rush 174 times for 1,166 yards (6.7 YPR) and 16 touchdowns as a redshirt junior. Josey managed 24 career receptions and obviously lacks feature back size, but is an explosive mover with 4.43 wheels and a 9-foot-10 broad jump. To become a real NFL asset, Josey will have to make major strides both as a special teamer and pass protector. He's a bit of a long shot, but easy to root for considering his resiliency. The Eagles also added Toldeo RB David Fluellen as a UDFA. Sun, May 11, 2014 02:14:00 PM

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Missouri RB Henry Josey said his knee checked out during medical examinations at the NFL Combine.

Josey returned from a catastrophic knee injury last season and led the Tigers with 1,166 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns. "The doctors were so excited about how stable my knee was and how it looked," he said. "They were asking me who my doctor was and who trained me. I knew that God wouldn't bring me this far to leave me. They all wanted to know, 'How did you do that?'" Josey clocked the third-fastest forty time amongst running backs in Indy with a 4.43 showing. The 5-foot-8, 194-pound runner is hoping to hear his name called on the draft's third day.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 08:41:00 PM

Missouri redshirt junior RB Henry Josey's decision to enter the draft is the "right move for him," according to's Charles Davis.

After recovering from a devastating knee injury, Josey rushed for 1,166 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2013. "The thing that impressed me about him is that when you've had that kind of an injury, it usually takes a season before a player hits his stride again," Davis said. "He came back and I thought his vision had improved as a runner. He still flashes and gets north and south pretty quickly. I didn't see any diminished speed. He's obviously a tough guy. I don't think he had any choice but to come out. It would be too big of a risk for a running back who has had his injury history to go back to school again. He gave Missouri everything he could." Josey is a nice story, but he isn't likely to go until the latter stages of Day Three.
Thu, Jan 9, 2014 09:43:00 PM

Missouri redshirt junior RB Henry Josey will enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

Josey returned from a devastating knee injury this season and led the Tigers in rushing, totaling 1,166 yards and 16 touchdowns. The talent is there to be a third day pick, but we doubt Josey is on every team's board. Medicals during the NFL Combine will be important.
Tue, Jan 7, 2014 02:50:00 PM

Missouri redshirt junior RB Henry Josey rushed for 92 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries in a 41-31 victory over Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl.

Only two years removed from a gruesome knee injury, the speedy back toasted the Cowboys in a huge game for the Tigers' program. Josey may have been playing in his final collegiate game. He told the Colombia Missourian in the days leading up to the game that he was thinking of bolting for the NFL. "Admits the possibility of another injury could factor in to decision," tweeted Missourian reporter Matthew Fairburn. Josey's decision could come down to what he hears back from the NFL's draft advisory board.
Sat, Jan 4, 2014 01:17:00 AM

Missouri redshirt junior RB Henry Josey rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in a 24-10 victory over Ole Miss on Saturday.

Josey was Mizzou's unofficial MVP in this game, carrying the offensive load in the impressive road victory. Quarterback James Franklin wasn't dynamic in his return to the field, so coach Gary Pinkel relied on his stable of backs to tire out Mississippi's defensive front. With the victory, the Tigers are now one win away from playing in the SEC championship. Missouri hosts Texas A&M next weekend.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 08:45:00 PM

Missouri redshirt junior RB Henry Josey rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in the school's 36-17 win over Florida.

Josey has a long injury history, so this should put a smile on everyone's face. The redshirt junior missed a good portion of the last two season while recovering from a torn ACL, MCL, and patella tendon. Florida was missing two starters, not named Dominique Easley, on their defensive line.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 04:58:00 PM

Missouri redshirt junior RB Henry Josey has fully participated in offseason activities.

Athletic trainer Rex Sharp said Josey has taken part in every drill, lift, workout this summer, adding "it's been amazing." The running back missed last season while still recovering from a knee injury that took place in 2011.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 03:01:00 PM

Missouri junior RB Henry Josey will miss the 2012 season while recovering from his 2011 knee injury in which he suffered a torn ACL, MCL, and patella tendon.

This news is somewhat expected, despite Josey running 100-yard sprints during offseason workouts. As a sophomore last season, he had 1,168 yards rushing with an eye-opening 8.1 yards per carry before his season was cut short. We wonder if he will be granted a medical redshirt for this season and keep his two years of eligibility.
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 05:49:00 PM

While Henry Josey could return for the 2012 season, it is not a likely scenario as the running back recovers from a devastating knee injury.

Josey was having a monster season when he tore up his knee against Texas on Nov. 12, an injury that may require a second major surgery. Hence, it would not be right to expect Josey to take the field next season. He has two years of eligibility remaining. As a sophomore last season, he had 1,168 yards rushing with an eye-opening 8.1 ypc when his season was cut short.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012 10:33:00 AM

Henry Josey’s season is over after the Missouri running back had surgery Sunday night for a torn tendon and two torn ligaments in his left knee.

Josey suffered the injury in the third quarter of Saturday’s win over Texas. The sophomore is the Big 12’s leading rusher with 1,168 yards and he came into the game against the Longhorns with four straight games of more than 125 yards.
Mon, Nov 14, 2011 09:14:00 AM

Missouri running back Henry Josey, the Big 12’s leading rusher, was carted off the field against Texas with a left knee injury.

Josey was banged up in the opening half and missed most of the second quarter before leaving in the third quarter with the left knee injury. Josey, who was 11-19 on his abbreviated day, has 1,168 rushing yards on the season.
Sat, Nov 12, 2011 04:37:00 PM

Missouri running back Henry Josey has been making it look easy as the Big 12’s leading rusher.

In a conference that is dominated by big passing numbers, Josey is a run-right-at-you type of back. He leads the conference and is fourth nationally with an average of 127 yards per game. He has rushed for at least 129 yards in five of the last six weeks and will look to continue such a pace against Baylor this week.
Thu, Nov 3, 2011 02:36:00 PM

Missouri running back Henry Josey ran for 162 yards and one touchdown in a 38-31 overtime victory at Texas A&M.

Josey, whose 11-yard TD run gave Mizzou a 31-28 lead midway through the fourth quarter, went over 1,000 yards for the season. He has five 100-yard games, all at least 129 yards.
Sat, Oct 29, 2011 04:15:00 PM

With Kendial Lawrence out at least one month with a leg fracture, sophomore Henry Josey could emerge as Missouri’s starting tailback.

The Tigers have Arizona State on Friday night and coach Gary Pinkel has an unsettled backfield. At least he has some pieces with which to work. QB James Franklin was the leading rusher against Miami (Ohio) with 72 yards, something that cannot become habit. With Lawrence out, Josey stepped in and had 43 yards on only six carries. He had 437 yards and a hefty 5.8 average last season. De’Vion Moore was the leading returning rusher with 517 yards (5.2) and 8 TDs a year ago, yet had only 23 yards on six carries against the Redhawks. Pinkel said he will take it week to week when it comes to naming a starter.
Wed, Sep 7, 2011 10:18:00 AM