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PROFESSIONAL CAREER

A Fourth Round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Joshua Perry was the San Diego Chargers leading tackler on special teams as a rookie. The two-time All-Big Ten performer played in 15 games and made one start. He had a season-high 6 stops vs. Kansas City.
Joshua was waived by the Chargers on September 9, 2017 and signed to the Colts practice squad on September 18th the same year. He spent time on the Colts practice squad and active roster during the season. Signed by the Colts to a reserve/future contract in January, 2018.

COLLEGE CAREER

Joshua graduated with a degree in consumer and family financial services….named the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team…played at Ohio State 2012-2015.
In 2015 he was a finalist for two coveted community awards – The Lott IMPACT Trophy and the Allstate Senior CLASS Award.
Honorable Mention All-America, first team All-Big Ten and co-captain as a senior … finished his career with 298 tackles, 7.5 sacks… played in 52 career games with 39 starts…team-leading 124 tackles (2nd in the Big-Ten) and 2nd team All-Big Ten during the 2014 National Championship campaign

Joshua is Founder and CEO of the Joshua Perry Family Foundation, a non-profit organization launched March, 2018 with the objective of inspiring our youth to recognize and utilize their God-given gifts to maximize their potential. Joshua works closely with the Autism Speaks Organization and featured the Autism Puzzle Piece design on his cleats during the My Cause – My Cleats campaign. Joshua’s younger brother – Jahred – has a mild form of autism. Joshua has also spent time with young cancer patients and visited Costa Rica in 2015 to help deliver shoes to children from deprived neighborhoods. Joshua’s older brother Wes is a musician with an undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University and a Master of Jazz Studies degree from Cal State – Long Beach, CA. Born in Nashville, TN to Jim & Georgette…2nd team All-State as a senior at Olentangy High School – Lewis Center, OH…two-time top 5 finisher in the long jump at the state track & field championship, including runner-up finish as a sophomore in 2010.
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