Josh Minkins
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Josh Minkins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Willingboro, N.J.

High School:
Willingboro

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
CB

Birthdate:
05/23/1980


Most experienced of the cornerbacks ... heads into season with 24 career starts under his belt ... very coachable ... uses speed, strength and leverage to his advantage ... should help to anchor a young Cardinal secondary.

2002: Started all 13 games at cornerback ... ranked second on the squad with nine pass breakups and seventh with 58 tackles ... also tied for the team lead with a pair of interceptions ... logged a career-high 14 tackles, including 11 solo stops and his lone sack of the season, in the Cards' dramatic overtime win over Florida State ... tallied eight tackles, forced a fumble and returned an interception 42 yards in the Cards' overtime victory at Southern Miss.

2001: Opened the season as the most-experienced cornerback on the U of L roster ... started all but two games while nursing a sprained ankle ... tied for third on the squad with five pass breakups ... logged a career-high five tackles against New Mexico State, Houston and East Carolina ... came up with a huge third-quarter interception in the title-clinching win at East Carolina.

2000: Earned a letter as a reserve cornerback and special teams member ... officially credited with 11 tackles in his rookie season ... three stops in a nationally-televised contest versus East Carolina.

1999: Did not see game action.

High School: Gifted all-around athlete ... ran for 1,003 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior ... also topped team in tackles his junior and senior campaigns ... added five sacks and five interceptions as a senior ... a two-time all Burlington County selection ... named county defensive player of the year ... an all-South Jersey choice ... selected to play in the New York / New Jersey All-Star Game ... district wrestling runner-up at 145 pounds in 1997 ... also competed in track as a hurdler.

Personal: Justice administration major ... born May 23, 1980 ... son of Fred and Linda Minkins.

Minkins' Statistics

Year	UT	AT	TT	TFL	Sacks	FR	FF	Int.	PBU
2000	8	3	11	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	0-0	0
2001	25	7	32	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	1-0	5
2002	40	18	58	1-3	1-3	0-0	1	2-47	9
Totals	73	28	101	1-3	1-3	0-0	1	3-47	14
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