Joshua Wheeler
Joshua  Wheeler

Grand Prairie, TX

Last College:
Tyler JC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 229



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• Appeared in 11 games, making 10 starts with 36 tackles (21 solo), 8.0 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and a quarterback hurry
• Recorded six tackles, two of which were for loss, with a sack in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl vs. Troy on 12/16
• Had three tackles and a half sack in the C-USA Championship Game on 12/2 at Florida Atlantic
• Made two stops on 11/25 at Rice in the win
• Posted a season-best seven tackles, 1.0 for loss, in the win vs. Army West Point on 11/18
• Had one stop in the win vs. Old Dominion on 10/28
• Made three tackles, 1.0 for loss, on 10/21 at Florida Atlantic
• Posted three stops, 0.5 for loss, in the win vs. UT San Antonio on 10/14
• Had six tackles with two sacks on 9/23 in the win vs. UAB

• Made his season-debut at SMU on 9/9 with five tackles (one for loss)


• C-USA All-Conference honorable mention selection
• Made 42 (26 solo) tackles, was the team-leader in sacks (five-and-a-half), posted seven-and-a-half tackles for loss, forced two fumbles and broke up two passes in 12 appearances, six of which were starts for the Mean Green at the jack linebacker position
• Recorded eight tackles (six solo), one of which was for loss on 12/27 vs. Army in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl
• Posted five tackles, including a sack and two tackles for loss in the win vs. Southern Miss on 11/19
• Had one tackle and a quarterback hurry on 11/12 at WKU
• Recorded two stops on 11/5 vs. La Tech
• Had four tackles and a sack on 10/29 at UTSA
• Posted two tackles and a pass break-up in the win at Army on 10/22
• Had one sack in the win vs. Marshall on 10/8
• Recorded four tackles (three solo) with a half sack on 10/1 vs. MTSU
• Made three tackles and forced a fumble in the double OT win at Rice on 9/24
• Had two tackles at No. 23 Florida on 9/17
• Posted three tackles, one sack and forced a fumble vs. Bethune-Cookman on 9/10
• Made first career start on 9/3 vs. SMU and posted seven tackles (four solo) and recorded his first career sack

Junior College:
• Was an honorable mention All-American in 2015 and finished third in the nation with 16 sacks
• Notched 9.5 tackles for loss to go along with 49 tackles in 10 games last season for Tyler Junior College
• Finished his career at Tyler Junior College with 25 sacks

North Texas Mean Green