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Joshua Wheeler
Joshua  Wheeler
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grand Prairie, TX

Last College:
Tyler JC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 229

Position:
LB/DE


06/30/2017

Top Moments of 2016: Eric Jenkins’ Pick Six at Army

Jenkins' Interception Return For A Touchdown Helped Lift Mean Green To Key Road Win

12/06/2016

Keena, McClain Earn All-Conference Recognition

Keena Earns First Team Nod, McClain Second, While Seven Are Named Honorable Mention

10/27/2016

His Name Is Earl

Junior LB Joshua Wheeler, AKA Earl, Embraces His Country Roots

10/19/2016

VIDEO: Get To Know Junior LB Joshua Wheeler

Wheeler Discusses Where He Grew Up, What He Likes To Do Off The Field And More

10/08/2016

Defense, Running Game Lead NT To Win Over Marshall

Mean Green Halfway To Bowl Eligibility With 38-21 Victory

2016:
• 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

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