Joshua Wheeler
Joshua  Wheeler

Grand Prairie, TX

Last College:
Tyler JC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 229



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

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


Keena, McClain Earn All-Conference Recognition

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


His Name Is Earl

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


VIDEO: Get To Know Junior LB Joshua Wheeler

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


Defense, Running Game Lead NT To Win Over Marshall

Mean Green Halfway To Bowl Eligibility With 38-21 Victory

• 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