Josh Wheeler


Texarkana, Texas

High School:
Liberty-Eylau HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 204



Josh Wheeler

2008: Saw action in two games while starting one before ending his football career after a medical disqualification ... Caught four passes for 63 yards ... Averaged 15.8 yards per catch

2007: Played four games due to an injury...caught two passes for 21 yards and a touchdown against Hawaii

2006: Started all 13 games for the Bulldogs as a wide receiver ... Named Academic all-WAC ... Caught 25 passes for 503 yards and four touchdowns ... Finished with 37 yards and one touchdown in a win over Nicholls State ... Caught two passes for 33 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Texas A&M ... Caught 2 passes for 50 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Utah State

2005: Saw action in the last nine games of the season for Louisiana Tech ... Made his only start of the season against Nevada ... Caught seven passes for 163 yards and one score on the year ... Had three catches for 60 yards in his collegiate debut against New Mexico State ... Caught two passes for a career-high 86 yards and his first touchdown in win at Idaho

High School: Lettered for three years for head coach Pat Brady at Liberty-Eylau High School in Texarkana, Texas ... Played both wide receiver and punter ... Helped lead the Leopards to the 2004 District 14-3A title, the first for the school in 37 years ... Caught 35 passes for 702 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior ... Earned unanimous first team all-district honors as a senior at wide receiver ... Was named first team all-district as a junior at punter ... Named to the Texarkana Gazette's All-Area team as a junior and senior ... Named first team academic all-state ... Also ran track for Liberty-Eylau ... Was the state's 3A champion in the high jump (6-11) as a junior ... Finished third at state in the 300 hurdles as a junior and first as a senior ... Member of the 1,600-meter relay team that finished first at state as a senior ... Member of the mile relay team that finished second at state as a sophomore ... Also lettered in basketball ... Named the District Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore ... Named the District Co-MVP as a junior and MVP as a senior ... Named Texarkana Gazette All-Area Player of the Year as a senior ... Named all-state as a senior ... Named second team all-area by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches as a junior ... Named preseason all-state as a senior

Getting Acquainted: Son of Robin and Raydean Wheeler ... Has one brother, Raydean Wheeler Jr., and one sister, Courtney Nelson ... Goes by Josh ... Ranked in top 5 in senior class academically ... Father played basketball at Arkansas College (now Lyon College) ... Born Jan. 11, 1987, in Searcy, Ark.