23 Josh Huston

Josh Huston Ohio State
usaUnited States
Findlay, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Major: Marketing (2003-05), Business (2001-02)

Weight: 195 (2001-05), 190 (2000)

2005 Media Guide: Sixth-year player who received an additional year of eligibility from the NCAA because of injuries that forced him to miss parts of 2000 and 2002 campaigns … is expected to take over for graduated All-American and Lou Groza Award winner Mike Nugent … has big shoes to fill, but is a very talented kicker with a strong, accurate leg … his return is a big boost for the Ohio State kicking game … can also serve as the backup punter … lettered as a freshman, but has not lettered since.

2004: Only appearances came in the season opener against Cincinnati and in the bowl game against Oklahoma State when he kicked off.

2004 Media Guide: Heads into the fall as the Buckeyes’ No. 1 punter and No. 2 placekicker … coming off an impressive spring effort in which he excelled in both areas … battled incoming freshman A.J. Trapasso in the spring and emerged with a slight edge in the battle to replace Ray Guy Award winner B.J. Sander as the Buckeyes’ punter … has a strong leg and gets great height on his punts … also an extremely accurate placekicker and is an invaluable backup to All-American Mike Nugent … could spell Nugent on kickoffs from time to time … hopes to follow in the footsteps of All-American Andy Groom in 2002 and Sander last year and have his best year as a senior … worked very hard last spring.

2003 Season: Was the backup to Nugent for placements, but did not see any game action.

2003 Media Guide: Josh Huston returns to action this year after sitting out the 2002 campaign with first a hip and later a knee injury … gives the Buckeyes a solid backup behind All-American Mike Nugent … has a strong leg and could take over the kickoff duties, allowing the talented Nugent to concentrate exclusively on kick scoring … coming off a solid spring that included three field goals in the spring game … appears to be kicking with a great deal of confidence … lettered as a redshirt freshman in 2001, splitting field goal duties with Nugent and handling most kickoff responsibilities … also punts and is a nice weapon to have in reserve.

2002 Season: Was expected to handle all the kickoff duties and serve as the backup placekicker, but wound up missing the season because of his injuries.

2002 Media Guide: Josh Huston handles all the kickoff duties and is the backup place-kicker … consistently kicked the ball deep last year in his first year as a regular at that job … helped OSU finish fourth in the Big Ten in kickoff coverage with an average of 19.7 yards per runback for all games … has a strong leg and handles the long field goals … was 3-of-10 last year in the field goal department, but six of those attempts were from at least 40 yards out … worked hard in the spring to improve his consistency in all areas.

2001 Season: Earned his first letter … made all nine of his extra point attempts … staked the Buckeyes to an early 3-0 lead against Wisconsin with a 44-yard field goal, his longest of the year …also had plenty of leg on a 48-yard attempt against the Badgers, but was wide right … was 2-for-2 from 20 yards out against Indiana.

2001 Media Guide: Josh Huston has big shoes to fill as the heir apparent to Dan Stultz, Ohio State’s career leader in field goals made and second all-time leading scorer … highly touted out of high school, however, and demonstrated a live, accurate leg in spring ball … seems to have excellent range.

2000 Season: Redshirted, but did have the opportunity to work with Stultz.

High School: Rated the No. 10 kicking prospect in the nation by Rivals100.com … rated as the No. 3 kicking prospect in the Midwest by SuperPrep … was 57-of-60 on PATs this year and 84-of-88 in his career … put 67 of his 79 kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks … was 9-of-15 on field goals with a season-long kick of 43 yards … all of his misses were 47-yards or further … inside 45 yards, was 17-of-18 over his career … First Team All-Ohio as a junior.

Personal: Is the son of Denny and Janet Huston … likes to play the acoustic guitar as a way of relaxing (self-taught) … born Feb. 28, 1982.


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