Josh Sitton

Josh Sitton

Profession:
NFL Offensive Lineman/Green Bay Packers

Pro Career
• Tough, versatile offensive lineman selected by the Packers with their second fourth-round selection (135th overall, 22nd offensive lineman), a free agency compensatory pick
• Will look to compete for one of the starting guard positions and provide depth at tackle

2008 SEASON: Played in 11 games with two starts...Inactive vs. Minnesota (9/8), at Detroit (9/14) and vs. Dallas (9/21) due to sprained knee suffered in preseason at Denver (8/22).
• at Tampa Bay (9/28): Active for first time but did not play.
• vs. Atlanta (10/5): Active but did not play.
• at Seattle (10/12): Made NFL debut, seeing time on extra points and field goals.
• vs. Indianapolis (10/19): Played on extra points and field goals.
• at Tennessee (11/2): Opened up at RG, his first career start, with offensive line shuffling because of LT Chad Clifton's absence (illness).
• at Minnesota (11/9): Saw time on extra points and field goals.
• vs. Chicago (11/16): Came in at RG on opening series when line was forced to shuffle when Clifton left game briefly with finger injury.
• at New Orleans (11/24): Saw time on extra points and field goals.
• vs. Carolina (11/30): Came in at RG late in the second quarter after C Scott Wells left with head injury and Jason Spitz moved over from RG to take Wells' spot...Helped block for Brandon Jackson's season-high 80 yards on 11 carries.
• vs. Houston (12/7): Saw time on extra points and field goals.
• at Jacksonville (12/14): Came in at RG for Spitz on final series after Clifton left game with thumb injuries and Spitz moved to LG...Also saw time on extra points and field goals.
• at Chicago (12/22): Saw action on extra points and field goals.
• vs. Detroit (12/30): Started at RG with Spitz shifting over to LG and Daryn Colledge starting at RT...Blocked for team's 211 rushing yards, the most by the Packers in a game on the season...Helped pave the way for RBs Ryan Grant and DeShawn Wynn to each post 100-plus yards rushing, only the second time since 1985 that the Packers accomplished that feat.

College Summary
• Part of a remarkable turnaround at UCF, playing for an 0-11 team as a true freshman and capping his career by helping lead the Knights to their first conference championship in school history as a senior with a 7-1 record in conference and 10-4 overall
• Played in 50 games with 43 starts during his collegiate career
• Joined classmate Keith Shologan as the only players in the program's history to appear in 50 career games
• Blocked for running back Kevin Smith, a third-round choice by Detroit in this year's draft, as he rushed for 2,567 yards in 2007, just 62 yards short of breaking Barry Sanders' NCAA single-season rushing record (2,628) set in 1988
• Named first-team All-Conference USA by the league's coaches and media in 2007
• Showed his versatility at UCF by starting at both guard spots and at right tackle during his career
• Impressed coaches with his intelligence and attitude during a pre-draft visit to the Packers
• On draft day, offensive line coach James Campen said he will fit in with the team's offensive line with his energy and toughness
• Teammate of Packers safety Atari Bigby for one season and Broncos WR Brandon Marshall for two seasons at UCF
• Became only the second draft pick from UCF in franchise history, joining wide receiver Charles Lee, who was taken in the seventh round in 2000
• Majored in criminal justice

2007
• Started all 14 games and named first-team All-Conference USA by the league's coaches and media
• Capped off career by helping to lead UCF to its first conference championship in school history
• Helped the Knights' offense set school records for points (501) and rushing yards (3,287) in a season
• Blocked for Smith as he recorded the second-best rushing yardage total in NCAA history with 2,567 yards, trailing only Sanders' 2,628 yards in 1988
• Smith set a major college record with 450 rushing attempts, topping the mark of 405 carries by Marcus Allen at Southern California in 1981
• Was part of a line that helped Smith post 100-yard games 13 times on the year, including six 200-plus yard games
• Started the first six games of the season at right tackle before starting at left guard vs. Tulsa (Oct. 20)
• Received the start at right guard at Southern Miss (Oct. 28), vs. Marshall (Nov. 3) and at UAB (Nov. 10)
• Moved back to right tackle for the final four starts of his career, including the Conference USA Championship Game vs. Tulsa (Dec. 1) and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 29)

2006
• Started all 12 games at right tackle
• Opened holes for Smith as he ranked third in the conference with 103.8 rushing yards per game and posted four 100-yard games on the season

2005
• Started all 13 games at right tackle for the Knights
• Graded out as one of the top linemen on the team
• Helped pave the way for Smith as he set a school rushing record for a freshman with 1,178 yards and nine touchdowns on the season
• Blocked for Smith's five 100-yard rushing games

2004
• Played in all 11 games with four starts at right guard as a true freshman
• Made collegiate debut in season opening-game at No. 21 Wisconsin (Sept. 4)
• One of six linemen to letter on the offensive line in 2004

High School
• Four-year letter winner at Pensacola (Fla.) Catholic High School and three-year starter
• Earned second-team all-state and first-team all-area honors as an offensive lineman as a senior
• Allowed just three sacks over two seasons as an offensive lineman
• Added 50 tackles and six sacks as a defensive lineman as a senior
• Also lettered twice in basketball

Personal
• Given name Josh James Sitton
• Last name is pronounced SITT-en
• Born in Jacksonville, Fla.
• Visited children's hospitals and participated in Habitat for Humanity during college

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