Josh Linam

Josh Linam


Tavares, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 237




Linam to Represent UCF at the East-West Shrine Game

Linebacker to compete in the prestigious event Jan. 21 in St. Petersburg.


Top-10 Moments for UCF Athletics in 2011: No. 3

Football rolls past Boston College at Bright House Networks Stadium.


Hats Off to the 2011 Winter Graduating Class

Student-athletes from several sports will receive their degrees this week.


UCF Hands Out Honors at Football Awards Dinner

Linam earns three honors, while Murray named MVP.


UCF Linebacker Linam Selected to the C-USA All-Academic Team

Senior voted onto the academic squad for the second-straight year.


UCF 31, ECU 38 - AP Photos

UCF's record drops to 4-7.


UCF 16, Marshall 6 - AP Photos

UCF 16, Marshall 6 - AP Photos

-C-USA All-Academic Team member, and named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team
-Appeared in all 12 games with 11 starts at MLB and recorded 66 tackles (40 solo) with two sacks, 10.0 tackles for loss, two passes broken up, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two interceptions
-Charleston Southern 9/3: Recorded five tackles (three solo) with one TFL
-Boston College 9/10: Recorded six tackles (six solo) with one sack, one TFL, one QBH, and one interception
-At FIU 9/17: Recorded seven tackles (four solo) with 0.5 TFL
-At BYU 9/23: Recorded four tackles (four solo) with one TFL and one PBU
-Marshall 10/8: Recorded six tackles (five solo) with one sack, one TFL, one FF, and one fumble recovery
-At UAB 10/20: Recorded six tackles (two solo) with 0.5 TFL
-Tulsa 11/3: Had seven tackles and one forced fumble
-At Southern Miss 11/12: Collected six tackles and 2.5 TFLs
-At East Carolina 11/19: Posted nine tackles and a break-up
-UTEP 11/25: Earned nine tackles (seven solo) with 1.5 TFLs and a 17-yard interception return

-Member of the ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
-Conference USA All-Academic Team
-Appeared in and started all 14 games at MLB and finished the season with 78 tackles (45 solo) with nine tackles for loss, one sack, one interception, one quarterback hurry, four pass break-ups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery
-South Dakota 9/4: Made his first-collegiate start at MLB where he recorded four tackles (one tackle for loss)
-NC State 9/11: Recorded four tackles (three solo)
-At Buffalo 9/18: Recorded seven tackles (three solo), one sack and one TFL
-At Kansas State 9/25: Recorded two tackles
-UAB 10/6: Recorded seven tackles (five solo), one TFL and one PBU
-At Marshall 10/13: Posted seven tackles (five solo) and forced a fumble
-Rice 10/23: Recorded three tackles (three solo)
-ECU 10/30: Recorded three tackles with one TFL
-At Houston 11/5: Recorded a career-high 17 tackles (five solo) including one TFL and one PBU to earn C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors
-Southern Miss 11/13: Recorded four tackles (three solo), one PBU and one TFL
-At Tulane 11/20: Recorded four tackles (three solo) and recovered a fumble
-At Memphis 11/27: Recorded seven tackles (five solo)
-SMU 12/4: Recorded three tackles (three solo) with one TFL
-Georgia 12/31: Recorded six tackles (three solo) and one INT

-Appeared in all 13 games and recorded 14 tackles (10 solo) with one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit

-Appeared in 11 games and recorded six tackles (five solo)

-Earned four letters in football for coach George Sneed at Tavares High School
-Named to the Class 3A All-State Second Team by the Florida Sports Writers Association in 2006 as a senior
-Awarded Class 3A-District 8 Player of the Year honors after registering 110 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles and one interception
-Named All-Lake County First Team and All-Central Florida Second Team defense by the Orlando Sentinel
-Two-time all-area honoree and the area's defensive player of the year as a junior when he posted 146 tackles (91 solo) and had four tackles for a loss
-Rated the 34th best inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com and the 71st best strong side linebacker in the nation by Scout.com
-Lettered in basketball for three seasons
-Also recruited by FIU, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee, Navy and UAB

-Son of Kevin and Dana Linam
-Majoring in sports and fitness


Year G Tkls Solo Ast TFL Sacks PBU INT FF FR
2008 11 6 5 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 13 14 10 4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 14 78 45 33 9.0 1 4 1 1 1
2011 12 66 40 26 10.0 2 2 2 2 1
Total 50 165 97 68 20.0 3 6 3 3 2

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