Josh Mallard
Josh  Mallard


Savannah, Ga.

High School:
Benedictine Military

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 261




JOSHUA B. MALLARD...Born: March 21, 1979.

High School: Benedictine Military...1996 SUPERPREP All-America...named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Top 50 in Georgia and AAAA All-State first team...first team AAAA All-State by the Georgia Sportswriters Association...named to Macon Telegraph Sweet 16 in Georgia...Region 3-AAAA Defensive Player of the Year...first team All-Region...Savannah News Press All-City and Savannah Player of the Year...WTOC TV Area Player of the Year...Savannah Quarterback Club Lineman of the Year...The Georgia Guardian Defensive Player of the Year...WTOC TV Defensive Player of the Year...helped lead Benedictine to 12-2 record and state quarterfinals in '96...recorded 168 tackles and 36 sacks for the Cadets...named 1996 Fox Sports South All-South third team...invited to play in the 1997 Georgia-Florida All-Star Classic...High School Coach: Tom Brackett.

College: 1997 - Redshirted....1998 - Showed great quickness off the ball during spring drills...recorded five tackles in spring G-Day game...listed as third team NG at conclusion of spring drills... gave immediate impact playing as backup NG during '98 season... nicknamed ?The Demon,? his 3.5 QB sacks in his first game against Kent was more than any single player recorded during the entire '97 season...it ranked him fifth in the UGA record book for most sacks in a single game...played in 10 regular season games leading the team in sacks with six...also caused two fumbles and was credited with nine QB pressures...best games vs. Kent (3 tackles, 3.5 sacks) and vs. South Carolina (2 tackles, 1.5 QB sacks)...1999 - Solid spring which included two tackles in annual spring G-Day game....increased size and strength along with quickness provided great depth at both DT positions ...played in all 11 games at DT position....recorded four sacks giving him 10 for his two-year career...part of defense that ranked 17th nationally against the rush and limited Kentucky to minus 50 yards rushing, LSU to 46 rushing and LSU to 11 rushing yards...recorded key sack in overtime during Georgia's 28-25 come-from-behind victory over Purdue in the Outback Bowl, the biggest comeback in bowl history (from 0-25 deficit) and the first major sporting event of the 21st century (11:07 a.m., Jan. 1, 2000)....also recorded two tackles and two tackles-for-loss....2000 - Moved to outside position during spring practice...listed as number two at Buck end position at conclusion of spring drills...recipient of 2000-2001 Joseph F. Espy Endowed Football Scholarship...played in all 11 regular season games including six starts at the RUSH end position...led team in sacks with three and was second in tackles-for-loss with six and QB pressures with 13.....best games vs. Auburn (10 tackles, 1 sack) and vs. Vanderbilt (5 tackles).....his 13 career sacks ranks seventh in the Georgia record book and is only one behind sixth place Mo Lewis (now with NY Jets) who had 14.....recorded two tackles in Georgia's 37-14 victory over Virginia in the 2000 Oahu Bowl, Georgia's fourth consecutive bowl victory....2001 - Outstanding spring which included one tackle, one tackle-for-loss, and one QB sack in annual spring G-Day game....Ended the season with 20 combined tackles and finished second on the team with five sacks (-40) and tied for third with eight tackles for loss (-44)....his 18 career sacks rank him fifth on Georgia?s all-time list....was bothered by a sprained knee the second half of the season....had strong outing at Vanderbilt (Oct. 13), recording six combined tackles, including three tackles for loss (-15), and one sack (-14)....came through with outstanding performance at Georgia Tech (Nov. 24), collecting a pair of sacks (-17), despite playing with a sprained knee....collected his fifth sack of the season vs. Houston (Dec. 5)....recipient of Joseph F. Espy Endowed Football Scholarship....recorded three tackles in 2001 Music City Bowl.....Major: Economics.

2001 11/1 12 8 20 5/40 8/44 0000 11
Totals 43/7 50 24 74 18/165 17/107 2 3 0 3 37

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