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#74 Josh Williford Season 2024

Offensive Guard
Dothan, Ala.
High School
Houston Academy

Had senior season cut short due to a concussion suffered during pre-season camp … Served as a student coach working with the scout team and offensive line during his final year at LSU in 2013 … Started in parts of three seasons during his career … Played in a total of 31 games with 19 starts (18 at right guard, 1 at left guard) … Graduated in December of 2013 with a degree in agricultural business.

Missed all of 2013 after suffering season-ending concussion during pre-season camp … Instead of playing, served as a student coach for LSU in 2013, working with the scout team and offensive line.

Played and started first six games of season before suffering a concussion on a blind-sided hit following an interception against Florida in week 6 … Sat out the remainder of the season … Played a total of 339 snaps with 32 knockdowns in 2012 … Led team in knockdowns in three of first four games … Produced 7.5 knockdowns in 59 snaps against Towson, marking the third-straight game he led the team in knockdown blocks … Led the team for the second-straight game with 6.5 knockdowns in 70 plays at Auburn … Led the team with six knockdowns in 59 snaps against Idaho … Produced 3.5 knockdowns in 66 snaps versus Washington … Started at right guard against North Texas and led all offensive linemen with 7.5 knockdowns in 67 snaps.

Played in 12 games with nine starts at right guard … Saw action on 511 snaps and recorded 42 knockdowns … Missed the first two games of the season with an injury … Set a career high with 8.5 knockdowns in 62 snaps versus Florida … Had an outstanding three-game stretch where he posted 8.5 knockdowns against Florida and seven knockdowns against both Tennessee and Auburn … Made his first start of the season at right guard against Kentucky and finished with one knockdown in 66 snaps … Saw his first action of the season at Mississippi State and played 25 snaps with two knockdowns … Split time at right guard during the season with T-Bob Hebert.

Counted upon early in the season when he emerged as a starter at right guard following a season-ending injury to Will Blackwell in the opener against North Carolina … Played in all 13 games with four starts … Tallied 23 knockdowns in 249 offensive snaps … Starts came against Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, West Virginia and Tennessee … Made his first career start at right guard and played 57 snaps at Vanderbilt … Recorded a team-high seven knockdowns on 57 plays against Mississippi State … Saw extensive playing time against Alabama, recording five knockdowns in 45 snaps.

Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009.

Named first-team all-state in Class 2A as a senior … Named first-team all-state in Class 2A as a junior … A three-star prospect according to and … Rated as the No. 77 offensive guard in the country by … Rated as the No. 113 offensive guard in the country by ESPN U … Rated as the No. 77 offensive tackle in the country by … Coached by Jimmy Addison.

Full name is Joshua Preston Williford … Goes by Josh … Born Sept. 24, 1990 in Panama City, Fla. … Parents are Lane and Tricia Williford … Has one brother – Garrett.


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