Josh Doctson

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Josh Doctson
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Doctson with the Washington Redskins in 2017
No. 18 – Washington Redskins
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1992-12-03) December 3, 1992 (age 25)
Mansfield, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Mansfield Legacy
(Mansfield, Texas)
College: TCU
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Receptions: 37
Receiving yards: 568
Receiving touchdowns: 6
Player stats at

Josh Doctson (born December 3, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas Christian, and was drafted by the Redskins in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.[1]

Early years[edit]

Doctson attended Mansfield Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas, where he was a three-year letterman in both football and basketball. In his first season of football as a junior, he saw action in six games and hauled in 18 passes for 220 yards with a long of 25. As a senior in 2010, he caught 35 passes for 558 yards and 5 touchdowns in nine games, earned first-team All-District 5-5A honors and was voted a team captain, as well as being selected Legacy's Most Valuable Player.

Doctson was rated by as a three-star recruit.[2] He committed to the University of Wyoming to play college football on December 14, 2010, choosing the Cowboys over Duke and Tulsa.

College career[edit]

Doctson had 35 receptions for 393 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games as a true freshman at Wyoming in 2011.[3] After the season, he transferred to Texas Christian University (TCU).[4][5] After sitting out 2012 due to NCAA transfer rules, Doctson played in 12 games with six starts in his first year at TCU in 2013. He had 36 receptions for 440 yards and four touchdowns that season. As a junior in 2014, Doctson had 65 receptions for school records of 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns.[6]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team Rec Yards Avg Long Rec TDs
2011 Wyoming 35 393 11.2 80 5
2013 TCU 36 440 12.2 37 4
2014 TCU 65 1,018 15.7 84 11
2015 TCU 79 1,327 16.8 55 14
College Totals 214 3,177 14.8 84 34

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
202 lb
(92 kg)
31 78 in
(0.81 m)
9 78 in
(0.25 m)
4.50 s 1.58 s 2.62 s 4.08 s 6.84 s 41 in
(1.04 m)
10 ft 11 in
(3.33 m)
14 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7]

2016 season[edit]

Doctson scoring his first career touchdown against the Oakland Raiders with cornerback David Amerson and safety Reggie Nelson covering him.

Doctson was drafted in the first round, 22nd overall, by the Washington Redskins in the 2016 NFL Draft.[8] Doctson sat out the preseason due to an Achilles injury. He made his first career reception in the season opener in a 16–38 loss on Monday Night Football to the Pittsburgh Steelers.[9] During pregame warmups in Week 3 against the New York Giants, Doctson aggravated his Achilles injury keeping him sidelined until October 21, 2016, when he was placed on injured reserve.[10]

2017 season[edit]

In a Week 3 win over the Oakland Raiders, Doctson recorded his first career touchdown on a 52-yard reception.[11] He recorded a 11-yard touchdown reception in the win over the San Francisco 49ers.[12] Doctson made an essential diving 38-yard reception against the Seattle Seahawks with less than two minutes and setting up the Redskins at the one yard marker in Seahawks' territory.[13] The following play running back Rob Kelley scored a touchdown winning the game for the Redskins with a final score of 17-14. In the Thanksgiving game over the New York Giants, he scored the final touchdown that gave the Redskins both the lead and win.[14]


  1. ^ "NFL draft: Results, analysis for every Round 1 pick". April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rivals". 
  3. ^ Eric Schmoldt (January 10, 2012). "Wyoming Cowboys lose young hands to transfer". Casper Star-Tribune Online. 
  4. ^ "Josh Doctson's boyhood dream comes true at Texas Christian - College Football Nation Blog- ESPN". 
  5. ^ "Going home fruitful move for TCU's Doctson". San Antonio Express-News. 
  6. ^ "- The Star-Telegram". star-telegram. 
  7. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Josh Doctson". National Football League. 
  8. ^ Jones, Mike. "NFL draft: Redskins take wide receiver Josh Doctson". Washington Post. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
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  10. ^ Czarda, Stephen (October 21, 2016). "Redskins Placing Rookie Josh Doctson On Injured Reserve". 
  11. ^ Hailey, Peter (September 25, 2017). "With one catch, Josh Doctson proved just how dangerous he can be for the Redskins". Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  12. ^ Allen, Scott (October 15, 2017). "Best and worst moments from the Redskins' win over the 49ers". Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  13. ^ Czarda, Stephen (November 7, 2017). "Redskins Wide Receiver Josh Doctson Up For Clutch Performer Of The Week". Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Redskins turn back Giants in Thanksgiving nightcap". November 23, 2017. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 

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