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Joshua Perry      

Former Linebacker for Ohio State and the San Diego Chargers

Joshua Perry is a retired linebacker for Ohio State University, the San Diego Chargers, the Indianapolis Colts and the Seattle Seahawks.

While playing for Ohio State University during his college career, Perry was named the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and was a finalist for two coveted community awards – The Lott IMPACT Trophy and the Allstate Senior CLASS Award.

Perry was an Honorable Mention All-America, first-team All-Big Ten and co-captain as a senior. He finished his college career with 298 tackles, 7.5 sacks… played in 52 career games with 39 starts…team-leading 124 tackles (2nd in the Big-Ten) and 2nd team All-Big Ten during the 2014 National Championship.

A Fourth Round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Perry was the San Diego Chargers leading tackler on special teams as a rookie. The two-time All-Big Ten performer played in 15 games and made one start. He had a season-high 6 stops vs. Kansas City.

He was waived by the Chargers on September 9, 2017, and signed to the Colts practice squad on September 18th the same year. He spent time on the Colts practice squad and active roster during the season. Signed by the Colts to a reserve/future contract in January 2018.

Perry signed to the Seattle Seahawks, before announcing his retirement after being diagnosed with his 6th concussion.

Perry is Founder and CEO of the Joshua Perry Family Foundation, a non-profit organization launched in March 2018 with the objective of inspiring our youth to recognize and utilize their God-given gifts to maximize their potential. He works closely with the Autism Speaks Organization and featured the Autism Puzzle Piece design on his cleats during the My Cause – My Cleats campaign.


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