Joshua  Dobbs

11Joshua Dobbs


Alpharetta, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210



Career Highs

  • Completions: 26 at Missouri, 11/2/13
  • Attempts: 42 at Missouri, 11/2/13 & vs. Georgia, 10/10/15
  • Passing Touchdowns: 3 vs. Kentucky, 11/15/14, vs. Georgia, 10/10/15 & vs. Virginia Tech 9/10/16
  • Passing Yards: 312 vs. Georgia, 10/10/15
  • Rushing Attempts: 24 at South Carolina, 11/1/14
  • Rushing Yards: 166 at South Carolina, 11/1/14 (UT QB Record)
  • Rushing Touchdowns: 3 at South Carolina, 11/1/14
  • Receptions:1 at Florida, 9/26/15
  • Receiving Yards: 58 at Florida, 9/26/15
  • Receiving Touchdowns: 1 at Florida, 9/26/15


2016 - SENIOR

  • Games/Starts: 3/3
  • Totaled three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) in win vs. Ohio (9/17), completing 19-of-27 for 203 yards and rushing for 59 yards on 14 carries.
  • Accounted for five TDs in comeback win vs. Virginia Tech (9/10), completing 10 of 19 passes for 91 yards, three TDs and one INT and rushing for 106 yards and two scores on 14 carries.
  • Passed Jimmy Streater (1,374) for most career rushing yards by a Vols QB with a 40-yard run vs. VT (9/10)
  • His 106 rushing yards vs. Hokies marked the fourth 100-yard rushing performance of his career, breaking a tie with Streater for most by a Vols QB.
  • Completed 16 of 29 passes for 191 yards, one TD and one INT and directed the Vols to a 20-13 comeback win vs. Appalachian State (9/1) in season opener. Marked second fourth-quarter comeback of career.

2015 - JUNIOR

  • Photo Gallery
  • Games/Starts: 13/13
  • In 13 starts in 2015, thrown for 2,291 yards on 205-of-344 with 15 touchdown passes and only five interceptions
  • One of three SEC players over the last 20 years to have 300 yards passing and 100 yards rushing a game (with Johnny Manziel & Tim Tebow), accomplishing the feat vs. Georgia in 2015 and South Carolina in 2014
  • Vols are 14-5 in his last 19 starts, dating to 2013 season
  • In his last 19 starts dating to the conclusion of his junior season, the Vols averaged 34.2 points per game and 424 yards of total offense
  • Thrown at least one touchdown in 13 of his last 19 starts with multiple scoring throws 10 times
  • Rushed for at least one touchdown in 13 of his last 19 starts with two or more in six of those games
  • With only five interceptions no Vols starting quarterback threw fewer in a season since Peyton Manning threw just four in 1995
  • Rushed for school-record (by a quarterback) 671 yards (51.6 yards per game) with 11 rushing scores; also caught a 58-yard touchdown at Florida (9/26)
  • Seventh in career completions at Tennessee with 389
  • Ranks eighth in career passing yards with 4,192; next: No. 7 Tee Martin (4,592)
  • Rushing total of 671 is most in a season in Tennessee history, breaking record of 593 by Jimmy Streater (1978)
  • Rushed for 20 career touchdowns, second all-time to Jimmy Streater (25)
  • Second all-time in career rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,329, behind Jimmy Streater (1,374)
  • Led Vols to second consecutive bowl championship with 214 yards (166 passing and 48 rushing) in Outback Bowl win over Northwestern (1/1), rushed for two touchdowns including SportsCenter #1 Play of Day with a tightrope down right sideline for 18-yard rushing touchdown
  • Accounted for three touchdowns with two passing and one rushing score in regular-season finale win vs. Vanderbilt (11/28), threw for 140 yards on 13-of-21 and run for 93 yards on 11 carries in the win
  • Rushed for Vols' lone touchdown in win at Missouri (11/21), just prior to halftime to key victory, finished with 143 total yards (89 passing and 54 rushing)
  • 290 yards of total offense with 255 passing yards and two TD passes in win over South Carolina (11/7)
  • Totaled 284 yards of total offense and four touchdowns at Kentucky (10/31); threw a career-long 75-yard scoring pass to Jose Malone along with a 37-yard score to Jalen Hurd while scoring on runs of 28 and 1 yard.
  • Rushed for 387 yards (55.3 yards per game) with five rushing scores; also caught a 58-yard touchdown at Florida (9/26)
  • Numerous honors after his second-career 300-yard passing/100-yard rushing game vs. Georgia (10/10)
  • Racked up 430 yards of total offense (fifth-most in a game in Vols history) and accounted for five touchdowns in win over #19 Georgia (10/10); threw for career-high 312 yards on 25-of-42 with three touchdowns and ran for 118 yards with two touchdowns
  • Threw for 232 yards on 20-of-36 with a rushing touchdown vs. Arkansas (10/3)
  • Combined for 277 yards of total offense (136 rushing, 83 passing, 58 receiving) at Florida (9/26); caught a 58-yard touchdown pass from Jauan Jennings to became first Vols' quarterback with a reception since Peyton Manning in 1997
  • Started 12-of-13 and finished 15-of-21 for 144 yards with two touchdown passes vs. Western Carolina (9/19)
  • Threw for 125 yards and a TD to Josh Malone, also ran for a touchdown vs. #19 Oklahoma (9/12)
  • Named Manning Award Star Of The Week (9/7)
  • Opened 2015 season with 294 yards of total offense, throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another in 59-30 win over Bowling Green (9/5)
  • Given the Peyton Manning Leadership Award at the 2015 Orange and White Game


  • 2014 game-by-game stats
  • Photo Gallery
  • Games/Starts: 6/5
  • 4-1 as Vols starting quarterback, as Tennessee averaged 36.7 points per game and racked up 431 yards of offense per game
  • In six games this season, compiled 1,675 total yards of offense (279 per game) and responsible for 17 touchdowns (nine passing and eight rushing)
  • Led Vols in touchdowns scored with eight, all rushing
  • In six games, threw for 1,206 yards (201 per game) on 112-of-177 with nine passing touchdowns and rushed for 469 yards (78.2 per game) with eight scores and a rushing two-point conversion
  • Named MVP of 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl leading Vols to 45-28 win over Iowa (1/2)
  • In TaxSlayer Bowl, accounted for 205 yards of total offense and three touchdowns, throwing for 129 yards on 16-of-21 with a passing touchdown; ran for 76 yards and two touchdowns
  • Became first Vols QB to run for two scores in a bowl since Casey Clausen had two in the 2002 Florida Citrus Bowl
  • Compiled 183 total yards (92 passing, 91 rushing) with two rushing touchdowns in win at Vanderbilt (11/29)
  • Threw for 195 yards on 24-of-37 with a late touchdown pass vs. #19 Missouri (11/22), also ran in for 2-point conversion following that touchdown pass
  • Picked up 345 yards of total offense with four touchdowns in win over Kentucky (11/15), threw for 297 yards on 19-of-27 with three touchdowns while running for 48 yards and a 9-yard touchdown
  • Became first Tennessee player with 300 passing yards and 100 rushing yards in the same game at South Carolina (11/1) finishing with career highs of 301 passing yards and 166 rushing yards
  • Rushing total of 166 at South Carolina set Tennessee record for rushing yards by a quarterback breaking Jimmy Streater's record of 150 vs. Cal in 1977
  • Accounted for five touchdowns at South Carolina with three rushing TDs and two passing scores
  • Made 2014 season debut vs. Alabama (10/25) coming on in the third series. Went on to throw for 192 yards on 19-of-32 with two touchdown passes, also ran for 75 yards on 19 carries
  • 75 rushing yards vs. Alabama were the most by a Vols' quarterback since Tee Martin ran for 81 vs. Syracuse (9/5/1998)
  • Added 27 pounds since freshman season
  • Took over as Vols starting quarterback in 2013 on Oct. 29, became eighth true freshman to start at QB for Vols in 117-year history


  • Photo Gallery
  • 2013 game-by-game stats
  • Games/Starts:5/4
  • Named starting quarterback on Oct. 29, became eighth true freshman to start at QB for Vols in 117-year history
  • In five games, with four starts, threw for 695 yards on 72-of-121 for a 59.5 completion percentage with two touchdowns and five interceptions
  • Ran for 189 yards and a touchdown in five games, most rushing yards by a Vols' quarterback since Tee Martin (317) in 1999
  • Threw for first two touchdowns of his career at Kentucky (11/30) as part of 14-of-23 game for 199 yards
  • At Kentucky, ran for first-career rushing touchdown for 40 yards (longest rushing TD by a Vols quarterback since Alan Cockrell in 1983); ran for 52 yards overall, the most by a Vols QB since Tee Martin had 54 rushing yards vs. Kentucky in 1998
  • In home debut vs. #7 Auburn (11/9), threw for 128 yards on 16-of-28; he also ran for 50 yards on 10 carries -- the most rushing yards by a UT QB since Tee Martin had 54 vs. Kentucky in 1998
  • In first college start at #10 Missouri (11/2), threw for 240 yards on 26-of-42; completions and attempts mark are most by a Vols true freshman on his debut in history
  • Ran for team-best 45 yards at Missouri, including 33-yard rush, which was longest by a true QB since Tee Martin (38 yards) in 1999
  • Made college debut at #1 Alabama (10/26), playing entire second half, throwing for 75 yards on 5-of-12; engineered first TD drive at Alabama for any opponent in 2013
  • Most passing yards in a freshman debut since 2004; Erik Ainge (118) and Brent Schaeffer (123) vs. UNLV


  • Coached by Jason Dukes at Alpharetta High School
  • Rated four-star by 247Sports (No. 10 prospect in Georgia, No. 8 pro-style quarterback and No. 107 in the Top247 national prospects)
  • Rated four-star by ESPN (No. 21 prospect in Georgia, No. 4 dual threat quarterback and in the ESPN 300 as the No. 177 player in the country)
  • Rated four-star by Scout (No. 12 quarterback)
  • Rated three-star by Rivals (No. 46 prospect in Georgia, No. 20 pro-style quarterback)
  • In his senior season at Alpharetta, threw for 3,625 yards and 29 touchdowns while rushing for 419 yards and 10 touchdowns.
  • Finished his junior season 294-of-392 for 3,113 passing yards and 29 touchdowns, also rushing for 200 yards and two touchdowns
  • 2013 Franklin D. Watkins Award winner
  • 2013 Atlanta Journal Constitution Cup Recipient - Best All-Around AHS Senior
  • 2013 Neighbor Newspaper Male Athlete of the Year
  • 2012-13 RizinSTAR Atlanta Student Athlete of the Year Award
  • 2012 Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalist
  • 2012 Alpharetta Raiders Varsity Team Captain and Pat Watson Spirit of the Raider's Award
  • 2012 North Fulton Forsyth Touchdown Club Player of the Year
  • 2012 USA Today Sports American Family Insurance ALL-USA Atlanta Team
  • 2012 Elite 11 finalist
  • Earned First Team All-State, First Team All-County, First Team All-Region, Second Team All-Area, First Team All-Conference, Alpharetta H.S. Offensive MVP, and AHS Scholar Athlete honors in his senior and junior season
  • Named the Georgia Rising Senior Bowl Offensive MVP after throwing for 237 yards, rushing for 56 yards and accounting for three touchdowns in the game
  • Also a First Team All-Region baseball player at Alpharetta with offers to play college baseball


  • Full Name: Robert Joshua Dobbs
  • Born: January 26, 1995
  • Son of Stephanie and Robert Dobbs
  • Majoring in Aerospace Engineering
  • Recipient of the William H. Cannon Athletic Engineering Scholarship
  • Named one of 14 smartest college football players by the in 2014
  • Spent summer of 2015 at an internship at Pratt & Whitney, where he worked at the world leader in design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines for the United States government
  • Recipient of Bill & Sandy Hamilton Athletics Scholarship Endowment
  • Recipient of William H. Cannon Athletic Engineering Scholarship


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