KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs will be featured on SportsCenter Special: Gruden's QB Camp - Joshua Dobbs, which will air for the first time in its entirety on Sunday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Dobbs joined legendary coach Jon Gruden this week at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, and showcased his knowledge of in the film room and his talents on the practice field. The Dobbs episode will air several times across the ESPN networks over the next two months. CLICK HERE for the full schedule of when the episode will air.
Dobbs is one of seven quarterbacks Gruden will work with at this year's QB camp. Gruden's QB Camp series, a signature element of ESPN's annual pre-NFL Draft coverage, is in its eighth year this spring. In all, 50 quarterbacks -- including 15 current NFL starters -- have participated in the series. Notable players include Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson, former No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck, 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton, two-time Pro Bowler Derek Carr and 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Dak Prescott, who was mentored by Gruden just a year ago.
Dobbs has stood out this spring in preparation for the 2017 NFL Draft. On Jan. 28, he played in the 68th Annual Reese's Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. He started for the South team and played during its first three possessions, finishing 12-for-15 for 104 yards. On March 4, he shined at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dobbs competed with the first group of quarterbacks and clocked a 4.64 40-yard dash to rank second in this year's position group. His 33-inch vertical jump ranked fourth among QBs and his 10'2" broad jump ranked third. Dobbs also logged a 4.31 20-yard shuttle time, which tied Clemson's Deshaun Watson for the sixth-best quarterback time. He also impressed scouts and analysts during the throwing drills, displaying his arm strength and accuracy and throwing a variety of routes.
Dobbs recently concluded his four-year Tennessee career with 2016 Second Team All-SEC coaches honors and 2016 AP Second Team All-SEC honors. He finished the season with 2,946 passing yards and an SEC-best 27 passing touchdowns. He also led the league in pass efficiency with a 152.6 rating. In conference games, Dobbs led the SEC with 24 total touchdowns accounted for, 17 passing touchdowns, 316.9 yards of offense per game and a 150.6 passer rating. Dobbs rushed for a UT-quarterback-record 831 yards and nine touchdowns on 139 carries in 2016 and he owns the program's all-time career rushing mark for quarterbacks at 2,160 yards.
His 7,138 career passing yards rank fifth in Tennessee history and his 9,360 yards of total offense (7,138 passing, 2,160 rushing, 62 receiving) rank third in program history behind only Peyton Manning (11,020) and Casey Clausen (9,577). Dobbs finished his UT career with a 23-12 record (3-0 in bowls) as starting quarterback, tying Condredge Holloway for the fifth-most wins by a UT quarterback.