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Josh Hoke
Josh Hoke

Hometown:
Statesville, N.C.

High School:
West Iredell

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
K/P

Birthdate:
10/31/1983


11/18/2013

Lorenzo Taliaferro Gets Big South Honor for 5th Time

Taliaferro is a candidate for the Walter Payton Award

Holds all the single-game, season and careerkicking records at Coastal...

2005: Played all 11 games as CCU's kicker... A First Team All-Big South and Division I-AA Athletic Directors All-Academic honoree at kicker for the second consecutive year, as well as Third Team All-Southeast Region from Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette... Also selected as ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-American, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, the first ever for the Coastal football program... Tied for the conference lead with 80 points... Was perfect 38-for-38 on point-after-attempts and was 14-for-22 on field goals... Was named National Weekly Football Gazette National Special Teams Player of the Week twice... Earned Big South Special Teams Player of the Week four times during the season... Hit the 45-yard field goal with no time remaining and then connected on the game-winning field goal in overtime against Gardner-Webb, garnering both the national and league's weekly award... Had an impressive game against Delaware State where he set the school record with a 49-yard field goal, also earning national and league honors for his efforts that week... Also earned the league accolades for his performance in the James Madison victory, where he was 4-for-4 on PATs, hit his only field goal attempt and put 3-of-6 kickoffs in the end zone for touchbacks... Had 28 of 57 kickoffs go for touchbacks... Season best game was 9-for-9 on PATs against Mansfield... Punted two balls for 64 yards, averaging 32 yards each... Was also named to the conference's All-Academic Team with his 4.0 GPA...

2004: Earned First Team All-Big South at kicker, as well as Second Team All-Eastern Region from Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette, helping the Chants to their first Big South title... Also was honored on the Division I-AA Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team, one of just 36 to earn the award nationally, as Hoke maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average... Led the Big South with 83 points and ranked second in the league and 35th in the nation in scoring at 7.55 points per game... His 83 points rank second on the Big South single-season chart for kickers... Was 53-for-54 on point-after-attempts and 10-for-14 on field goals... Earned Big South Special Teams Player of the Week three times during the season... Earned the first weekly league honor after he scored a league kicking record 16 points, including a season-long 43-yard field goal, in a win over North Greenville (3-for-3 FG, 7-for-7 PATs)... Also garnered National Weekly Football Gazette National Special Teams Player of the Week accolades for his work against North Greenville... Also received Big South weekly awards for his performances against Charleston (WV) and Savannah State... Tallied at least seven points in seven games, including four games of 10 or more points...

2003: Handled kickoffs, place kicking and punting duties for CCU's first year... Was 37-41 on PATs... Hit 6-of-10 field goal attempts, hitting his long of 48 yards in a victory at Davidson... Named Big South Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in the win at Savannah State... Against the Tigers, he was a perfect 3-for-3 on PATs and hit field goals of 24 and 40 yards, while putting five of six kickoffs into the endzone and averaging 39.3 yards per punt... Averaged 37.4 yards per punt for the season, hitting 12 inside the opponent's 20-yard line... Hit his long of 57 yards in the opener against Newberry and recorded five punts of more than 50 yards...

High School: Lettered in all four seasons for the Warriors... Earned All-County and All-Conference honors in his final three years... Was also Honorable Mention All-Region his junior and senior seasons... A three-time preseason Honorable Mention All-State selection by the NC Prep Football News... For his career, he was 111-for-117 in PATs and 14-for-27 in field goal attempts with a long of 48... Was an Honor Graduate and the Outstanding Senior Scholar-Athlete... Also received the Principal's Leadership Award and the North Carolina Press Club Award...

Personal: Full name: Joshua Travis Hoke... Born: 10-31-83... Son of Rocky and Pam Hoke... Majoring in communications.