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Jacksonville State's Josh Pearson poised for breakout year

Austin Grad Josh Pearson led nation in touchdown catches last season.

Posted: Jul 22, 2019 10:40 PM
Updated: Jul 23, 2019 8:03 AM

I don't know if anyone is as excited about JSU football as Austin grad Josh Pearson. Now he has every right to be too. JSU is coming off their fifth straight OVC Championship and Pearson, well the numbers speak for itself.

Last season Pearson caught 17 touchdown passes. The most of any division one player in 2018! That's also second most in OVC history. Pearson finished with 67 catches. Now the senior is ready to get the gamecocks back to Frisco,Texas, for a shot at a national championship. But sometimes when he reflects on his accomplishments to this point, he's in disbelief.

"I never thought that, I never thought that, when I told my mama I was going to college, I was just excited about that," Pearson said. Playing college football, that made it even better, I never in a million years thought I would lead the nation in touchdowns, its crazy, but I have a great quarterback and great receivers that let me do this."

JSU plays UNA this year again. This time they are both D-1 programs. The game is in Jacksonville Sept. 21.

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