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Josh LeRibeus

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LeRibeus at Redskins training camp in 2012.
No. 67 Washington Redskins
Position: Guard / Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-02) July 2, 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
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Career information
High school: Richardson (TX) Berkner
College: Southern Methodist
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career Template:If empty statistics as of 2014
Games played: 12
Games started: 1
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Joshua James LeRibeus (born July 2, 1989) is an American football guard and center for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in third round, with the 71st overall pick, of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Redskins. He played college football for the Southern Methodist University.

Professional career

2012 NFL Combine

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Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt<th>Arm length</th><th>Hand size</th> 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 312 lb<td align="center">32½ in</td><td align="center">9⅜ in</td> 5.37 s 4.65 s 7.64 s 26.0 in 8 ft 0 in 29 reps

Washington Redskins

LeRibeus was selected 71st overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.[2] While at SMU, he was a teammate of future Redskins teammates Richard Crawford, who the Redskins would later draft in the seventh round, and Aldrick Robinson, who was the Redskins' 6th round pick in 2011.[3] After the Redskins' rookie mini-camp, head coach Mike Shanahan announced that LeRibeus will primarily be playing guard and will be a backup center, providing competition for Erik Cook.[4] On July 18, 2012, he officially signed with the Redskins to a four-year contract.[5] During training camp, he split snaps at the left guard position with Maurice Hurt after Kory Lichtensteiger had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.[6] He made his NFL debut against the Carolina Panthers in Week 9. Despite playing only five games, Redskins coaching staff believed LeRibeus had a chance to compete for a starting position in the next season.

During the 2013 offseason training camp, LeRibeus came 30 pounds overweight and out of shape.[7] He was listed as inactive for the entire 2013 season.[8]

References

  1. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  2. ^ Fitzgerald, Gary (April 27, 2012). "Redskins Draft LeRibeus In Third Round". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  3. ^ "Redskins draft SMU CB Richard Crawford, 2nd Mustang Washington picks in this year’s NFL draft". WashingtonPost.com. April 28, 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  4. ^ Jones, Mike (May 8, 2012). "Redskins look to capitalize on Josh LeRibeus’s versatility". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  5. ^ Tinsman, Brian (July 18, 2012). "Redskins Sign Third-Rounder LeRibeus". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  6. ^ Jones, Mike (July 30, 2012). "Redskins’ injuries: Jonathan Goff is done for the season, Kory Lichtensteiger has knee surgery". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  7. ^ Maske, Mark (August 18, 2013). "Redskins o-line coach disappointed in Josh LeRibeus’s offseason conditioning". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  8. ^ Keim, John (December 5, 2013). "Analyzing the Redskins young linemen". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 

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