Josh Scobee
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Josh Scobee

Josh Scobee
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Scobee with the Jacksonville Jaguars
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Personal information
Born: (1982-06-23) June 23, 1982 (age 38)
Longview, Texas
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Longview (Longview, Texas)
College:Louisiana Tech
NFL Draft:2004 / Round: 5 / Pick: 137
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Tied NFL record for most 50+ yard field goals in a single game (3)[1]
  • Tied for most consecutive field goals made in Jaguars history (20)
Career NFL statistics
Field goals made:241
Field goals attempted:301
Field goal %:80.1
Longest field goal:59
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Joshua Taylor Scobee (born June 23, 1982) is a former American football placekicker. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL draft. He also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Louisiana Tech, setting several school records.

Early life

Scobee was born in Longview, Texas. He played youth soccer, including outstanding play on the high school team and as part of a competitive league team. He began kicking for the football team his senior year at Longview High School. In addition to handling the kicking duties, Scobee was also the punter. He was 23-for-23 on extra points and was six for nine in the field goal category. He was well known for kicking kick-offs through the uprights. He earned first-team All-District honors as a kicker and second-team All-East Texas accolades as a punter in recognition of his successful season.

College career

After committing to the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs in Ruston, Louisiana, Scobee won the kicking job as a true freshman. He went on to set school career records, as he connected 66-of-92 field goals and 145-of-153 extra point attempts for 343 points, breaking previous marks of 64 field goals by Matt Stover (1986-89), 129 extra points and 279 points by Marty Kent (1994-97). His 343 points rank fourth in WAC annals, topped only by Jason Elam of Hawaii (395), Marshall Faulk of San Diego State (376, 1991-93), and Derek Mahoney of Fresno State (351, 1990-93).

Professional career

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Scobee with the 137th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. In the 2004 season, he led the team with 93 points after connecting with 24-of-31 field goals and 20-of-21 of his extra points. In addition, he ranked 13th in the AFC in field goal percentage and tied for third on touchbacks with 11 on 58 kickoffs. During his first five NFL seasons, he was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week four times.

On January 5, 2008, In the Wild Card Round playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Scobee made the game winning 25-yard field goal. One week later, in the Divisional round, he converted on both of his field goal attempts, kicking a 39-yard and a 25-yard field goal. However, the Jaguars lost to the New England Patriots 31-20. In 2008, during a game against the Indianapolis Colts, Scobee hit a 51-yard field goal to give the Jaguars a 1-2 record, then one week later, he booted a 37-yarder in overtime to beat the Texans.[2] In week 8, Scobee tied his career record with a 53-yard field goal against Cleveland.

In Week 4 of the 2010 season, Scobee made a 59-yard game-winning field goal on the final play of the game to beat the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 31-28, breaking his previous record of 53 yards. The 59-yard field goal set a new franchise record for the Jaguars. For his performance he earned the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award.[3]

On October 24, 2011, Scobee kicked four field goals to lead Jacksonville to a 12-7 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football.[1] Three of his field goals were over 50 yards in length, including two field goals of 54 yards each. Scobee's three 50+ yard field goals tied an NFL record for most 50+ yard field goals in a single game with five other kickers including Neil Rackers, Morten Andersen, and Sebastian Janikowski.[1]

On July 16, 2012, Scobee agreed to a four-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars after receiving a franchise tag earlier in the year.[4]

Scobee would remain with the Jaguars through the 2014 season.

Pittsburgh Steelers

On August 31, 2015, Scobee was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a sixth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was Pittsburgh's third kicker of the preseason after Shaun Suisham and Garrett Hartley suffered season-ending injuries. He made his debut in the Steelers' Week 1 game against the New England Patriots, missing his first two field goal attempts (44 and 46 yards), before scoring an extra point and two field goals (including a 44-yard attempt) in the Steelers' 28-21 loss.

In the Steelers' Week 4 game against their AFC North rival Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers led 20-17 late in the fourth quarter. Scobee missed two field goals--a 49-yarder and later a 41-yarder--in the closing minutes. The Ravens then kicked a field goal to tie the game at 20, sending the game to overtime. Ravens kicker Justin Tucker made a 52-yard field goal on the Ravens' next drive to hand the Steelers a 23-20 overtime loss.[5] Two days later, the Steelers released Scobee, signing Chris Boswell as his replacement.[6]

New Orleans Saints

Scobee signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints on March 4, 2016.[7] He was released by the team on May 17, 2016.


On April 13, 2017, Scobee signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.[8][9]

NFL career statistics

Year Team GP Field Goals Extra Points Points
2004 JAX 16 31 24 53 77.4 21 21 100.0 93
2005 JAX 16 30 23 53 76.7 39 38 97.4 107
2006 JAX 16 32 26 48 81.3 31 31 100.0 119
2007 JAX 8 13 12 48 92.3 27 26 96.3 62
2008 JAX 16 25 19 53 76.0 33 33 100.0 90
2009 JAX 16 28 18 52 64.3 31 30 96.8 84
2010 JAX 16 28 22 59 78.6 41 41 100.0 107
2011 JAX 16 25 23 55 92.0 24 24 100.0 93
2012 JAX 16 28 25 50 89.3 19 18 94.7 93
2013 JAX 16 25 23 55 92.0 23 22 95.7 91
2014 JAX 16 26 20 53 76.9 23 23 100.0 83
2015 PIT 4 10 6 45 60.0 7 6 85.7 24
Career 172 301 241 59 80.1 329 323 98.2 1,046

Personal life

He is married to Melissa Scobee and has two sons.[10] In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, fishing, and hunting.


  1. ^ a b c "Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (October 24, 2011)". ESPN. October 24, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Scobee get AFC honor". October 6, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "Jacksonville Jaguars sign Josh Scobee before franchise deadline".
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  6. ^ Patra, Kevin (October 3, 2015). "Steelers sign kicker Chris Boswell, cut Josh Scobee". Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 4, 2016). "Saints sign kicker Josh Scobee to one-year deal". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Former Kicker Josh Scobee to Retire with Jaguars". April 4, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ Oehser, John (April 13, 2017). "View from the O-Zone: A quip, a smile and a fitting farewell".
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 17, 2008. Retrieved 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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