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Josh Vann

  • position WR
  • height 5-11
  • weight 190
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Tucker, Ga.
  • High school Tucker
  • position WR
  • height 5-11
  • weight 190
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Tucker, Ga.
  • High school Tucker

Josh Vann Bio

2022 Overcoming Adversity Award
2021 Fourth-Team All-SEC (Phil Steele)
2021 Honorable Mention All-SEC (ProFootballFocus)
2021 Steve Spurrier Award – Offensive MVP
2021 You Got Mossed (NFL Countdown)
2021 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2021 Co-Most Improved Player of the Spring – Special Teams
2020 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2019 Most Improved Player of the Spring – Offense
2018-19 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Five-year player who played wide receiver and served as the Gamecocks’ punt returner… selected as the “You Got Mossed!” winner as part of ESPN’s NFL Countdown for his catch at Georgia in 2021… appeared in 57 games, tying for third on the all-time list, with 20 starts… ranks 16th in school history with 108 career receptions, logging 1,352 yards…averaged 12.6 yards on 19 career punt returns.

2022 (Super Senior)
Fifth-year “Super Senior” who played in all 12 regular season games… presented with the “Overcoming Adversity” award at the annual team banquet following the season… caught 18 passes for 296 yards, 16.4-yards per reception, with three touchdowns… returned 10 punts for 151 yards, an average of 15.1-yards per return… added two kickoff returns for 45 yards… caught his first receiving touchdown of the season in the bowl-clinching win over Vanderbilt… logged a career-long 37-yard punt return at Florida… had two receptions for 78 yards and two scores against Tennessee… also had two kickoff returns against the Vols for 45 yards, including a career-long 26-yard return… hauled in two catches for 56 yards against Clemson, including a catch that resulted in a game- and season-ending injury… invited to the 2023 Tunnel To Towers Hula Bowl.

2021 (Senior)
Played in 13 games, making a dozen starts… named fourth team All-SEC by Phil Steele and Honorable Mention by ProFootballFocus… selected by his teammates as the Steve Spurrier Award winner as the team’s offensive MVP… led the team with 43 receptions for 679 yards… averaged 15.8 yards per reception… tied for the team lead with five touchdowns… logged three 100-yard receiving games, going over the century mark against East Carolina (127), Georgia (career high 128) and Florida (111)… became the first Gamecock with consecutive 100-yard receiving games since Deebo Samuel in 2018… hauled in a career-high seven passes in the win over Florida… rushed five times for 63 yards, 12.6-yards per tote… recorded 52 yards on the ground against Troy, including a career-long 34 yard scamper… returned six punts for 71 yards, 11.8 yards per return, with a long of 25 yards against Missouri… also had one kickoff return against Eastern Illinois… served as the team captain against Texas A&M… shared co-Most Improved Player of the Spring for Special Teams with Brad Johnson… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2020 (Junior)
Appeared in all 10 games making four starts… earned starts against Florida and in each of the final three games against Missouri, Georgia and Kentucky… caught 10 passes for 88 yards… had two receptions each against Texas A&M and Missouri… scored his lone touchdown at LSU… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2019 (Sophomore)
Sophomore wide receiver who saw action in nine games including three starts… caught 19 passes for 171 yards… earned starts against Charleston Southern, Alabama and Vanderbilt… logged a season-high with four receptions for 23 yards against Alabama… had a season-best 33 yards receiving on three catches against Florida… had a pair of catches for 26 yards at Tennessee, including a 19-yard reception… did not play in the final three contests after suffering a broken hand in the Vanderbilt contest… named the Most Improved Player of the Spring for the offense.

2018 (Freshman)
True freshmen who played in all 13 games, making one start… caught 18 passes for 118 yards with one touchdown… had two catches for 10 yards in his debut against Coastal Carolina… logged a season-best 29 yards vs. Georgia, including a season-long 16-yard reception… made his first start against Missouri… had three receptions, including his first-career TD, in the win over Ole Miss… logged a season-best four catches versus Chattanooga… named to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Tucker (Ga.) High School in 2018… was a first-team all-state selection… coached by Bryan Lamar… the Tigers finished 2017 with a 12-2 record and a No. 24 ranking in the state while reaching the Class AAAAAA Final Four… caught 46 passes for 867 yards and 12 TDs as a senior… a U.S. Army All-American Bowl participant who also competed at The Opening Finals camp… scored 13 times on 63 catches for 1,300 yards as a junior… ranked as the No. 25 wide receiver prospect in the country in 247’s national composite rankings, and 146th-best prospect nationally… Rivals ranks him as the 24th-best player in Georgia, the 37th-best wide receiver in the country and No. 191 overall… rated No. 233 on the ESPN300 and No. 280 on the PrepStar 300 list.

Joshua L. Vann was born March 10, 2000… was an interdisciplinary studies major who graduated in December.