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#55 Josiah Fitzsimmons
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 250
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
High School: Ames H.S.
Major: Pre-Medicine/Exercise Science
Experience: SQ
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Josiah will attempt to crack the regular rotation on the defensive line this season ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics each of his four seasons on the roster and a two-time recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

Played in nine games ... most extensive action came in game at Call Poly, where he recorded career-high five tackles (four solo) and broke up a pass ... also credited with tackle against Indiana State

Did not see any game action during the season

Earned playing time in three games, but did not factor into any statistics

Redshirted ... named team’s Scout Defense Player of the Week for efforts prior to Western Illinois game

Earned all-conference honors at linebacker for Ames High School two times, racking up totals of 156 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, nine sacks, four forced fumbles and two interceptions ... was the team’s leading tackler as both a junior and senior and was honored as the team’s defensive MVP ... a multi-sport athlete, he also competed in soccer and track and field at the prep level ... for his work in the classroom, he received the American Legion Certificate of Distinguished Academic Achievement two times