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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

2011
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

2010
Did not see any game action during the season

2009
Earned playing time in three games, but did not factor into any statistics

2008
Redshirted ... named team’s Scout Defense Player of the Week for efforts prior to Western Illinois game

BEFORE SDSU
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