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Underrated Athletes – Joshua Dobbs


Joshua Dobbs, the American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL), is a testament to greatness both on and off the field. His journey from a young boy in Alpharetta, Georgia, to a respected figure in the NFL is a story of determination, intelligence, and exceptional talent.

Significant achievements mark Dobbs’ football career. He ranks fifth in Volunteers history with 7,138 career passing yards, 53 touchdowns, and fourth with 614 pass completions. He helped the Volunteers win three Bowl games as a starting quarterback. His performance in the Music City Bowl in 2016 earned him the title of MVP.

In the NFL, Dobbs has shown his adaptability and quick learning ability. Despite joining the Vikings mid-season and having little experience with the team’s receivers or play calls, he led an 11-play, 75-yard drive in the final minutes of a game against the Falcons, resulting in a victory. This performance immediately endeared him to Vikings fans and showcased his ability to perform under pressure.

Dobbs’ greatness extends beyond the football field. He holds a degree in aerospace engineering and has interned at NASA twice. His educational background in rocket science and his experience at NASA’s Kennedy Center in Florida have earned him the nickname “rocket scientist” in the NFL. This combination of athletic talent and academic excellence sets Dobbs apart in professional sports.

He is also a man of faith and has spoken about the importance of his Christian beliefs. Dobbs has also been open about his experience with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease causing hair loss. His openness about his personal life and his commitment to his faith add another reason to praise him so highly.

The most recent headline Dobbs has been involved in is an incredible feat that deserves recognition.

As many know, the Vikings veteran quarterback Kirk Cousins recently went down with a torn Achilles. Unfortunately for Minnesota fans, he was sent to have surgery and will be out of the Vikings lineup for the weeks ahead. While Kirk Cousins may have been a top-10 quarterback candidate, his injury is opening up a path for a star to shine.

Joshua Dobbs was traded to the Vikings on Halloween of 2023. The Vikings were desperate for a player to fill the position, and with the Cardinals having Kyler Murray getting ready to pad up once again, they turned over 28-year-old Joshua Dobbs to fill the gap.

Before the trade, the Cardinals—along with the rest of the league— hadn’t seen Dobbs’ full potential. At this point, Dobbs had already been all over the league. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 4th round of the 2017 NFL draft. Unfortunately for Dobbs, his season didn’t live up to his hopes. With only six completions over five games, he wasn’t seen as an impressive star. 

He has only improved from there, though, from being a bottom-of-the-league quarterback to being a reliable player on the Tennesee Titans and eventually an offensive force on the Arizona Cardinals. While he was a great option to replace the star Quarterback Kyler Murray, the Vikings found more need for the star. He performed way above everyone’s expectations and has proven to be a Quarterback worthy of acknowledgment.

In conclusion, Joshua Dobbs is a remarkable individual whose achievements in football, academics, and personal life truly embody greatness. His story serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes and students alike, proving that with hard work, dedication, and a strong belief in oneself, one can achieve greatness in multiple fields.

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Colton Comiskey
Colton is a sophomore at Forest Hills Central High School. This is his first year on the FHC Sports Report staff and is excited to start diving deeper into his knowledge of sports in the form of writing and journalism. Currently, he's on the FHC soccer team but has been involved in many other sports when he was younger. Apart from soccer, Colton has played football, basketball, swimming, baseball, track, and golf so his knowledge of sports is very extensive. Apart from sports, Colton enjoys hanging out with friends and watching movies. Favorite food is: Fettuccini Alfredo Favorite Sport is: Soccer Favorite Artist is: Kanye West Favorite Animal is: Dogs

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