Josh McCown is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL) He attended Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, Texas, where he was named the East Texas Player of the Year and earned All-State honorable mention honors as a senior. McCown then played three seasons of college football for the Mustangs of Southern Methodist University, where he passed for totals of 4,022 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 34 interceptions.
McCown grew up on a ranch in Jacksonville, Texas and attended Jacksonville High School. He had a significant growth spurt in high school that helped his football career. McCown later said “My first driver’s license said 5-foot-4. At 16, I was 5-4.” A coach of McCown’s also said “We knew Josh was going to be a good football player if he ever grew. But it sure took a while.
McCown played three collegiate seasons for the SMU Mustangs of Southern Methodist University from 1998 to 2000, passing for 4,022 yards and 27 touchdowns, but also threw 34 interceptions. He started 25 total games for the Mustangs. He played in nine games, starting five, for the Mustangs his freshman season in 1998, completing 46 of 99 passes for 619 yards and seven touchdowns with eight interceptions.
McCown previously spent time as a volunteer quarterbacks coach for the Marvin Ridge High School Mavericks of Waxhaw, North Carolina. The team’s head coach said, “He just walked into my office one day and asked if he could help out.” In 2010, prior to signing with the Colonials, McCown began helping the Mavericks during the offseason. After the 2010 UFL season ended, McCown spent another offseason volunteering with the Mavericks. He then left the school upon being signed by the 49ers in August 2011 but returned once the 49ers released him in September 2011.
During the 2017 offseason, McCown, his wife Natalie, and their four children moved from Waxhaw, North Carolina to Waxahachie, Texas. He is a Christian. He grew up a Dallas Cowboys fan. His inspiration for wearing No. 12, the jersey number that he wore the majority of his career, comes from Roger Staubach, who also wore No. 12. He was also a fan of Cowboys players Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman. He was a fan of quarterbacks Joe Montana, John Elway, and Randall Cunningham.
- Full Name: Joshua Treadwell McCown
- Date of Birth: July 4, 1979
- Age: 40
- Birth Place: Jacksonville, Texas
- Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
- Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
- School: Sam Houston State University
- High school: Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Texas)
- College: Sam Houston State
- NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 3 / Pick: 81
- Spouse: Natalie McCown
- Current team: Philadelphia Eagles (Quarterback)
- Children: Aiden McCown, Aubrey McCown, Bridget McCown, Owen McCown
- Position: Quarterback
- Net Worth: $16 million
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