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Josh Liddell
Josh Liddell

#28 Josh Liddell

Defensive Back | Senior | 6-1 | 211 | Pine Bluff, Ark. | Dollarway Senior HS

2017 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER: Veteran defensive back who started 37 of 50 games played in four seasons … Finished with 31 straight starts … Totaled 177 tackles, including 3.5 for loss, five interceptions, three forced fumbles and nine pass breakups … Led the team in tackles in three games (twice in 2016 and once in 2015) … Made his first two career starts as a freshman in 2014 … Represented Arkansas at the NCAA’s 2017 Career in Sports Forum … Three-time member of the Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned his degree in recreation and sport management in December 2017.

2017 (SENIOR): Started all 12 games at free safety … Finished fourth on the team in tackles (50) … Recorded one interception, forced one fumble and broke up one pass … Tallied a season-high seven tackles three times … vs. No. 23 TCU (Sept. 9): Had four tackles and forced one fumble … vs. No. 21 Auburn (Oct. 21): Turned in a season-high in tackles (7) … at Ole Miss (Oct. 28): Collected four tackles in the 38-37 win … Broke up a pass and then two plays later returned an interception 54 yards, the team’s longest interception return of the season … His interception set up a three-play, 21-yard touchdown drive … vs. Coastal Carolina (Nov. 4): Matched his season high in tackles (7) … at No. 24 LSU (Nov. 11): Equaled his season high in tackles (7).

2016 (JUNIOR): Started all 13 games at free safety, which pushed his streak to 20 straight … Ranked second on the team and led all defensive backs in tackles with 63 … Recorded 2.0 tackles for loss (-8) … Tied for the team lead in interceptions with two … Logged at least eight tackles in three games … Collected multiple tackles in all 13 games … vs. Alcorn State (Oct. 1): Recorded his first interception of the season in the third quarter, which led to an Arkansas TD five plays later … vs. No. 12 Ole Miss (Oct. 15):Matched his career high and tied for the team lead in tackles with nine, including six in the first half … vs. No. 11 Florida (Nov. 5): Broke up a pass, which teammate Santos Ramirez intercepted and returned 25 yards for a score on the first play of Florida’s first offensive series … Picked off a pass of his own early in the second quarter … Helped hold the Gators to 241 yards of total offense, including a season-low 12 yards rushing on 14 carries.

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 13 games and made 10 starts … Started the final seven contests of the season … Ranked sixth on the team in tackles with 52 … Tallied 1.5 tackles for loss, forced one fumble and broke up three passes … Tied for the team lead in interceptions with two … Logged at least eight tackles in three games … Totaled 23 tackles, including 1.0 for loss, and one interception during his last four games … at No. 8 Alabama (Oct. 10): Pulled down his first career interception in the first quarter … vs. Auburn (Oct. 24): Made a career-high nine tackles, forced one fumble and broke up two passes … Broke up a fourth-down pass during the fourth overtime to end the game and help Arkansas clinch the victory … at No. 9 LSU (Nov. 14): Made eight tackles, including four solo stops … vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 21): Followed up with nine tackles, including six of the solo variety … vs. Missouri (Nov. 27): Notched his second interception of the season on fourth-and-10 at the 1:10 mark in the fourth quarter … vs. Kansas State (Jan. 2): Credited with five tackles and one pass breakup in the 2016 AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

2014 (TRUE FRESHMAN): Saw action in 12 games and started two at strong safety as a true freshman … Registered 12 tackles and one pass breakup on the year … vs. Northern Illinois (Sept. 20): Recorded four tackles in the non-conference win … vs. No. 8 Ole Miss (Nov. 22): Notched his first career start and registered three tackles in Arkansas’ second-consecutive shutout win … vs. Texas (Dec. 29): Posted two tackles in the Razorbacks’ AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl victory.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN … Ranked No. 3 overall in Arkansas and as the No. 38 safety in the country by 247Sports … Played on both sides of the ball, seeing action at safety, running back and quarterback … Led Dollarway High School to an undefeated conference season, the 2-4A title and the semifinal round of the state playoffs playing quarterback in 2013 … As a senior, he completed 44 of 58 passes for 1,257 yards and 15 touchdowns while also rushing 112 times for 1,278 yards and 21 touchdowns … Tallied 45 tackles, three interceptions and five pass breakups … In his junior season, he made 50 tackles and four interceptions while contributing 1,500 rushing yards, 300 receiving yards and 13 total touchdowns … As a sophomore, he recorded 45 tackles and 12 interceptions in addition to 800 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns … Coached by Cortez Lee … Chose Arkansas over many offers, including Boise State.

PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 15, 1996 … Son of James and Vickie Ann Liddell.


2017 Game-By-Game

Florida A&M1/11120.0-00.0-000-00-000
vs. Texas A&M1/12130.0-00.0-000-00-000
New Mexico State1/11010.0-00.0-000-00-000
at South Carolina1/11010.0-00.0-000-00-000
at Alabama1/12020.0-00.0-000-00-000
at Ole Miss1/11340.0-00.0-000-01-5401
Coastal Carolina1/15270.0-00.0-000-00-000
at LSU1/12570.0-00.0-000-00-000
Mississippi State1/11010.0-00.0-000-00-000

2016 Game-By-Game

LOUISIANA TECH1/13250.0-00.0-000-00-000
at TCU1/11230.0-00.0-000-00-000
TEXAS STATE1/10220.0-00.0-000-00-000
vs. Texas A&M1/13141.0-30.0-000-00-001
ALCORN STATE1/14261.0-50.0-000-01-200
OLE MISS1/18190.0-00.0-010-00-001
at Auburn1/14480.0-00.0-000-00-000
at Mississippi State1/13250.0-00.0-000-00-001
at Missouri1/12020.0-00.0-000-00-000
vs. Virginia Tech1/10550.0-00.0-000-00-000

2015 Game-By-Game

vs TAMU1/01010.0-00.0-000-00-000
at TEN1/00000.0-00.0-000-00-000
at ALA1/00000.0-00.0-000-01-000
at MISS1/12240.0-00.0-000-00-000
at LSU1/14480.0-00.0-000-00-000
vs K-STATE1/14150.0-00.0-000-00-001

Career Stats