CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Josh Dobbs, former University of Tennessee quarterback, will be in Clarksville July 17. Dobbs will be the special guest for “A Night of Champions” at Hilldale Baptist Church Family Life Center, 250 Old Farmers Road.
Dobbs had a standout career at Tennessee, starting his junior and senior seasons and helping the Vols to three consecutive bowl game wins from 2014-16. In 37 career games, Dobbs completed 614-of-999 passes for 7,138 yards and 53 touchdowns. He completed 63 percent of his passes as a senior (225-of-357) for 2,946 yards and 27 TDs. He was also a threat to run, totaling 2,160 yards and 32 touchdowns on 438 carries for his collegiate career.
While the Big Orange highlights were many, two stand out above the rest. In back-to-back weeks in his senior season (2016), Dobbs guided the Vols to a thrilling win over 38-28 Florida at Neyland Stadium and then threw a Hail Mary to Jauan Jennings on the final play to beat Georgia 34-31 in Athens as part of a 5-0 start to the season. With Dobbs leading the way, Tennessee beat Iowa in the TaxSlayer Bowl, Northwestern in the Outback Bowl and Nebraska in the Music City Bowl in consecutive seasons.
Dobbs was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round (135th pick overall) of the 2017 NFL draft and currently serves as the back-up to Ben Roethlisberger. He played in five games last season, completing 6-of-12 passes for 43 yards.