Joshua Youngblood

American football player (born 2015)
Joshua Youngblood
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens – No. 5
PositionWide receiver
MajorHuman Resource Management
Personal information
Born: (2001-01-26) January 26, 2001 (age 23)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career history
High schoolBerkeley Preparatory
(Tampa, Florida)
Career highlights and awards
  • First team All-Big 12 (2019)
  • Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year (2019)
  • Stats at

Joshua Leo Youngblood (born January 26, 2001) is an American football wide receiver and kick returner for the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens. He previously played at Kansas State and at Rutgers.

Early life and high school career

Youngblood grew up in Tampa, Florida and attended Berkeley Preparatory School, where he played wide receiver until moving to quarterback before his junior year. He passed for 672 yards and eight touchdowns while rushing for 855 yards and 11 touchdowns.[1] As a senior, Youngblood rushed 1,326 yards and 15 touchdowns on 206 carries while throwing for 384 yards and five touchdowns and catching one pass for a 73-yard touchdown.[2] Youngblood initially committed to play college football at Temple, but later changed his commitment to Kansas State over offers from Boston College, Air Force and Navy, who recruited him to play quarterback.[3][4]

College career

Kansas State

As a true freshman, Youngblood served as the Wildcats' primary kick returner and returned 13 kickoffs for 495 yards and three touchdowns and was named first team All-Big 12 Conference and the conference Special Teams Player of the Year.[5][6] He also caught nine passes for 73 yards and rushed 11 times for 55 yards and a touchdown on offense.[7] Youngblood was named a preseason All-American by Phil Steele, ESPN and CBS Sports entering his sophomore season.[8][9] After appearing in only two of Kansas State's first four games and recording no receptions, Youngblood entered the transfer portal.[10]


Youngblood announced that he would be transferring to Rutgers in November, 2020.[11][12] In his first season with the team he played in nine games and had six catches for 52 yards and one touchdown and returned seven kicks for 156 yards.[13] As a senior, Youngblood caught six passes for 74 yards and returned six kickoffs for 129 yards. After the season, he decided to utilize the extra year of eligibility granted to college athletes who played in the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic and entered the NCAA transfer portal for a second time.[14]


Youngblood join the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens as a graduate transfer.[15]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Bench press
5 ft 9+38 in
(1.76 m)
185 lb
(84 kg)
30+34 in
(0.78 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
4.54 s 1.66 s 2.66 s 20 reps
All values from Pro Day[16]


  1. ^ "LB Jaylen Harrell's stock is rising and three other things to know about Berkeley Prep". Tampa Bay Times. May 14, 2018. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  2. ^ Linton, Chance (February 1, 2019). "Power Five commitment recap: Jan. 26-Feb. 1". Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  3. ^ Narducci, Marc (July 4, 2018). "Temple football celebrates Fourth of July with six commitments". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  4. ^ "Before Joshua Youngblood was a star returner at K-State, Navy wanted him to play QB". Wichita Eagle. December 29, 2019. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  5. ^ "Expectations remain high for Kansas State's kickoff return unit". The Manhattan Mercury. September 9, 2020. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  6. ^ Scarborough, Alex (August 31, 2020). "Without further ado, this fall's top 15 most exciting college football players". Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  7. ^ "How Joshua Youngblood ended up living with K-State coach Chris Klieman this spring". Wichita Eagle. July 30, 2020. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  8. ^ Fritchen, D. Scott (August 21, 2020). "Josh Youngblood named All-American, carries big goals for 2020". Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  9. ^ Larnerd, Greg (September 8, 2020). "ESPN Names Preseason CFB All-Americans, LSU With Two". Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  10. ^ Rittenberg, Adam (October 13, 2020). "Kansas State WR Joshua Youngblood to transfer portal". Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  11. ^ "Rutgers football lands Joshua Youngblood, Kansas State transfer and All-American". Asbury Park Press. November 29, 2020. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  12. ^ Hunt, Todderick (December 2, 2020). "13 cool facts about Rutgers' newest pledge Josh Youngblood, who was coached by Greg Schiano in high school". Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  13. ^ Nalwasky, Chris (April 12, 2022). "WR Josh Youngblood making moves in second year with Rutgers Football". Retrieved September 8, 2023.
  14. ^ Fonseca, Brian (December 5, 2022). "Rutgers WR enters transfer portal as position depth gets thinner". Retrieved September 8, 2023.
  15. ^ "Ex-Kansas State and Rutgers player Joshua Youngblood now at Delaware". The News Journal. August 8, 2023. Retrieved September 8, 2023.
  16. ^ "2024 NFL Draft Scout Joshua Youngblood College Football Profile". Retrieved March 28, 2024.

External links

  • Kansas State Wildcats bio
  • Rutgers Scarlet Knights bio
  • Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens bio
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