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#71 Josh Wells
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 310
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Mechanicsville, Va.
High School: Hanover
Major: Sports Management
Experience: 3 Letters
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Career Highlights

  • Ranked as JMU’s top returning offensive lineman and a pro prospect
  • Started all 11 games in 2012 and eight games on the offensive line in 2011 after moving back during 2011 spring drills
  • Shifted to the defensive line during the 2010 season and saw action in 11 contests
  • Recovered a fumble at Richmond in 2010

2012: Started all 11 games on the season on the offensive line... Led an offense that ranked fourth in rushing offense in the CAA at 209.0 yards per game and 4.6 yards per rush... Blocked for Dae’Quan Scott, who ranked third in the CAA in rushing at 86.8 yards per game and earned Second Team All-CAA honors.

2011: Started the first eight games of the season on the offensive line  to garner his second JMU letter before an injury sidelined him the remainder of the year.

2010: Played in all 11 games to earn his first letter... Moved from tight end to the defensive line to fill the holes in an injury depleted group... Recovered a fumble at Richmond.

2009: Retained the year of eligibility by redshirting during his true freshman season.

High School: Four year starter at quarterback for Hanover, where he threw for more than 4,000 yards and 28 touchdowns while running for more than 900 yards and five scores in his career... Earned First-Team All-Capital District his senior year after garnering Second Team accolades as a junior... Also was selected as Honorable Mention All-Central Region his final year after serving as team captain for two years... Led his team to a Region title game his junior season.