THURSDAY, JUNE 02, 2011
Josh Philpart listed among top 10 receivers nationally
Senior Josh Philpart already has set the single-season and career records in his first three years at Jacksonville. The wide out netted another accomplishment this offseason, earning a spot on The Sports Network’s Football Championship Subdivision’s Preseason Top-10 Receivers list and College Football Performance Awards wide receiver watch list.

Philpart was an integral part of JU’s high-octane passing attack, posting 12 touchdown catches as a junior. His 48 receptions were 20 more than the next closest teammate; racking up 800 receiving yards en route to claiming a first team all-conference spot for the second time in his career.

At 6-1, 175 pounds, Philpart is a vertical threat that propelled a JU offense that led the FCS in scoring, averaging 42.2 points per game in 2010. Over the last two seasons, he has caught 25 touchdown passes and is the school’s all-time leader in receiving yardage with 2,156 with one more season of eligibility remaining.

“Coach Kerwin Bell lauds Philpart's ability to run routes,” The Sports Network wrote in its release. “Philpart's best attribute might be his hands because he rarely drops a pass.”

A native of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Philpart also was named a top-10 wide receiver last season. As a sophomore in 2009, he set the school record for most receiving yards in a season (912) and receiving touchdowns (13) to earn unanimous first team all-Pioneer Football League honors.

Philpart caught four-or-more passes in nine of JU’s 11 games last season, leading the Dolphins to a 10-1 record and the second PFL championship in the program’s history.