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Joshua Payne Scobey (born December 11, 1979) is a former American football running back and kick returner as well as a specialist on both sides of special teams. He was originally drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State. He has played for the Seattle Seahawks in his career.

Josh Scobey
No. 33, 39
Position:Running back / Kick returner
Personal information
Born: (1979-12-11) December 11, 1979 (age 39)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Del City (Del City, Oklahoma)
College:Kansas State
NFL Draft:2002 / Round: 6 / Pick: 185
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts:27
Rushing yards:89
Receiving yards:200
Total return yards:4,160
Total touchdowns:1
Player stats at


Early yearsEdit

At Del City High School, Scobey finished with the best single season rushing total in Del City High School history, with 1,829 yards (1997). He rushed for 3,303 total rushing yards, trailing only Bennie Butler (University of Oklahoma) in career rushing yards. He also finished only behind Butler in total rushing and receiving yards with 3,408.[1]

College careerEdit

Scobey played Junior College Football at NEO A&M in Miami, Oklahoma.

He then transferred to Kansas State University, where he started at running back and set a school record for rushing touchdowns.

Professional careerEdit

Scobey's NFL career began when he was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2002 NFL Draft. In 2003, Scobey led the National Football League in kick-off return yardage and was allowed to be voted for the pro bowl. He played for the Cardinals for three seasons before moving to the Seahawks. In Seattle he earned an NFC championship ring and he was Seattle's kickoff returner in Super Bowl XL against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and served as a team captain for the game and coin toss.

On May 3, 2007 Scobey signed with the Buffalo Bills, but he re-signed with the Seahawks on December 4, exactly one year after he was placed on injured reserve by the Seahawks in 2006.


Scobey is Buddhist. He practices Nichiren Buddhism through the Soka Gakkai International, and has been a practicing Buddhist since he was five years old.


  1. ^ Statistics from Del City High football program

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