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    42 Josiah Sears  
    Josiah Sears

    Hometown:
    Greenfield, Ind.

    High School:
    Greenfield Central

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 257

    Position:
    FB


    09/30/2006

    Indiana vs. Wisconsin (9/30/06)

    Indiana vs. Wisconsin (9/30/06)

    09/02/2006

    Western Michigan vs. Indiana - September 2, 2006

    Western Michigan vs. Indiana - September 2, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)

    2007 (Senior): One of two Hoosier captains ... played all 13 games, totaling 114 rushing yards, 147 receiving yards and six touchdowns ... capped his career with a 5-yard touchdown run at the Insight Bowl vs. Oklahoma State ... ran the ball six times for 16 yards and a touchdown against Indiana State ... caught a pair of balls for 40 yards, including his first career TD reception, against WMU ... posted his third straight game with a TD on a one-yard TD catch against Akron ... caught a career-high seven passes for 58 yards and ran for a pair of touchdowns against Iowa ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2006 (Junior): Finished second on the team with four rushing touchdowns ... picked up 232 yards on the season on 40 carries, including his first career 100-yard game with 100 yards on nine carries against Wisconsin ... scored a pair of touchdowns against Illinois for his first multi-score game a month after posting his first career touchdown in IU's season-opening win against Western Michigan ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2005 (Sophomore): Rushed for 103 yards on 24 carries ... best contest came against Michigan State on Oct. 29 when he rumbled for 33 yards on two carries and 22 yards on a pair of catches for 55 all-purpose yards.

    2004 (Freshman): Appeared in all 11 games and played a season-high 32 snaps at home against Michigan State ... had one reception for four yards in the season opener vs. Central Michigan and posted two tackles on the year, one each against Minnesota and at Illinois.

    2003: Redshirted the 2003 season.

    Prep: A letterwinner in football, basketball and baseball at Greenfield Central High School ... also a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society ... rushed for a total of 3,485 yards, 1,730 of those coming during his senior season ... captain of the football team his junior and senior years as well as being named to the Hoosier Heritage Conference team ... selected as the 2002 Most Valuable Player and was named to the all-state squad.

    Personal: Born on March 14, 1985, Josiah Paul Sears is a finance major.

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