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Awards: Earned the Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year and Bob Mitinger Memorial Award, along with Torrence Brown and Grant Haley, as the squad member who exhibits courage, character and social responsibility, at the annual team banquet.
Season: Appeared in 11 games...Saw time primarily on special teams...Forced his first career fumble on kickoff coverage in the third quarter at Maryland (11/25), a fumble which was recovered by his younger brother, Zech...One of 21 Penn Staters to enter the Fiesta Bowl having already earned a degree.
Akron (9/2): Made two tackles, both coming on special teams. at Iowa (9/23): Made one tackle on kickoff coverage in the third quarter. Indiana (9/30): Made one stop on kickoff coverage. at Northwestern (10/7): Tallied his lone stop on kickoff coverage in the first quarter, an assisted stop with Brandon Smith. at Ohio State (10/28): Had a solo stop on kickoff coverage. Rutgers (11/11): Posted one tackle on kickoff coverage. Nebraska (11/18): Made his lone stop on kickoff coverage. at Maryland (11/25): Forced his first career fumble on kickoff coverage in the third quarter, a fumble which was recovered by his younger brother, Zech...Logged a career-high three tackles, all coming on kickoff coverage...Named the coaching staff's Special Team's Player of the Week.
➤ 2016 ➤ Junior Season
Awards: Named the Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year at the annual Nittany Lion Football Banquet.
Season: Appeared six games...Made his Penn State debut against Maryland (10/8).
Maryland (10/8): Made his first tackle on kickoff coverage in the fourth quarter.
➤ 2015 ➤ Sophomore Season
Sat out the 2015 season.
➤ 2013 ➤ Nassau Community College
Played in 11 games as a running back at Nassau Community College in 2013...Ran the ball 65 times for 487 yards and four touchdowns.
➤ High School
Played at Annapolis Area Christian School for head coach Kenny Lucas...Earned first-team all-state honors and was runner-up for Offensive Player of the Year accolades...Invited to the Maryland Crab Bowl and Chesapeake Bowl...First-team all-conference in the MIAA...As a senior, led the Eagles to a 10-2 record while rushing for 1,863 yards on 166 carries (12.2 avg.) and 27 touchdowns...Compiled 2,227 all-purpose yards...Also ran track while he was at DeMatha High School and won the WCAC 100-meter dash with a time of 10.81.
Full name is Joshua David James McPhearson...Son of Gerrick and Kim McPhearson...Has six brothers, Gerrick, Derrick, Emmanuel, Jeremiah, Matthew and Zechariah, and a sister, Kimberly...Father, Gerrick Sr., played defensive back at Boston College and went on to play for the New England Patriots...Brother, Zech, is a member of the Penn State football team...Brother, Gerrick Jr., played football at Maryland and was selected by the New York Giants in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft...Brother, Derrick, played football at Illinois and played minor league baseball in the Brewers organization...Brother, Emmanuel, played football at New Mexico...Brother, Jeremiah, played football at Indiana (Pa.)...Brother, Matthew, was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft...Enjoys reading...Majoring in telecommunications...Born April 27, 1994 in Columbia, Maryland.