A native of Angleton, Texas, the Tigers pried Josey out of the state despite interest from the likes of TCU, Texas Tech, Texas A&M and Baylor.He was named the team's freshman of the year after finishing second on the team with 437 rushing yards, averaging 5.8 yards per carry in 2010.Josey (5-10, 190) rushed for 1,168 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore in 2011 before suffering a gruesome season-ending knee injury on Nov. 12 that nearly proved to be career-ending as he tore his left anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and patellar tendon.It took nearly two years of intensive rehab before Josey finally returned to the field in 2013."A blessing," he said about his return in August. "A very crazy blessing."Josey returned to rush for 1,166 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2013, and closed out his career by earning offensive MVP honors in the Tigers' Cotton Bowl victory over Oklahoma State. Highly productive when healthy, Josey will first need to satisfy any concerns about the strength of his knee during medical evaluations, but could quickly rise up draft boards with good workouts leading up to May's draft."This is really a bittersweet decision to make," Josey said in a statement released by Missouri's athletic department Tuesday. "I'm so grateful to Mizzou and my coaches and teammates and fans for all of their support and everything they've meant to me these past four years. It's difficult to think I won't be with them next year."But I'm really excited to have a chance to play professionally and work on fulfilling a dream I've had since I was a little kid."
05/13/2014 - Eagles Sign 15 Rookie Free Agents: Henry Josey, RB - Missouri...After overcoming remarkable odds following a knee injury sustained late in the 2011 season, Josey returned to action in 2013 and became just the second Missouri running back to post two 1,000-yard seasons in a career, tallying 1,166 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns as a junior. Prior to his injury, Josey totaled the fifth-best rushing season in team history in 2011, recording 1,168 yards and nine touchdowns while ranking first in the Big 12 and fifth nationally in rushing at the time of the injury. A two-way star at Angleton (TX) High School, he earned all-district honors as a running back and defensive back as a senior in 2009. - PhiladelphiaEagles.com