Led the team with 7.2 yards per carry against Miami (Ohio) in the season opener ... finished the game with six carries for 43 yards ... broke off two runs of more than 10 yards, one 11 yards and the other 12, with both coming in the second quarter ... led all rushers in Missouri's game against Arizona State with 94 yards on nine carries, good for a 10.4 average ... helped the Tigers tie the game at 16-16 early in the second half after picking up 36 yards on a reception ... finished the game with two catches for 51 yards ... with Mizzou backed up deep in their own territory late in the fourth, Josey rumbled for 39 yards to get the Tigers near midfield
Became just the fourth Tiger in history to have a 35-yard run and 35-yard reception in the same game ... ran for 263 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries against Western Illinois, averaging 18.79 yards per attempt in just one half of work ... his 263 yards was the highest single-game output in the NCAA to that point, and was the fourth-highest single-game total in MU history ... scored from six yards and 21 yards out in the first quarter before breaking off a 68-yard score with 52 seconds left in the first half ... earned co-Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors for his showing against the Leathernecks.
Exploded for 133 yards rushing on just 14 carries against Oklahoma, good for an average of 9.5 per carry... recorded a touchdown on a 48-yard scamper in the fourth quarter against the Sooners ... carried the ball 12 times against Kansas State, picking up 55 yards on the ground with a score ... crossed the century mark for the third time this season, rushing the ball 19 times for 129 yards and a touchdown against the Iowa State Cyclones ... also opened the game with a 43-yard kickoff return, which was the longest of the year for Mizzou.
Carried the ball 25 times for 138 yards against Oklahoma State for his fourth 100-yard game of the season and a personal best in conference play ... topped that performance a week later with his third straight 100-yard rushing game in conference play, totaling 162 yards on the ground against Texas A&M ... scored on an 11-yard run in the fourth quarter to give Missouri their first lead of the game since it was 14-7 after the first ... rushed for 132 yards on just 15 carries at Baylor for this fourth straight 100-yard game ... scored twice in the first half on scampers of six yards and two yards...
Preceded that with a junior season that included 1,267 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns ... Prior to that, was an all-district linebacker as a sophomore, when he recorded 67 tackles ... High school coach - Finis Vanover.
After sitting out the 2012 season, 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. 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." Josey joins defensive lineman Kony Ealy as Tigers who have announced they will leave school early for the 2014 draft. - The Sports Xchange