He is only the second Mizzou running back to post two 1,000-yard seasons, as he ran for 1,168 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore in 2011 before sustaining a season-ending knee injury in game #10 against Texas. That injury kept him out all of the 2012 season.
Josey starred for the Tigers in their dramatic Cotton Bowl win, as he ran for three touchdowns, including the game-winning score from 16 yards out with 3:08 left in the contest. He also scored from 25 yards out earlier in the quarter to break a 17-17 tie, after he opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 3-yard run that staked Mizzou to a 7-0 lead. Josey finished the game with 92 yards rushing, and also caught a pass for 10 yards. He ended his junior season with 1,166 yards rushing and ranked second in the Southeastern Conference with 16 touchdowns.
Sat out the season while continuing recovery from knee injury sustained late in 2011.
Suffered a season-ending knee injury against Texas ... Despite the injury, totaled the fifth-best rushing season in team history with 1,168 yards, nine touchdowns and an 8.1 ypc average ... At the time of the injury led the Big 12 Conference and ranked fifth nationally in rushing (finished 2nd and 12th, respectively) 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 midfieldBecame 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...
Was named the team's freshman of the year for his contributions to MU's 10-win season ... Was 2nd on the team with 437 rushing yards, and his 5.8 average per carry tied for best on the team among those with 25 tries or more ... Burst onto the scene with a record-setting day in the home opener against McNeese State, running for 112 yards on seven carries and 3 TDs (6, 6 and 62 yards) ... Scored on three of his first four carries ... Was the first true freshman to score three TDs for MU since 1995 (Corby Jones) ... Ran the ball eight times for 54 yards against Miami (Ohio) ... Had a 28-yard TD run against Miami ... Had a team-high 14 carries against Oklahoma for 64 yards ... Also had one reception for nine yards against OU ... Ran the ball nine times for 49 yards in the win over Kansas and scored on a 10-yard run in the 2nd quarter of the Insight Bowl against Iowa.
Starred as a running back and in a number of roles on defense ... Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 39 overall prospect in the athlete category ... Also rated by Rivals.com as the No. 51 overall talent in the state of Texas this year ... Was an all-district running back each of his last two seasons, while also earning all-district honors as a defensive back as a senior ... On offense in 2009, ran for 1,369 yards and 15 touchdowns, while adding a pair of receiving scores as well.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.
Grandparents - Thomas & Eula Josey ... Lists hobbies as fishing and relaxing ... Chose Mizzou over TCU, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Purdue and Baylor, among others.