Josh Tukes
LB

Josh Tukes

#47

LB

Year RS Freshman
Height 6-6
Weight 215
Hometown Covington, Ga.
Last School Newton
Josh Tukes

Biography

2017 (True Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Played just one season of football at Newton H.S. (coach Terrance Banks) … Was voted team captain in his only season of prep football … High-school teammate and co-captain with fellow Georgia Tech teammate Jaquan Henderson … Outstanding athlete was a four-year basketball letterwinner as a power forward/center … Earned all-region honors as a junior and all-county recognition as a senior on the hardcourt … Helped lead Newton’s boys basketball team to back-to-back region championships as a junior (2015-16) and senior (2016-17) … Terrific student finished in top 10 of his class of 500 academically.

Personal: Full name is Joshua Young Tukes … Born Nov. 24, 1998 … Son of Timothy and Jennifer Tukes … Youngest of three siblings … Father, Timothy, played tight end at Fayetteville State (1990-91) … Started playing football at age six … Majoring in biomedical engineering … Is interested in a career producing prosthetic limbs.