Kentucky held its annual spring game, the Blue/White game, on Saturday, April 21 at Commonwealth Stadium.
- SEC Academic Honor Roll (2012)
Played linebacker last season after beginning his collegiate career as a wide receiver ... Moved to the hybrid linebacker/safety in 2011 at mid-season after beginning the season as a wide receiver ... Continues to develop as he only began playing football as a junior in high school ... Good student, placing on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in nine games, missing three because of injury ... Totaled 13 tackles, with a season high of four at Arkansas and at Missouri ... Made a three-yard tackle for loss at Vanderbilt.
2011 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Began the season as a wide receiver, then moved to the hybrid linebacker/safety position midway through the season.
High School: First-team all-state as a senior by the Louisville Courier-Journal ... Also named to the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" listing of the top-22 players in Kentucky ... Won three regional player of the year awards ... Dual-threat ability showed on both offense and defense ... At wide receiver, caught 46 passes for 855 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior ... As a defensive back, he picked off seven passes during his senior season and returned three for touchdowns ... Also had an 85-yard fumble return for a TD ... Gifted athlete who was a star in both football and basketball ... A long-time basketball standout, he began playing football as a junior and excelled immediately ... Earned honorable-mention all-state honors in his first year in football, an indication of his quick aptitude for the sport, while helping lead Tilghman High School to the Class AAA state championship ... Intercepted three passes in the state championship game as the Tilghman defense posted a shutout ... Coached by Randy Wyatt, who played at Kentucky in the mid-1990s ... "The first thing about Josh is that he is such a good person - well-mannered, coachable, a quiet leader," Wyatt said. "He's such an athlete and a very physical player, the sky's the limit for him." ... Honorable-mention all-state in basketball as a junior and senior, leading Tilghman to the First Region championship and a berth in the Sweet 16 state tournament during his junior year ... Participated in track in the 400-meter dash and a pair of relays.
Personal: Born in Paducah, Ky. ... Son of Iris Horice and Tony Horice ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and God's Pantry (2012).
Josh Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: President ... If I could be on any reality TV show, it would be: Jersey Shore ... The coolest thing about UK is: the football family ... Something people might not know about me: I have only played football three years.