Josh Doctson (born December 3, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas Christian, and was drafted by the Redskins in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.[22]



Early years

Doctson attended Mansfield Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas, where he was a three-year letterman in both football and basketball. In his first season of football as a junior, he saw action in six games and hauled in 18 passes for 220 yards with a long of 25. As a senior in 2010, he caught 35 passes for 558 yards and 5 touchdowns in nine games, earned first-team All-District 5-5A honors and was voted a team captain, as well as being selected Legacy's Most Valuable Player.

Doctson was rated by as a three-star recruit. He committed to the University of Wyoming to play college football on December 14, 2010, choosing the Cowboys over Duke and Tulsa.

College career

Doctson had 35 receptions for 393 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games as a true freshman at Wyoming in 2011.[4] After the season, he transferred to Texas Christian University (TCU).[5][6] After sitting out 2012 due to NCAA transfer rules, Doctson played in 12 games with six starts in his first year at TCU in 2013. He had 36 receptions for 440 yards and four touchdowns that season. As a junior in 2014, Doctson had 65 receptions for school records of 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns.[7]

College statistics

YearTeamRecYardsAvgLongRec TDs
College Totals2143,17714.88434

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40‑yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20‑ss3‑coneVert jumpBroadBP
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
202 lb
(92 kg)
31 78 in
(0.81 m)
9 78 in
(0.25 m)
4.50 s1.58 s2.62 s4.08 s6.84 s41 in
(1.04 m)
10 ft 11 in
(3.33 m)
14 reps
All values from NFL Combine[8]

Doctson was drafted in the first round, 22nd overall, by the Washington Redskins in the 2016 NFL Draft.[9]

Doctson sat out the preseason due to an Achilles injury. He made his first career reception in the season opener in a 16–38 loss on Monday Night Football to the Pittsburgh Steelers.[12] During pregame warmups in Week 3 against the New York Giants, Doctson aggravated his Achilles injury keeping him sidelined until October 21, 2016, when he was placed on injured reserve.[22]