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Josh Tukes
Josh  Tukes
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Covington, Ga.

High School:
Newton

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 225

Position:
DL


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 freshman 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.