Robert Joshua Dobbs is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He played college football for the Tennessee Volunteers. Dobbs has alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease causing hair loss. He was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
About Joshua Dobbs in brief
Robert Joshua Dobbs is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He played college football for the Tennessee Volunteers, and was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Dobbs has alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease causing hair loss, which first developed when he was transitioning from elementary to junior high school. As a senior with the Alpharetta Raiders football team, he threw for 3,625 yards with 29 touchdowns. He originally committed to Arizona State University to play college football, but in February 2013, he changed his commitment to the University of Tennessee. The university presented him with the 2017 Torchbearer Award, the highest honor for an undergraduate student, which recognizes accomplishments in the community and academics. He received two Offensive Player of the Week honors from the Southeastern Conference, both of which came from his combined passing and rushing performances in each game in the 2015 season. He was named the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl MVP in Tennessee’s 45–28 victory over Iowa. He finished the 2014 season with 469 yards rushing and eight rushing touchdowns in just six games. He is the son of Stephanie and Robert Dobbs, a region manager in corporate human resources and a senior vice president for Wells Fargo bank.
His father retired from United Parcel Service as a region Manager in corporatehuman resources and his father is a senior Vice President for Wells Wells Fargo. He has a younger brother, Robert Jr., who is also a professional football player and a junior at Georgia Tech. He also has a brother, David, who plays for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team. He attended Wesleyan School and then Alphareeta High School. He started his college football career as a true freshman with four starts. He took over as the starter in November after starter Justin Worley was injured in a 45–10 loss against the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant–Denny Stadium. In the 27–14 victory against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium, Dobbs threw his first two career touchdown passes and had a 40-yard rushing touchdown. He completed 72-of-121 passes for 695 yards with two touchdowns and six interceptions and also rushed for 189 yards and a touchdown in his true freshman season. In his sophomore season, he helped Tennessee reach their first bowl game since the 2010 season. His performance against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the 45–42 comeback win in overtime was the most passing yards in a freshman debut since 2004; Erik Ainge and Brent Schaefer.