PRO: The Titans selected Josh Carraway in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft to add depth to the outside linebacker position. As a rookie, Carraway split time between the active roster and practice squad while appearing in one contest. The 6-foot-3-inch, 242-pounder was a two-time All-Big 12 first-team player that found success rushing the passer at Texas Christian. Carraway led the team in sacks in each of his final two campaigns on campus. He also has a knack for creating turnovers having notched four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception for the Horned Frogs.
• Carraway registered a combined 17 sacks in his final two seasons at Texas Christian and became the first player to lead the Horned Frogs in sacks in consecutive years since former first-round pick Jerry Hughes in 2008-09.
• Carraway is interested in raising more awareness for heart disease. His mother, Valerie Taylor, passed away from the disease when Josh was just seven years old.
• Carraway’s father, Glenn, was on the first basketball team at UT San Antonio and he played pro ball briefly in Mexico. Josh grew up playing basketball and is a huge fan of Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki.
• The Flower Mound, Texas, native was selected by the Titans in the seventh round (227th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.
• Released by the Titans on Oct. 3, 2017 and signed to the practice squad two days later.
• Signed by the Titans to the active roster from their practice squad on Dec. 9, 2017.
• During a four-year career at Texas Christian, Carraway played in 43 games and amassed 133 tackles, 19 sacks, 27.5 stops for loss, four fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, an interception and two passes defensed. He was a two-time All-Big 12 first-team honoree and a 2016 Academic All-Big 12 recipient.
• As a senior (2016), received first team All-Big 12 honors after starting all 13 games and tallying 49 tackles, eight sacks, 11 tackles for loss, five quarterback hurries and a forced fumble. Became the first player to lead the Horned Frogs in sacks in consecutive years since Jerry Hughes (2008-09).
• As a junior (2015), named first team All-Big 12 and second team Associated Press All-Big 12 after starting all 13 games and posting 47 tackles with 11.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks. Also notched three fumble recoveries, two pass breakups and a forced fumble.
• As a redshirt sophomore (2014), appeared in all 13 games, including seven starts and totaled 33 tackles, two sacks, five stops for loss, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
• As a sophomore (2013), redshirted.
• Graduated in May 2016 with a degree in criminal justice from Texas Christian.
• Attended Marcus (Flower Mound, Texas) High School and was named first team All-District 8-5A and honorable-mention all-state.
• As a senior (2011), played defensive end and totaled 51 tackles, including 13 sacks.
• Follow Carraway on Twitter at @JoshuaCarraway.
• Follow Carraway on Instagram at @joshua_carraway.
• Has two younger sisters, Brittni (21) and Cana (15), and one brother, Jacobi (35).
• In his spare time Carraway enjoys bowling, paintballing and playing XBox (Call of Duty).
• In the future he would like to travel to Hawaii, Japan, London and the United Arab Emirates.
• List of favorites: (movie) “I, Robot”; (TV shows) “The Office” and “Game of Thrones”; (musician or band) Lil Wayne; (childhood sports teams) Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Cowboys; (athlete as a child) Dirk Nowitzki; (food) burgers; and (guilty pleasure) Sour Skittles.
• Born Joshua Silas Carraway on April 13, 1994 in Mesquite, Texas.
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