7 Josh Poplar
7 Josh Poplar
Height: 6-0
Weight: 220
Year: R-Jr.
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: Knoxville Central HS
Position: LB
gp 11
tk 101.0
sac -
int 1
ffum 1

2017 (Junior, medical redshirt): Josh missed the 2017 campaign after two medical issues arose. Poplar was awarded a single-digit under previous head coach Marcus Satterfield's program of a player-vote awarding the single-digit numbers to who they felt were the toughest members of the team.

2016 (Sophomore): Poplar had a breakout season for the Golden Eagles, becoming the team's leading tackler as he recorded 105 total tackles -- 40 solo and 65 unassisted. He also broke up a pass and recovered three fumbles for eight yards and forced two. One of those fumbles recovered was for a touchdown against Mercer. Poplar was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference second team on defense.

2015 (R-Freshman): Poplar made 14 tackles last season, including four solo stops in seven games played. He also recorded one tackle-for-loss for one yard.

2014 (Freshman): Poplar was a member of the team in 2014 and spent his first season as a redshirt member of the scout team.

High School: A product of a solid football program at Knoxville Central High School, Josh was a four-year starter, one for coach Joel Helton and three for coach Joe Hassel...missed much of his junior year with a torn ACL, following an all-region season as a sophomore...twice named all-district...played running back and linebacker...competitive and versatile athlete, he also lettered four years in baseball and two in track & field...a sprinter, he competed in the 100m dash and 4x100m relay.

Personal: The son of Willie and Florence Scott Poplar...his father competed in two World Deaf Olympics (1969 and 1973) and is a member of the Knoxville Hall of Fame...born June 21, 1996 in Knoxville...full name is Joshua Taylor Zachary Poplar.

Academic: Majoring in business with an interest in health care administration…named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll…named to the 2015-16 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll…awarded the OVC Academic Medal of Honor...Poplar was a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.

Recent Games
Oct 6 Southeast Missouri L, 70-38
Oct 20 at Tennessee State L, 41-14
Oct 27 at Austin Peay L, 41-10
Nov 3 Murray State W, 27-24
Nov 10 at UT Martin L, 38-13
Nov 17 Eastern Kentucky L, 37-6
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 40 31
Assists 61 47
Tackles 101.0 78.0
Tackles per game 9.2 9.8
Sacks - -
Sack yards - -
Interceptions 1 -
Returned for touchdown 1 -
Fumble recoveries - -
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 30 at Chattanooga L, 34-10 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 6 #7 Kennesaw State L, 49-10 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 13 at Utah State L, 73-12 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at #9 Jacksonville State L, 48-20 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Eastern Illinois L, 52-38 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Southeast Missouri L, 70-38 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 at Tennessee State L, 41-14 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Austin Peay L, 41-10 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Murray State W, 27-24 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at UT Martin L, 38-13 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 17 Eastern Kentucky L, 37-6 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 30 at Chattanooga L, 34-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 6 #7 Kennesaw State L, 49-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 13 at Utah State L, 73-12 - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at #9 Jacksonville State L, 48-20 - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Eastern Illinois L, 52-38 - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Southeast Missouri L, 70-38 - - - - - - -
Oct 20 at Tennessee State L, 41-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Austin Peay L, 41-10 - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Murray State W, 27-24 - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at UT Martin L, 38-13 - - - - - - -
Nov 17 Eastern Kentucky L, 37-6 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 30 at Chattanooga L, 34-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 6 #7 Kennesaw State L, 49-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 13 at Utah State L, 73-12 - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at #9 Jacksonville State L, 48-20 - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Eastern Illinois L, 52-38 - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Southeast Missouri L, 70-38 - - - - - - -
Oct 20 at Tennessee State L, 41-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Austin Peay L, 41-10 - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Murray State W, 27-24 - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at UT Martin L, 38-13 - - - - - - -
Nov 17 Eastern Kentucky L, 37-6 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 30 at Chattanooga L, 34-10 - - - - - 0
Sep 6 #7 Kennesaw State L, 49-10 - - - - - 0
Sep 13 at Utah State L, 73-12 - - - - - 0
Sep 22 at #9 Jacksonville State L, 48-20 - - - - - 0
Sep 29 Eastern Illinois L, 52-38 - - - - - 0
Oct 6 Southeast Missouri L, 70-38 - - - - - 0
Oct 20 at Tennessee State L, 41-14 - - - - - 0
Oct 27 at Austin Peay L, 41-10 - - - - - 0
Nov 3 Murray State W, 27-24 - - - - - 0
Nov 10 at UT Martin L, 38-13 - - - - - 0
Nov 17 Eastern Kentucky L, 37-6 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 30 at Chattanooga L, 34-10 - - - - - - - -
Sep 6 #7 Kennesaw State L, 49-10 - - - - - - - -
Sep 13 at Utah State L, 73-12 - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at #9 Jacksonville State L, 48-20 - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Eastern Illinois L, 52-38 - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Southeast Missouri L, 70-38 - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 at Tennessee State L, 41-14 - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Austin Peay L, 41-10 - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Murray State W, 27-24 - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at UT Martin L, 38-13 - - - - - - - -
Nov 17 Eastern Kentucky L, 37-6 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 30 at Chattanooga L, 34-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 6 #7 Kennesaw State L, 49-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 13 at Utah State L, 73-12 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at #9 Jacksonville State L, 48-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Eastern Illinois L, 52-38 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Southeast Missouri L, 70-38 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 at Tennessee State L, 41-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Austin Peay L, 41-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Murray State W, 27-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at UT Martin L, 38-13 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 17 Eastern Kentucky L, 37-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Aug 30 at Chattanooga L, 34-10 1 - - - - 0
Sep 6 #7 Kennesaw State L, 49-10 1 - - - - 0
Sep 13 at Utah State L, 73-12 1 - - - - 0
Sep 22 at #9 Jacksonville State L, 48-20 1 - - - - 0
Sep 29 Eastern Illinois L, 52-38 1 - - - - 0
Oct 6 Southeast Missouri L, 70-38 1 - - - - 0
Oct 20 at Tennessee State L, 41-14 1 - - - - 0
Oct 27 at Austin Peay L, 41-10 1 - - - - 0
Nov 3 Murray State W, 27-24 1 - - - - 0
Nov 10 at UT Martin L, 38-13 1 - - - - 0
Nov 17 Eastern Kentucky L, 37-6 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Aug 30 at Chattanooga L, 34-10 0 - - - - 1 - - - - 0 -
Sep 6 #7 Kennesaw State L, 49-10 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 13 at Utah State L, 73-12 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 22 at #9 Jacksonville State L, 48-20 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 29 Eastern Illinois L, 52-38 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 6 Southeast Missouri L, 70-38 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 20 at Tennessee State L, 41-14 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 27 at Austin Peay L, 41-10 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 3 Murray State W, 27-24 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 10 at UT Martin L, 38-13 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 17 Eastern Kentucky L, 37-6 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 30 at Chattanooga L, 34-10 5 3 8.0 - - 0 - - - - 1 14 1 - - -
Sep 6 #7 Kennesaw State L, 49-10 3 4 7.0 - - 1 4 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 13 at Utah State L, 73-12 1 7 8.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at #9 Jacksonville State L, 48-20 4 9 13.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Eastern Illinois L, 52-38 8 12 20.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Southeast Missouri L, 70-38 1 3 4.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 at Tennessee State L, 41-14 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Austin Peay L, 41-10 6 7 13.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Murray State W, 27-24 7 6 13.0 - - 0.5 1 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at UT Martin L, 38-13 2 4 6.0 - - 0 - 1 - - - - - - - -
Nov 17 Eastern Kentucky L, 37-6 2 6 8.0 - - 0.5 1 - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2015-16 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2018-19 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 29 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2015-16 7 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - - - - -
2018-19 11 - - - - - - - -
Total 29 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2015-16 7 - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 11 - - - - - - -
Total 29 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2015-16 7 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 - - - - - - - - 0
2018-19 11 - - - - - - - 0
Total 29 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2015-16 7 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - - - - -
2018-19 11 - - - - - - - -
Total 29 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - -
2018-19 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2015-16 7 - - - - 0 .0
2016-17 11 - - - - 0 .0
2017-18 - - - - - 0 -
2018-19 11 - - - - 0 .0
Total 29 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2015-16 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 6 0.5 - - - - - 1 - - - 0
2017-18 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
2018-19 6 0.5 - - - - 1 - - - - 0
Total 12 0.4 - - - - 1 1 - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2015-16 7 4 10 14.0 2.0 - - 1 1 - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 40 65 105.0 9.5 - - 3.5 8 2 3 8 - - 1 -
2017-18 - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 11 40 61 101.0 9.2 - - 2 6 1 - - 1 14 - -
Total 29 84 136 220.0 7.6 - - 6.5 15 3 3 8 1 14 1 -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
September 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 1 - - - - - - - -
Losses 10 - - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 11 - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 1 - - - - - - -
Losses 10 - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 11 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - 0
Away 6 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 1 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 10 - - - - - - - 0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - 0
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 3 - - - - - - - 0
November 3 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 1 - - - - - - - -
Losses 10 - - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
August - - - - - - - - - -
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 11 - - - - 0 .0
Conference 8 - - - - 0 .0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 5 - - - - 0 .0
Away 6 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 1 - - - - 0 .0
Losses 10 - - - - 0 .0
-
August 1 - - - - 0 .0
September 4 - - - - 0 .0
October 3 - - - - 0 .0
November 3 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 6 0.5 - - - - 1 - - - - 0
Conference 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Away 6 1.0 - - - - 1 - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Losses 6 0.6 - - - - 1 - - - - 0
-
August 6 6.0 - - - - 1 - - - - 0
September 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
October 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
November 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 11 40 61 101.0 9.2 - - 2 6 1 - - 1 14 - -
Conference 8 31 47 78.0 9.8 - - 1 2 1 - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 21 31 52.0 10.4 - - 2 6 - - - - - - -
Away 6 19 30 49.0 8.2 - - 0 - 1 - - 1 14 - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 1 7 6 13.0 13.0 - - 0.5 1 - - - - - - -
Losses 10 33 55 88.0 8.8 - - 1.5 5 1 - - 1 14 - -
-
August 1 5 3 8.0 8.0 - - 0 - - - - 1 14 - -
September 4 16 32 48.0 12.0 - - 1 4 - - - - - - -
October 3 8 10 18.0 6.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 3 11 16 27.0 9.0 - - 1 2 1 - - - - - -