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Josh Smith

Volleyball

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Position: Middle/OPP
Height: 6-2
Weight: 165
Hometown/ Current residence: Riverside, Cali./ Edmond, Okla.
Birth year: 1987
College/Major/Grad Year: University of Central Oklahoma/Management and information systems/2009
Nature of disability: Below the knee amputee, right leg
Joined the team: 2013

MOST NOTABLE

  • Josh served in the Marine Corp from 2005-2015

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
2016 –
World ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (6th Place)

DID YOU KNOW

  • Josh’s right leg was amputated in 2013 following a firearms accident during which a 12-gauge shotgun round hit his leg around the ankle, severing his Achilles tendon, multiple arteries and destroying tissue and ligaments. After doctors gave him a 5 percent chance of full recovery, he decided to have the affected area removed.
  • Josh served in the Marine Corps from 2005 to 2015, serving a tour of duty in Fallujah, Iraq from 2008-09.                                                                                                              

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