Name: Josh Smith
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Discipline(s): Sitting Volleyball
Position: Middle Hitter/ OPP
Height: 6-2
Weight: 165
DOB: 5/5/1987
Birthplace: Riverside, Calif.
Hometown: Mesquite, Texas
High School: North Mesquite High School
College: University of Central Oklahoma
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016: Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (8th Place)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 – World ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (6th Place)
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  • Josh served in the Marine Corp from 2005-2015, serving a tour of duty in Fallujah, Iraq from 2008-09.
  • 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.