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Josh Booty
Position(s)
Quarterback
Jersey #(s)
12,14
Born April 29, 1975 (1975-04-29) (age 34)
Starkville, Mississippi
Career information
Year(s) 20012003
NFL Draft 2001 / Round: 6 / Pick: 172
College Louisiana State
Professional teams
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career stats
TDs-INTs 1-1
Passing Yards 13
QB Rating 40.625
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements
Josh Booty
Outfielder
Born: April 29, 1975 (1975-04-29) (age 34)
Starkville, Mississippi
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 24, 1996 for the Florida Marlins
Last MLB appearance
April 11, 1998 for the Florida Marlins
Career statistics
Batting average     .269
Hits     7
RBIs     4
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Joshua Gibson Booty (born April 29, 1975 in Starkville, Mississippi) is a National Football League quarterback and former Major League Baseball third baseman. He is currently a free agent after being waived by the Oakland Raiders. He is the older brother of Tennessee Titans Practice Squad Quarterback John David Booty.

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Pro Football Career

Booty is a free agent quarterback for the National Football League.

Booty was taken as the 177th pick (6th round) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He was the 11th quarterback taken, behind Michael Vick of Virginia Tech, Drew Brees of Purdue, Quincy Carter of Georgia, Marques Tuiasosopo of Washington, Chris Weinke of Florida State, Sage Rosenfels of Iowa State, Jesse Palmer of Florida, Mike McMahon of Rutgers, A.J. Feeley of Oregon and Josh Heupel of Oklahoma.

High School (1991-1994)

Booty went to Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana. Booty was named to the All-Time National High School All-American team by Dick Butkus along with Joe Namath and John Elway.

As quarterback for the football team, he threw for 11,700 yards and 126 touchdowns, becoming the first high school player in history to throw for more than 10,000 yards (all this despite missing the last four games of his senior year due to a broken hand). As a result of his performance Booty was named the USA Today Offensive Player of the Year and was named the National High School Player of the Year by at least six associations, including Parade and the Football News.

As a shortstop for the baseball team, he was a four-time All-State choice at shortstop. As a senior, he batted .429 with 20 intentional walks, 25 stolen bases, and 12 home runs with only 70 at bats. He was also the starting shortstop for the U.S. Junior Olympic National Team that won the silver medal.He was a USA Today All-American shortstop. Booty also won a silver medal in the 1993 U.S. Olympic Festival. He was the 5th pick overall in the 1994 Major League Baseball Draft by the Florida Marlins.

Highly recruited by major college football programs from across the country, Booty decided to sign with the Marlins for a then-record $1.6 million signing bonus.

Baseball career (1994-1998)

Booty was the fifth pick overall in the 1st round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft (1994).Booty spent five years in the Marlins organization, career .269 hitter in the big leagues. Josh holds the Kane County Cougars and entire Midwest League single-season strikeout record. The Marlins reportedly paid him around $1 million to $1.2 million if he didn't play football in the duration of his contract, but decided to move on and pursue a career in pro football. He hit 20-plus home runs in single and double A minor league stops. Was voted the Minor League Defensive Player of the Year in 1997 for the Portland Sea Dogs. He was a part of the 1997 World Series Champion Florida Marlins and has a World Championship ring.

College Football career (1999-2000)

In 1999, Booty went to the Louisiana State University (LSU) to play football for LSU's football team. During his two years at LSU, he completed 49.3% of his passes for 3,951 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Freshman season

  • Booty had to battle and beat out 2 future NFL draft picks Craig Nall, Rohan Davey for the starting job. The Tigers did not have much success, as Head Coach Gerry DiNardo was fired during the season.

Sophomore season

During his sophomore season (2000), under Coach Nick Saban, Booty started the first 4 games of the season:

  • LSU's 58-0 victory over Western Carolina (completing 80.0% of his passes for 291 yards, throwing 2 touchdowns and no interceptions)
  • LSU's 28-13 victory over Houston (completing only 44.0% of his passes for 175 yards, throwing 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions)
  • LSU's 17-34 loss to #24 Auburn (completing 44.8% of his passes for 214 yards, throwing 2 touchdowns and 1 interception).
  • LSU's 10-13 loss to UAB (completing 39.5% of his passes for 156 yards)

Booty did not play in next game beecause of rib injury against #11 Tennessee. Davey engineered a 38-31 overtime victory over then-#8 Tennessee in Tiger Stadium, but when Davey only completed 33.3% of his passes against Florida, throwing no touchdowns and 1 interception, Booty took over with 10:32 left in the 3rd quarter, while the score was Florida 24, LSU 3. Booty finished the game completing 62.5% of his passes for 184 yards, throwing 1 touchdown. The final score was Florida 41, LSU 9.

Booty would start for the rest of the season:

  • LSU's 34-0 victory over Kentucky (completing 45.5% of his passes for 225 yards, throwing 3 touchdowns and no interceptions)
  • LSU's 45-38 OT victory over #13 Mississippi State (completing 63.2% of his passes for 246 yards, throwing 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception)
  • LSU's 30-28 victory over Alabama (completing 58.1% of his passes for 275 yards, throwing for four touchdowns and no inteceptions)
  • LSU's 20-9 victory at Ole Miss (completing 53.3% of his passes for 290 yards, throwing 1 touchdown and no interceptions)
  • LSU's 3-14 loss to Arkansas (completing 22.2% of his passes for 65 yards, throwing no touchdowns and 2 interceptions)in pouring rain and windy conditions.

During Booty's 9 games as a starter, LSU went 6-3, as Booty threw 17 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Booty finished his sophomore season throwing for 2,121 yards, which at the time was the third-best performance by a sophomore in LSU history, behind Jeff Wickersham's 1983 sophomore season (2,542 yards) and Tommy Hodson's 1987 sophomore season (2,125 yards). As a result of his performance, Booty was voted to the first team All-SEC Team, becoming the first LSU quarterback to awarded that honor since Tommy Hodson (first team All-SEC Team, 1986-1989).

At the end of the 2000 season, LSU went to the Peach Bowl and posted a 28-14 victory over #15 Georgia Tech. Booty played the first half (only completing 42.1% of his passes for no touchdowns and no interceptions).

In the spring, Booty decided to go to the NFL.

Personal life

One of Booty's younger brothers, Abram Booty, was a wide receiver at LSU (1997-1999), Valdosta State University (2000) and a Cleveland Browns wide receiver in 2001. Another brother, John David Booty, was the starting quarterback at USC in 2007, and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 2008. John David quarterbacked USC's victories over Michigan and Illinois in the 2007 and 2008 Rose Bowls, respectively.

Booty was engaged to a "Price Is Right" "Barker's Beauty" Rachel Reynolds. Both Louisiana natives, Reynolds and Booty met while he played football and Reynolds was on the track team at LSU. He is the spokesperson for TrueMRI in Beverly Hills, California, and is also involved with numerous radio and television commentating work in sports, including Sirius, Fox Sports, ESPN Radio, and the NFL Network. He is currently working on a website called OneDegree.com.

Booty has been involved in numerous charity events and has participated in the Celebrity Players Tour. He has been involved with charities such as Winner's Circle youth organization benefiting inner-city kids, as well as with children's hospitals across America. Booty also helped jump start a Little League Baseball program for kids in the Czech Republic.

On February 13, 2008 Josh Booty was arrested for DUI. During the arrest Josh Booty needed to be subdued by the use of a Taser.[1]

Josh is currently a partner in a Drug Dispensing Co. called DocRX and is heading up their non-profit arm, "Meds for the World" program which will distribute medicines/medical supplies into targeted need areas throughout the world. The medical missionary platform is beginning to implement mobile medical stations and urgent care facilities in targeted high need areas in Africa and South America.

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