University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s 2018 NCAA DIII National Championship MVP, T.J. Josey, has a private workout with the Los Angeles Rams this week. The two-time national champion is on the NFL’s radar, despite attending a Division III University.
“My philosophy has always been, I want to be the hardest working guy out there,” T.J. Josey said. “It doesn’t matter where I’m at, who I’m playing with, you’re just not gonna out work me, I mean you can do as much as you can, but I’m just gonna do a little extra.”
“You know he did so much, every time he got close to touching the ball, he made things happen,” Pete Fredenburg said. “The more we could get him the ball, the better we were offensively.”
The Angleton, Texas native had the opportunity to transfer to a Division I school, but his heart was in Belton, with the Crusaders.
“I mean, I just fell in love with the school, and I felt like I couldn’t really do it, you know,” Josey said. “Especially after winning that first one, getting that feeling, I just wanted to get another one.”
After Josey saw the results from his work ethic, he realized he could have a future in the NFL.
“My sophomore season, when we won the first National Championship,” Josey said. “That was the year I ended up breaking the receiving yards record, that was the season I kind of started getting things rolling.”
“He’s really a truly gifted athlete, that can run, catch, he’s big and he’s strong, so he has all the credentials,” Fredenburg said. “He just needs people to see him and be able to give him a chance.”
“Especially this past year, my senior season, I felt like it was more about the intangibles,” Josey said. “About playing receiver, route running, technique and steps, that senior season, I definitely thought I could play at the next level.”
More than half of the teams in the NFL have been in contact with Josey.