The Rice Owls claimed a convincing 52-14 Conference USA victory over visiting LA Tech on Nov. 16, 2013.
Consistent performer at DE this year... Four-time member of C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2013 Closed season with a rush, sharing a pair of sacks over last three games... Shared his first career sack with Cody Bauer on third down in overtime to foce UAB to kick a field goal on the opening possession... Made first career start in place of Cody Bauer at New Mexico State and credited with a career-best three tackles... Credited with first career TFL at UNT... Made 2013 debut vs. Kansas, first action since 2011... Recorded a pair of tackles vs. FAU, including one of fourth down to force a change in possession.
Was looking to build on 2011 playing time and a strong spring, but suffered a season-ending injury early in fall camp.
Credited with his first career tackle at Southern Miss and added an assist vs. Memphis... Made his debut against Texas in the opener.
Silsbee High School
Two-time, All-District 21-3A for Coach Bobby McGallion at Silsbee ... Also named All-Southeast Texas ... Credited with 74 tackles, including 6.5 sacks as a senior for the bi-district champions ... Academic All-State selection who ranks 12th in his class ... An all-district pick in baseball since his freshman year ... also played basketball and threw the discus in track ... a member of Dave Campell's Texas Football Hot 300 as both a junior and senior... Graduated 12th in his class.
Full Name: Joshua Andrew Skinner... Born: December 2, 1990 at Beaumont,Texas. .... Parents: Scott and Patricia Skinner, Silsbee. ...(one brother)... Rice major: Sociology