In recommending Josh for this award, Coach Chizik said, “Being a member of the Auburn football team takes much time, effort, dedication, sacrifice, and discipline, but it takes those same qualities to succeed educationally as well. The fact that Josh possesses the skills to excel both academically and athletically is a true testament to the caliber of person he is. I have the utmost respect and admiration for Josh, and it has been an honor to coach him the past two seasons. There is no doubt in my mind why his Sigma Nu brothers honored him with this nomination.”
Auburn President Dr. Jay Gogue had this to say in recommending Josh: “Josh has excelled on and off the field, and his academic and athletic achievements have earned him a reputation among his peers as a leader and model student-athlete. Josh is an excellent example of an Auburn man and is a dedicated and engaged Sigma Nu.”
Josh joins Joe Beckwith, Beta Theta 1637, who was national Athlete of the Year in 1976 and went on to pitch in a winning World Series for the Kansas City Royals in 1985 - no runs, one hit, no walks, three strikeouts. Joe was also on the 1981 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
Our congratulations and appreciation to Josh Harris!