Former Cardinals running back Josh Scobey enters his fifth season in the team’s scouting department and third as an area scout after being elevated to the position in May, 2014. His primary area of responsibility with the Cardinals is scouting the western region of the country.
Scobey previously worked with the Cardinals as a pro scout in 2013 where he helped scout prospects in the NFL, CFL and Arena Football League. He joined the team as a scouting assistant in May, 2012 after working as an intern in 2010.
A sixth-round pick (185th overall) of the Cardinals in the 2002 NFL Draft, Scobey played in 62 games over six seasons in the NFL. After spending the 2002 season on injured reserve with a thumb injury, he led the NFL in kickoff returns in 2003 with 73 for 1,684 yards and a touchdown. He was claimed off waivers by Seattle in 2005, and totaled 1,326 yards on 59 kickoffs and was named a captain in Super Bowl XL in his first season with the Seahawks. He played in three games with the Buffalo Bills in 2007 before finishing his career by returning to the Seahawks for four games that same season.
For his career, Scobey had 189 kickoff returns for 4,160 yards (22.4 yard avg.), 27 carries for 89 yards and 19 receptions for 200 yards.
Scobey was a two-time All-Big 12 selection at Kansas State after a standout junior college career at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. In two seasons at Kansas State, he set an all-time school record with 31 rushing touchdowns and ranked in the top 10 in program history with nine 100-yard rushing games, 1,981 rushing yards, and 186 points scored. He also set a single-season school record with 1,263 rushing yards on 240 carries as a senior in 2001.
He was an honorable mention All-American selection by USA Today at Del City High School in Oklahoma City, OK where he set a single-season rushing record with 1,819 yards and 21 touchdowns in 1997. He graduated from Kansas State with a bachelor’s degree in Social Science.