Joshua Braun - Football - Arkansas Razorbacks

#72 Joshua Braun

OL | R-Sr | 6-6 | 349 | Live Oak, Fla. | Suwanee HS / Florida

2023 Second-Team All-SEC (AP)

2023 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): 2023 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Earned Second-Team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press after starting all 12 games in his first season at Arkansas … Started the season-opening win over Western Carolina (Sept. 2) at left guard and the remaining 11 games at right guard … His career-high 790 offensive snaps ranked second on the team according to Pro Football Focus … Graded out at 70.7 according to PFF with a team high 79.3 grade in pass blocking …. Allowed only two sacks over 394 snaps with just three penalties … Recorded his best overall grade of the season vs. BYU (Sept. 16) with an 84.6 aided by his season-high run-blocking grade of 89.4 … Posted his best pass-blocking grade at Alabama (Oct. 14) with an 85.5.

At Florida
2022 (JUNIOR):
Played in two games … Saw first game action on the offensive line in the win over Eastern Washington (Oct. 2) … Appeared on special teams in the win over Missouri (Oct. 8).

2021 (SOPHOMORE): Started in seven of the 13 games he appeared in at left and right guard … Helped the offense stay in the top 16 in total offense all year … Part of a line that only allowed 14 sacks/1.08 per game, tied for the seventh lowest in FBS and second in the SEC … Blocked for Florida’s 717 total yards of offense against Samford (Nov. 13), which ranked second all-time in program history and third-most by a team that season … Anchored a line that led Florida to rank No. 23 nationally in rushing yards per game (208.7) … Gators averaged 5.5 yards per carry to rank first in the SEC and fourth in the country … Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2020 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 11 games as a reserve offensive lineman … Made his collegiate debut against South Carolina (Oct. 3) and recorded his first career start at Vanderbilt (Nov. 21) … A strong contributor primarily at the guard position … Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: A consensus four-star prospect according to 247Sports, Rivals ESPN and On3 … No. 286 prospect in ESPN 300 rankings … Rated the No. 11 offensive guard nationally by ESPN … No. 20 offensive tackle in the country and No. 38 player in Florida according to 247Sports … Played for head coach Kyler Hass at Suwannee High School in Live Oak, Fla. … Four-year starter in Suwannee’s multi-faceted rushing offense … National Merit Scholar semifinalist … Also played No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Suwannee tennis team, qualifying for the 2019 FHSAA Class 2A State Quarterfinals in the individual doubles section … Committed to Georgia in June of 2019 but flipped to the Gators in December … Chose Florida over offers from Auburn, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, South Carolina and others.

PERSONAL: Son of Mike and Karen Braun … Father, Mike, was a four-year letterwinner as an offensive tackle for Army West Point’s football team (1986-89), including the 1988 season when the Black Knights finished 9-3 and faced Alabama in the 1988 Sun Bowl … Mother, Karen, was a four-year starter for Army West Point’s basketball team from 1985-89, playing 112 games … Ranks No. 4 in school history in career rebounds (863) and career rebounding average (7.7), No. 6 in career field goal percentage (48.8 percent / 368 of 574) … Has a wife, Azucena, two brothers, Trey and Parker, and three sister-in-laws, Anna Marie Braun, Esmeralda Gonzalez and Rudy Gonzalez … Older brother, Parker, played offensive guard at Georgia Tech for three seasons (All-ACC First Team in 2017 and 2018) before he started all 12 regular season games for Texas in 2019 as a graduate transfer … Oldest brother, Trey, was an offensive lineman at Georgia Tech from 2011-15 (All-ACC Honorable Mention as a senior).