Joshua Braun - Football - Arkansas Razorbacks

#78 Joshua Braun

OL | R-Jr | 6-6 | 348 | Live Oak, Fla. | Suwanee HS / Florida

2022 (Junior at Florida): 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 at Florida): 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 at Florida): 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).