Quiet Josey Made Noise on the Field
COLUMBIA - Missouri's Henry Josey suffered a serious knee injury in the Tigers win against Texas, but earlier in the week Josey talked about his success this season.
No Twitter account, no Facebook page. Missouri running back Henry Josey runs with an unusually low profile, but he's okay with you not following him, he has plenty of opposing defenses doing that already.
Home, for Josey is Angleton, Texas where his grandparent's Yula and Thomas Josey raised him.
Henry wears his grandpa's rings daily.
Josey said, "He's always with me. He always tells me the Lord is my Shepherd...I shall not want. I just keep that in my head. I look at my rings every day."
Josey says he describes himself as old school.
"I would rather stay at home and watch TV more than anything go out and just be running the streets all the time," Josey said.
He's a bit of homebody but he still has a wild side.
Sophomore receiver Marcus Lucas said, "He always has these crazy socks that he wears. It's pretty funny to see what he'll come in. The different colors. It will be knee high polka dot socks."
"He always wears these Halloween, Christmas, one day it might be Tweety Bird," senior defensive lineman Jacquies Smith said.
Sophomore offensive lineman Justin Britt said, "I don't know where he gets them. I would wear them, too."
Josey says he started wearing the socks his freshman year in high school.
"We just used to always go wear funny socks when we ran track. It was an attention thing. Everybody's paying attention to those socks...we're just taking off on them," Josey said.
"That's what he wants to wear. I guess those socks make you fast," Smith said.
Socks or genes...Josey has speed.
"He'll go through the middle, he'll get out on the edge and just burn cats," Lucas said.
"It doesn't matter how big or how small the hole is...he's a little guy and he finds a way to get through it even if he has to run under your legs," Britt said.
Although he's quiet off the field, Josey makes his noise on it.
"I'm more of the loud type on the field. Before the game I'm screaming or yelling," Josey said.
"He's very humble. He doesn't brag about it. Everybody knows that he can do it and he will do it every game," Britt said.
Against Western Illinois, Josey rushed for 263 yards, and he only played in the first half.
It ranks as the 4th best rushing game in Mizzou history, and the third best in the NCAA this season.
Josey finished the season with one-thousand-one-hundred-sixty-eight yards, the fifth best season total in MU history.