Josh Augusta is a defensive tackle for the New England Patriots. Augusta was signed shortly after the 2017 NFL Draft as an undrafted free agent. The mammoth lineman played college football for the Missouri Tigers.
Though Augusta hasn’t been a starter for most of his career, he’s contributed greatly in every game over the past four seasons for the Tigers. He stepped up his playing time between his freshman (nine tackles, three for loss, two sacks) and sophomore (23 tackles, 4.5 for loss, sack, two forced fumbles) seasons. The only season in which Josh Augusta started games was 2015, and he lined up first in all 12 games (27 tackles, 8.5 for loss).
Augusta, who signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent, starred on both sides of the ball as a teenager playing, defensive tackle, defensive end, outside linebacker, tight end, fullback, wideout and even kick returner for Peoria High School in Illinois.
Josh Augusta switched to D-line full-time in 2013 upon arriving at the University of Missouri, but he did make a few cameos on offense late in his college career. He carried the ball 10 times in short-yardage situations as a senior in 2016, picking up 15 yards and scoring two touchdowns.
The Patriots are currently deep at defensive tackle, with Alan Branch, Malcom Brown, Vincent Valentine, Woodrow Hamilton, 2016 practice-squadder Darius Kilgo and newcomer Lawrence Guy all under contract for the upcoming season. Augusta and fellow UDFA Adam Butler of Vanderbilt will compete for roster spots this summer.
The featured gray Missouri Tigers Football hoodie was issued to Josh Augusta as a member of the Tigers. This dynamite sweatshirt features a Missouri Tigers “97” on the left sleeve. This was his uniform number as a member of the Tigers. The size tag in collar features a Missouri Tigers “97” label as well. The sweatshirt features a front pouch pocket and is in good condition.