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Joshua Taylor Scobee (born June 23, 1982 in Longview, Texas) is an American football placekicker, who currently plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He began his college football career as kicker for the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs, setting several school records. He was drafted by the Jaguars in the 2004 NFL draft.

Scobee was born in Longview, Texas. He began kicking his senior year for Longview High School. In addition to handling the kicking duties, Scobee was also the punter. He was 23 for 23 on extra points and was six for nine in the field goal category. He was well known for kicking kick-offs through the uprights. He earned first-team All-District honors as a kicker and second-team All-East Texas accolades as a punter.

After agreeing to play for the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs in Ruston, Louisiana, Scobee quickly won the kicking job as a true freshman. He went on to set school career records, as he connected 66 of 92 field goals and 145 of 153 extra point attempts for 343 points, breaking previous marks of 64 field goals by Matt Stover (1986–89), 129 PATs and 279 points by Marty Kent (1994–97). His 343 points rank fourth in WAC annals, topped only by Jason Elam of Hawaii (395), Marshall Faulk of San Diego State (376, 1991–93) and Derek Mahoney of Fresno State (351, 1990–93).

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