Joshua Cribbs (born June 9, 1983 in Washington, D.C.) is an American football player who currently plays wide receiver, special teams, and occasionally wildcat quarterback for the National Football League's Cleveland Browns. He played collegiately for Kent State University. He holds the NFL record with 8 kickoff returns for touchdowns. He also has tied the NFL record with 2 kickoffs of 100 yards or more returned for touchdowns in a single game.
Cribbs played quarterback at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. As a senior in the 2000 season, he was named a first-team All-Met selection by the Washington Post. While attending, he was teammates with future San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, he played and lettered in baseball, swimming and basketball in addition to football.
During Cribbs' time at Dunbar the Crimson Tide won three consecutive DCIAA football titles. In his senior season, Cribbs completed 130 of 277 passes for 2,022 yards, 9 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. In the 2000 Turkey Bowl (DCIAA Championship game played the morning of Thanksgiving), Cribbs led Dunbar to a 35-12 victory over the Ballou Knights. Two second half touchdowns thrown by Cribbs were key to the Crimson Tide's victory over Ballou - one of which was caught by then Dunbar sophomore tight end Vernon Davis