Josh McCown is currently the quarterback for the Carolina Panthers. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Sam Houston State. McCown has also been a member of the Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins. He is the older brother of Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Luke McCown and younger brother of former Texas A&M quarterback Randy McCown.
McCown played three collegiate seasons at Southern Methodist University, passing for 4,022 yards and 24 touchdowns. He left the SMU program to prove that he could lead an aerial attack and did so, surpassing his three-year SMU TD total in just one season at Sam Houston State, passing for 3,481 yards and 32 touchdowns (and only 12 interceptions) as a senior. His passing yardage total was the best in Sam Houston history and ranks him eighth all-time in career passing yards. Following his senior season, he was one of 16 players considered for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top performer in NCAA Division 1-AA football.
Josh is married to Natalie and the couple has four children: two daughters; Bridget and Aubrey and two sons, Owen and Aiden.