WCU lands three unanimous first team, three second team honorees
Career Notes: A four-year starter for the Catamounts along the offensive line ... Finished with 45 career games played, playing right tackle in all but three as a freshman where he saw time at left offensive tackle.
2015 (Senior): Started all 11 games along the offensive line at right tackle for the Catamounts ... Collected second team All-Southern Conference plaudits from both the head coaches and the voting media for a second-straight season ... Accepted an invitation and played in the 2015 FCS National Bowl ... Was instrumental in Western Carolina securing its first 1,000-yard rusher since 2006 as he opened holes for sophomore tailback Detrez Newsome who finished with the fourth-most yards by a back in a single-season with 1,109 ... Graded out at over 90-percent for the season, the highest among WCU's offensive linemen ... Named preseason All-America by College Sports Madness (collegesportsmadness.com), as well as a first team All-SoCon nod from the same publication.
2014 (Junior): One of four Catamounts – two on the offensive line – to start all 12 games, each coming at right tackle … Named second team All-Southern Conference on offense by both the league’s head coaches and voting media.
2013 (Sophomore): Started all 12 games along the offensive line for the Catamounts ... Each one of his starts came at offensive right tackle ... Credited with two solo tackles.
2012 (Freshman): Started all 10 games in which he saw action along the offensive line, missing the Furman game due to a right shoulder injury ... His first seven career starts came at right offensive tackle with the final three of his rookie season coming at left tackle.
Prior to Western Carolina: Named the 2011 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year after recording 75 tackles including 19 for loss and six sacks ... Added four pass break-ups, forced two fumbles and blocked three kicks ... Was named All-MVAC on both sides of the football as a senior, leading Ashe County High to the school's ninth-consecutive state playoff berth ... Earned All-Northwestern Region accolades on offensive and defensive line - the only player to do so in the region ... Led the region in sacks ... Was a three-time all-conference selection, amassing over 279 career tackles ... Was a two-sport athlete at Ashe County High, adding an individual conference championship in wrestling ... Was a two-time state qualifier, placing one season ... Was twice named all-conference as a wrestler ... Won the 2-A state champion in wrestling (285 lbs. weight class) as a senior ... His overall record for his senior year was 44-1 including a 40-match win streak, and his overall record was 136-18.
Personal: Full name is Joshua Dale Wineberg ... Is the son of Dale and Amanda Wineberg ... Has an older sister, Jessica Smith.