PRO: The Titans selected Josh Whyle in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2023 NFL Draft to bring youth and receiving ability to the tight end corps. The 6-foot-7-inch, 248-pounder appeared in 52 games with 20 starts over five seasons (2018-22) at Cincinnati and caught 88 passes for 1,062 yards with 15 touchdowns. In his final campaign with the Bearcats, Whyle earned first-team All-ACC honors after registering 32 receptions for 326 yards and three touchdowns.
• Whyle was a three-time All-AAC selection who set the Bearcats' school record for most career receiving touchdowns by a tight end with 15 scoring grabs.
• Whyle had the chance to meet Titans great Delanie Walker at the 2023 NFL Combine and the two tight ends enjoyed dinner together one evening.
• Whyle loves country music and his all-time favorite artists are Johnny Cash, Luke Combs and Kenny Chesney.
• In his free time, Whyle enjoys being outdoors and likes to golf and fish.
• Whyle is a cat lover and has two named Boots and Georgie.
• The Cincinnati, Ohio, native was selected by the Titans in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2023 NFL Draft.
• In five seasons at Cincinnati (2018-22), Whyle appeared in 52 games with 20 starts and tallied 88 receptions for 1,062 yards with 15 touchdowns with all but two catches coming in his final three seasons. Collected All-AAC first-team accolades as a senior in 2022, solidifying himself as one of the nation's top all-around tight ends. Set the Cincinnati school record for career touchdown receptions by a tight end (15), breaking Brent Celek's mark.
AS A SENIOR (2022), Appeared in 12 games with 10 starts and collected All-AAC first-team honors. Selected as a team captain and hauled in 32 receptions for 326 yards with three touchdowns.
• At Arkansas (9/3), caught five passes for 38 yards.
• At Southern Methodist (10/22), brought in four receptions for 53 yards in a 29-27 victory.
• At Temple (11/19), tallied a career-high seven receptions for 70 in a 23-3 victory.
AS A JUNIOR (2021), played in 14 games with eight starts and earned All-AAC honorable mention accolades. Ranked second on the squad with six touchdowns to go along with his 332 receiving yards on 26 catches. Scored five touchdowns in four weeks from Oct. 23 to Nov. 12.
• Against Miami (Ohio) (9/4), opened the season with two catches for 32 yards with a touchdown in the win.
• Against Central Florida (10/16), named the Bearcats' Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking his first career punt.
• At Navy (10/23), notched four catches for 60 yards and two touchdowns. • At Tulane (10/30), named Cincinnati's Offensive Player of the Week after registering four catches for 79 yards and another two touchdowns.
• At South Florida (11/12), tied his then career-high with five catches for 61 yards in the win.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2020), played in 10 games with two starts at tight end and led the team with 353 receiving yards on 28 catches with six touchdowns. Earned third-team All-America honors from Pro Football Focus and second-team All-AAC accolades. According to Pro Football Focus, he generated a 92.9 receiving grade and 2.94 yards per route run avg., both of which trailed only Kyle Pitts for the best among NCAA FBS tight ends.
• Against Austin Peay (9/19), posted three receptions for 61 yards and his first career touchdown in the season opener.
• Against Houston (11/7), snared a season-high five catches for 38 yards with a four-yard touchdown grab.
• At Central Florida (10/29), posted a career-high 81 yards and a 29-yard receiving score in a win.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2019), appeared in all 12 games as a reserve and made a pair of catches for 51 yards. Named to the 2019 AAC All-Academic Team.
• Against UCLA (8/29), notched his first career reception, hauling in a 19-yard pass.
• Against Connecticut (11/9), set a then career-best with a 32-yard catch.
AS A FRESHMAN (2018), redshirted after suffering a preseason injury in training camp which limited his availability early in the season. Utilized a new NCAA rule which allowed him to play in four games as a true freshman.
• Graduated from Cincinnati in the Fall of 2021 with a degree in criminal justice.
• Attended La Salle (Cincinnati, Ohio) High School and helped lead the program to a 50-8 record with three Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II titles.
• As a senior (2017), led the Lancers and ranked fourth in the GCL South with 37 receptions for 442 yards and three touchdowns. Received first-Team Division II All-Ohio and first-team All-Southwest District Division II honors by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. Also earned first-teamAll-GCL South honors.
• As a junior (2016), caught 40 passes for 546 yards and six touchdowns as he helped the Lancers capture their third-consecutive state title. Earned first-team All-GCL South honors.
• Also competed in basketball.
• Son of Tim and Christine Whyle and has an older brother, Jacob.
• Follow Whyle on Instagram at @joshwhyle.
• Follow Whyle on Twitter at @JoshWhyle81.
• Born Joshua James Whyle on Sept. 8, 1999 in Cincinnati, Ohio.