A five-year member of the Delaware football team for head coach K.C. Keeler...earned three letters but had his senior year cut short in 2009 when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first half of the season opener against West Chester...outstanding athlete who was an effective pass-catcher with the ability to make yards after the catch...for his career, played in 26 games with 10 starts and caught 24 passes for 377 yards (15.7 avg.) and three touchdowns.
Returned to action after a year absence and was expected to be the center of the Blue Hen offense has a threat at tight end as well as a running back in the wildcat offense....saw action in just one game as he tore knee ligaments in the season opener vs. West Chester and was lost for the season... Caught three passes for 33 yards in that game, including a seven-yard touchdown reception to open the scoring...he also later had a 19-yard reception before being injured covering a punt...team went on to post a record of 6-5.
Was not enrolled at Delaware while on a one-year suspension from UD for off-field conduct....Delaware posted a record of 4-8.
Played a key role as No. 2 tight end in helping Delaware post an 11-4 record and advance to the NCAA Division FCS championship game...ranked No. 6 on the team in receiving, catching 20 passes for 344 yards (17.2 avg.) and two touchdowns...played in all 15 games and started nine contests in two tight end set...caught season-high four passes for 53 yards vs. Towson and had two receptions each vs. Villanova, Delaware State, and Appalachian State...had five receptions in post-season action...caught season-long 54-yard pass from current NFL Baltimore Raven starter Joe Flacco for a touchdown vs. New Hampshire...also scored a touchdown against Villanova.
Earned first letter as team's No. 3 tight end behind consensus first team All-American Ben Patrick and Robbie Agnone...team went 5-6...appeared in 10 games, all in a backup role and mostly as a second tight end in running situations and on kickoff returns...caught only pass for no yards vs. Richmond...missed the James Madison game due to an injury...returned a kickoff for 14 yards vs. William & Mary.
Did not see game action and retained his freshman eligibility...was among team's top practice players... team went 6-5.
Western Branch High School:
Played at Western Branch High School for coach Lewis Johnson...played tight end and linebacker...three-year standout...earned second team All-State honors at tight end as a senior...also earned second team all-region honors at tight end, first team All-Tidewater Area laurels at tight end, and first team all-district honors at both linebacker and tight end as a senior...team won district titles in 2001 and 2002 and won regional title in 2002.
Joshua Stevenson "Josh" Baker...born Dec. 25, 1986...son of Gary and Selena Misco and Kevin Baker...has a younger sister...criminal justice major with a minor in leadership at Delaware...father played college football at North Carolina State...enjoys fishing and surfing in his spare time.