CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 5/11/18.
2021: Jewell started the first two games of the season, recording seven tackles (6 solo) and one pass defensed... Missed the final 15 games of the season after being placed on injured reserve (pectoral) on Sept. 21... Recorded his first career forced fumble and added four solo tackles and one pass defensed at NYG (9/12).
2020: Jewell collected his first 100-tackle season and posted 112 defensive stops (66 solo), two sacks (16 yds.), four passes defensed and a special-teams tackle in 16 games played (all starts)... Recorded eight tackles (5 solo) in the season opener vs. Ten. (9/14)... Posted a career-high two sacks (16 yds.) and added a season-high 10 tackles (8 solo) and one pass defensed at NYJ (10/1)... Became the second Bronco since 1994 and the first since OLB Von Miller (vs. K.C., 11/27/16) to record at least 10 tackles and two sacks in a single game... Recorded his second double-digit tackle game of the season and totaled 10 defense stops (6 solo) vs. LAC (11/1)... Garnered second consecutive game with 10 or more tackles and posted 10 stops (9 solo) at Atl. (11/8)... Registered his third straight game with double-digit tackles and had 10 defensive stops (5 solo) at L.V. (11/15)... Posted his 100th tackle of the season at LAC (12/27) and had a career-high two passes defensed... Notched his fifth double-digit tackle effort of the season (sixth of his career), and had a season-high-tying 10 stops (5 solo) and a pass defensed in the season finale vs. L.V. (1/3).
2019: Jewell appeared in 15 games (3 starts), totaling 34 tackles (18 solo), 1.5 sacks (5 yds.) and three special-teams tackles... Paced all players with a career-best 14 tackles (7 solo) at Oak. (9/9)... Collected six tackles (3 solo) vs. Chi. (9/15)... Recorded seven tackles (5 solo) at G.B. (9/22)... Registered two tackles (1 solo), one sack (3 yds.) and one special teams tackle at Hou. (12/8).
2018: Selected by the Broncos in the fourth round (109th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft, Jewell totaled 51 tackles (33 solo), three passes defensed and seven special-teams stops in his rookie season... Made his NFL debut on defense and special teams vs. Sea. (9/9)... Earned his first NFL start at Bal. (9/23), finishing with six tackles (3 solo), one pass defensed and two special-teams stops... Contributed five tackles (3 solo) and one pass defensed at LAC (11/18)... Recorded one solo tackle before leaving with an ankle injury at Cin. (12/2)... Registered five tackles (3 solo) and one pass defensed at S.F. (12/9)... Tied for the team lead with five tackles (4 solo) and added one special-teams stop at Oak. (12/24)... Recorded five tackles (4 solo) including a tackle for loss vs. LAC (12/30).
COLLEGE: Jewell started 43-of-50 games played at Iowa (2013-17) and was selected by his teammates a three-time permanent captain... Was named a consensus first-team All-American and the Big Ten Conference's Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year after leading the conference and ranking fourth nationally in tackles (136)... Selected as one of five finalists for the Butkus Award (nation's top linebacker) in 2016 and earned second-team All-Big Ten accolades that season... Was chosen second-team All-Big Ten in 2015 as well after leading the team with 126 tackles (62 solo) in addition to posting 2.5 sacks (29 yds.), four interceptions (63 yds.), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery... Became the first sophomore under Head Coach Kirk Ferentz to be selected as a permanent team captain... Appeared in 11 games (4 starts) as a redshirt freshman and finished with 51 tackles (22 solo) and one sack (11 yds.).
PERSONAL: Jewell attended Decorah (Iowa) High School, where he was named first-team all-state by The Des Moines Register and the Iowa Newspaper Association as a senior... Played running back and linebacker, recording 310 tackles (190 solo) and rushing 166 times for 1,314 yards (7.9 avg.) with 21 touchdowns... Led his school to a perfect 14-0 record and a state championship as a senior... Competed in basketball, baseball and track throughout his prep career... Josey Jewell was born on Dec. 25, 1994, in Decorah, Iowa.