Josh Shimek
 Josh Shimek
Position:
Running Backs


In second year as assistant on Western staff ... Works with running backs after working with offensive line in 2006 ... Four-year letter winner as quarterback for Vikings from 2000-03, starting nine games his last two seasons ... As senior, passed for 307 yards and three touchdowns in 42-35 overtime win against St. Mary's CA ... Ranked No.17 nationally in passing as junior, throwing for 1,544 yards and 13 touchdowns, completing 129 of 209 attempts for school-record 61.7 percent with just five interceptions ... Passed for 325 yards (28-of-38) and two touchdowns against Central Oklahoma, and threw for 239 yards and 4 touchdowns versus Fort Lewis CO to earn Great Northwest Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors ... GNAC Academic all-star in 2001 ... Finished with 2,549 career passing yards ... Obtained bachelor's degree in humanities and social studies from Western in 2004 ... Second-team all-Big Nine Conference selection as senior at Pasco High School, helping Bulldogs to 13-1 record, league title and Class 4A state championship ... Passed for 2,035 yards, completing 126-of-251 passes (50.2 percent), 22 for touchdowns ... 27 years old.