KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Senior quarterback Josh Dobbs has been lauded for his leadership on and off the field during an illustrious four-year career at Tennessee.
While leading the Volunteers back into national relevancy, Dobbs has worked toward a degree in aerospace engineering and done extensive community service.
So in a surprise ceremony Tuesday, the Vols quarterback was recognized for his outstanding leadership by Omircron Delta Kappa — a premier society honoring achievements in multiple areas including athletics and community service.
“It’s definitely a huge honor, and I’m thankful for it,” Dobbs said, smiling.
“This came as a surprise.”
ODK has a membership of more than 300,000, including two Tennessee legends in Pat Summit and Peyton Manning. Other notables former U.S. Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush.
“Peyton Manning. Pat Summit. Winston Churchill. All people that you realize what they did in their respective areas, but they’re mainly known for their leadership,” said Dobbs, who added that his parents helped him out with the application process sometime ago.
“To be part of a group that’s very prestigious, it’s an hour and a privilege. I’m thankful to be a part of it.”
Dobbs has earned multiple awards during his time at Tennessee, including All-SEC academic honors.