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Quarterback Joshua Dobbs was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. After a couple of years with the Steelers, Dobbs became a journeyman having stints with several other teams including the Cleveland Browns, the Detroit Lions, the Tennessee Titans, and the Arizona Cardinals.
On Oct. 31, 2023, Dobbs was traded from the Cardinals to the Minnesota Vikings. Days later he entered his first game for the team after quarterback Jaren Hall, who had been filling in for the injured Kirk Cousins, went down. Since he’s been the team’s starter fans have had questions about the athlete‘s life off the field. Here’s more on Dobbs and his girlfriend Jocelyn Lara.
When did Dobbs and Lara meet?
Lara was born on Dec. 10, 1996, to parents Delmy Zelaya and Jose Lara. She has two siblings, Jessica and Arnold, and grew up in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
After high school, Lara attended the University of Tennessee and that’s where she met Dobbs. He was the quarterback for the Volunteers and she was a football recruiting assistant for the school. They started dating and have been together ever since.
What is Lara’s occupation?
Lara graduated with a degree in supply chain and marketing. In 2020, she participated in the NFL Women’s Careers in Football Forum and worked as a client relations coordinator at Team IFA. In addition, she served as an executive assistant to the head football coach at the University of Minnesota.
Today, she is an account manager at Generation Adidas International.
As for Dobbs, he graduated with a 4.0 GPA in Aerospace Engineering in 2016 and was an intern with NASA. He talked about how his education helped prepare him for the NFL and learning new offenses.
“We’re not out there doing engineering equations out there on the field but the study habits for sure, I had to cram for a lot of engineering tests and procrastinated a little bit in college, this is very similar to that,” Dobbs said via Sports Illustrated. “Having to process a lot of information because of my trade in school definitely prepared me for situations like this.”
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