Who are Josh Sills' parents? John and Kim traveled over 232,000 miles in car to attend their son's games

Who are Josh Sills' parents? John and Kim traveled over 232,000 miles in car to attend their son's games
John and Kim Sills were thrilled when their son Josh picked West Virginia in 2021 (Photo:Twitter/@Josh_sills72)

GUERNSEY, OHIO: Josh Sills, the Philadelphia Eagles' offensive lineman, has been indicted on charges of rape and Kidnapping 10 days before the Super Bowl game. The case, as per information released by the prosecutors, is related to an incident in Guernsey County on December 5, 2019.


It is alleged that Sills 'engaged in sexual activity that was not consensual and held a victim against her will'. Sills, 25, went undrafted in 2022, but the Philadelphia Eagles later scooped him up and added him to their final roster; he played against the Cardinals in Week 5 as a result.


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Sills' parents drove 232k miles to attend game

It is not yet revealed if Sills will be moving with the team to play the game. He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, February 16 which is four days after the Super Bowl ends. Sills attended Meadowbrook High School in Ohio before playing college football for West Virginia from 2016 to 2019 and Oklahoma State from 2020 to 2021.


His parents, John and Kim, gained notoriety in 2021 when it emerged that they drove their 2013 Nissan Altima for more than 232,000 miles to attend all but one of their son's games. The game they missed was either with West Virginia or OSU. They would repack each Thursday and hit the roads of southeast Ohio. “Oh, we rack up the miles on the vehicle,” John told Oklahoman back in 2021, adding “Let me tell you. Try more than 232,000 miles on the dependable mid-size car."

'You want to be there'

The family could maintain their commitment. They attended every game, even flying to Texas and Texas Tech. “I think it really does matter at the end of the day,” Kim said. “When you see how hard your kid works, you do what you have to do, knowing they want you there and you want to be there. So, you do what you have to do to make it happen,” his mother Kim Sills said in an interview with the outlet.


At the time had flown to three games but driven to 45 more. Over the course of six seasons, they've attended conferences, non-conference, and bowl games. The family has no idea how many miles they have traveled.

John and Kim were thrilled when Josh picked West Virginia in 2021, the outlet noted. Since he had started playing football when he was 9, they hadn’t missed a game. John was Sills's first coach.


Brief visits from parents are 'huge' for Sills

Kim — an X-ray tech — picked up a second job to help with travel expenses. She reworked her schedule and so did John who remanufactures diesel engines as per the outlet. Sills also acknowledged that his parents would be wherever he went so it really didn't matter to him which school he went to. “I knew that my mom and dad didn’t care where I went to school, and they made that evident from Day 1. They wanted to go wherever I wanted to go.”

Although the visits are brief, they as per 6-foot-6 Sills are meaningful. "Huge" as he puts it stating “I don’t really know how to explain it. There’s not enough words to describe what that means to me, just the love, willingness, caringness, and compassion that they have is unreal.”

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