Josh Heinrich Taves (aka Josh Heinrich; born May 13, 1972, in Watsonville, California) is a former professional American football player.
Taves is Jewish. He played football for Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, and for Northeastern University, where he twice made the Jewish All-American team.
He was named NFL Europe's 1998 Most Valuable Defensive Player, after he was co-leader in sacks in the league with 9 in 10 games for the Barcelona Dragons.
In the National Football League, he played defensive end for 29 games over three seasons for the Oakland Raiders and the Carolina Panthers.