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Joey

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#91

Defensive Line
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 313
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.
High School: Harrison
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

JUNIOR (2017)
• Appeared in all 13 games on the defensive line
• Totaled 15 tackles, including 3.5 for loss and two sacks
• Registered one QB hurry and four pass breakups
• FIU (8/31): Tallied one tackle, one QB hurry and two breakups
• at Cincinnati (10/7): Accumulated two tackles, including one for loss
• at Navy (10/21): Recorded two assists and one breakup
• at SMU (11/4): Contributed one unassisted tackle and one breakup
• South Florida (11/24): Registered two tackles, including half a stop for loss
• Memphis (12/2): Notched one sack for a loss of six yards
• vs. Auburn (1/1): Had season high three tackles in Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

SOPHOMORE (2016)
• Named to 2016-17 American All-Academic Team
• Played in all 13 games on the defensive line
• Had 27 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack
• Recorded four pass break-ups, two quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery
• South Carolina State (9/3): Had two tackles, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble
• Maryland (9/17): Recorded two tackles
• FIU (9/24): Finished with two tackles, one for a loss, one sack and one pass break-up
• Temple (10/15): Had two tackles
• UConn (10/22): Assisted on a TFL and had two total tackles
• Tulane (11/5): Recorded a career high seven tackles
• Tulsa (11/19): Totaled two tackles, assisted on a tackle for loss and broke up a pass
• vs. Arkansas State (12/17): Had five tackles and assisted on one for a loss at the Cure Bowl

R-FRESHMAN (2015)
• Started three of eight games played at defensive tackle
• Finished first year of action with 11 tackles, one for a loss and one break-up
• Named Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the FIU contest
• Tulane (10/3): Totaled three tackles with half a tackle for loss and a break-up in debut
• Cincinnati (10/31): Had two tackles with half a tackle for loss
• USF (11/26): Collected three tackles

FRESHMAN (2014)
• Earned American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team honors
• Scout Team Player of the Week for the Penn State contest

HIGH SCHOOL
• Coached by Matt Dickman at Harrison High School where he was a three-year starter on both offensive and defensive lines, and played special teams as well
• Rated the No. 79 defensive tackle in the nation by 247Sports
• A three-star recruit by ESPN and 247Sports
• Earned the “48 Minute” Award as the only player in Cobb County to play 48 minutes of every game
• Served as a team captain as a senior where he played every spot on the defensive line while calling opponents’ offensive sets for the defense
• Selected to the 2013 all-region and all-county first teams, and was an all-state honorable mention pick
• In 2013, had 66 tackles with 10 tackles for loss, five sacks, six forced fumbles, one recovery, seven hurries, two blocked field goals, one interception and one touchdown
• Finished junior year with 12 sacks and approximately 30 tackles along with two fumble recoveries
• Named all-region honorable mention Georgia 4-AAAAAA in 2012
• Won the 2013 Georgia State Track and Field Championship discus competition
• Won four letters in both football and track and field

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