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Johnathan Joseph

Johnathan Joseph
Joseph with the Bengals in 2006
No. 24 Houston Texans
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-04-16) April 16, 1984
Place of birth: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: Rock Hill (SC) Northwestern
College: South Carolina
NFL draft: 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2015
Tackles: 512
Interceptions: 25
Pass Deflections: 136
Touchdowns: 5
Stats at NFL.com

Johnathan Lee Joseph[1] (born April 16, 1984) is an American football cornerback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Carolina, and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft.

Contents

  • College career 1
  • Professional career 2
    • 2006 NFL Combine 2.1
    • Cincinnati Bengals 2.2
    • Houston Texans 2.3
    • NFL stats 2.4
  • Personal life 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

College career

Joseph began his college football career at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas in 2003. He was ranked the 31st best JUCO player in the nation by College Football News and earned all-conference honors. Joseph recorded three interceptions, one for a touchdown, and 43 tackles. He also recorded a sack and two pass break-ups.

Joseph transferred to the

  • Houston Texans player profile

External links

  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com. 
  2. ^ "Former Gamecock Johnathan Joseph Drafted In First Round By Cincinnati". South Carolina Gamecocks Athletics. April 29, 2006. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ Player - Johnathan Joseph - Cincinnati Bengals
  4. ^ ESPN - Bengals vets angry, embarrassed by latest arrest - NFL
  5. ^ Cutting Corners - 12.21.09 - SI Vault
  6. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2010-01-26-all-joe-team_N.htm
  7. ^ Texans improve 'D' with deals with Joseph, Manning, July 28, 2011.
  8. ^ Foster, Joseph earn 2012 Pro Bowl invitations, Houston Texans, December 27, 2011.
  9. ^ The 2011 Associated Press All-Pro Team Roster, January 6, 2012
  10. ^ http://espn.go.com/nfl/boxscore?gameId=320107034
  11. ^ http://espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=320107034
  12. ^ "The Top 100 Players of 2012". NFL.com. May 9, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Arian Foster has 2 TDs as Texans silence Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins". ESPN. September 9, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Matt Schaub, Arian Foster help Texans rout Ravens". ESPN. October 21, 2012. 
  15. ^ "J.J. Watt among 8 Texans players selected to Pro Bowl". Houston Texans. December 26, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Johnathan Joseph Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 

References

Joseph was a criminal justice major at South Carolina. He and his wife, Delaina reside in Houston, TX. Johnathan has three children; Jay’vion, Johnathan II, and Danae.

Personal life

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

Key

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Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG IR TD PD
2006 CIN 16 57 45 12 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
2007 CIN 15 62 49 13 0.0 0 0 0 4 76 19 42 1 15
2008 CIN 8 42 31 11 0.0 1 1 0 1 22 22 22 0 13
2009 CIN 16 69 58 11 0.0 1 0 0 6 92 15 32 1 20
2010 CIN 12 42 37 5 0.0 0 0 0 3 38 13 21 1 8
2011 HOU 15 44 40 4 0.0 1 0 0 4 40 10 29 0 15
2012 HOU 14 57 52 5 0.0 0 0 0 2 88 44 52 1 11
2013 HOU 15 47 44 3 0.0 0 0 0 3 64 21 32 0 16
2014 HOU 16 75 70 5 0.0 2 2 73 2 85 43 60 1 11
Career 127 495 426 69 0.0 5 4 0 25 505 20 60 5 129

NFL stats

In the first game of the 2012 NFL season, Joseph intercepted a pass by Miami Dolphins rookie QB Ryan Tannehill and returned it 36 yards to set up a game-tying field goal; Houston went on to win the game 30-10.[13] On October 21, Joseph picked off Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco and returned the interception 52 yards for a touchdown. Houston won 43-13, the team's first win over the Ravens after 6 previous losses, including a defeat in the playoffs the year before.[14] After another great 2012 NFL season with Houston, Joseph was selected to his second Pro Bowl along with eight of his Texans teammates.[15]

On May 9, 2012, Joseph was announced as the 73rd ranked player on the NFL Top 100.[12]

On December 28, 2011, Joseph was invited to the 2012 Pro Bowl,[8] and was named a second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press.[9] On January 7, 2012, Joseph caught an interception in Houston's 31-10 victory over his former team Cincinnati,[10] marking the Texans first ever playoff victory.[11]

In his sixth NFL season, through 16 weeks, he was an important part of Houston’s pass defense with 4 interceptions and 15 passes defended. He registered 44 tackles, including 40 solo stops, and 1 forced fumble.

On July 29, 2011, the Houston Texans signed Joseph to a 5-year deal worth $48.75 million, with $23.5 million guaranteed. Joseph and former Chicago Bears safety Danieal Manning were signed to help improve a defense that was ranked 30th overall and 32nd in pass defense.[7]

Houston Texans

After the season, USA Today named Joseph to their annual "All-Joe" team which recognizes quality players that don't get their due.[6]

Joseph finished the season with career-highs in tackles with 69 and interceptions with 6. He also recorded one forced fumble, 20 pass break-ups and a touchdown.

After starting only seven games in 2008, Joseph had the best year of his career in the 2009 season. In Week 3, Joseph returned an interception from Ben Roethlisberger for a touchdown, en route to a 22-19 victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In late December 2009 Sports Illustrated writer Peter King called Joseph and Hall "the best tandem in the NFL."[5]

The 2008 season started well for Joseph as he scored the first touchdown of the season on a 66-yard fumble return. However, Joseph would only start 7 games during the year and finish with a career-low in tackles with 42. Joseph also accumulated a forced fumble, 13 pass break-ups an interception.

Joseph only missed one game of the 2007 season, as he finished with 62 tackles, 15 pass break-ups and 4 interceptions and a touchdown. His interception total was second on the team, behind rookie Leon Hall.

Joseph was arrested early in the morning on January 22, 2007 in Northern Kentucky.[4] He was charged with possession of marijuana, making him the ninth Cincinnati Bengals player arrested in a nine-month period.

Joseph was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1st round, 24th overall. In his rookie year of 2006, Joseph made his debut start with five tackles against the Kansas City Chiefs.[3] Against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3, Joseph defended his first pass, three in that game, and added to them with three tackles. Against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13, Joseph recorded a then-season-best 7 tackles and a career-best 4 defended passes. In his last game of the year, a 23-17 overtime loss to Pittsburgh, Joseph recorded a career-best 10 tackles with 2 defended passes. Joseph's season totals were 58 tackles and 20 pass break-ups.

Cincinnati Bengals

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 11 in 193 lb 4.31 s 1.53 s 2.57 s 4.27 s 6.94 s 37 in 10 ft 3 in 15 reps 47
All values from NFL Combine

2006 NFL Combine

Professional career

Joseph was scheduled to have a big season in 2005, along with teammate and fellow defensive back Ko Simpson. Joseph earned the Outstanding Defensive Back Award in spring practice and recorded two tackles and a broken up pass in the Garnet and Black Game. Joseph finished the season with 55 tackles, four interceptions, and nine broken up passes.

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