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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Sammy Joseph

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 185 | College: LSU
 
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Overview

Former transfer from Colorado who enters his third year with the Tigers … Sat out the 2004 season after transferring … Started at Colorado as a true freshman in 2003, playing in 12 games and recording 55 tackles, 2 interceptions and 5 pass breakups … Has battled a series of nagging injuries over the past two years … Appears to be healthy going into fall camp and is in position to see additional playing time in the secondary for the Tigers in 2006.

2006 Season

Has played in 10 games with no starts … Has registered five tackles, including a seasonhigh two stops in the Tigers' victory over Tulane … Also a key member of LSU's special team units, he has recorded two tackles in that capacity.

2005 Season

Played in six games with no starts … Finished with 4 tackles and 1 tackle for a loss … Had tackle for a loss against North Texas.

2004 Season

Transfer from Colorado.

2003 Season

FRESHMAN SEASON (2003 AT COLORADO) Played in 12 games at Colorado before transferring to LSU … Totaled 55 tackles (45 solo), including 3 for losses … Returned 2 interceptions for 17 yards … Also credited with 5 pass breakups … Turned in a team-high 11 tackles at No. 10 Florida State on Sept. 20.

High School

Considered one of the top three players in the state of Louisiana … Prepped at Shaw High School … Earned Prep Football Report All-America honors, while SuperPrep tabbed him as a preseason All- American and a post-year All-Southwest team member … SuperPrep ranked him as the No. 10 player in Louisiana overall (the first DB), with Rivals.com ranking him as the nation's No. 16 cornerback … Earned first-team all-district and first-team All-Catholic League honors as both a junior and senior … As a senior, he was in on 65 tackles and had a school record 17 pass deflections to go with 4 interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns … Returned three punts for touchdowns on the year and averaged close to 24 yards per return … As a junior, had 35 tackles, 15 PBU's, 6 interceptions (2 returned for TDs), 2 forced fumbles and 2 recoveries … As a sophomore, he had 10 interceptions, 10 pass deflections and 30 tackles … Also lettered four times in track and basketball … Coached by Hank Tierney.

Personal

Full name is Samuel Louis Joseph … Born on May 10, 1983, in Marrero … Two older brothers played college football - Mickey at Nebraska (1987-90) and Vance at Colorado (1990-94) … Vance also played two seasons in the NFL with the New York Jets and the Indianapolis Colts and is currently an assistant secondary coach with the San Francisco 49ers … Majoring in general studies.

 
 

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