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Elisha Joseph

| | College: Temple
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2007 Season

Played in all 12 games with one start … one of 20 true freshmen to see game action and one of 12 true freshmen to earn a starting role … received the starting nod at LE against Navy … made four tackles and a break-up in his collegiate debut … had three tackles, including one for a loss of 17 yards, against Buffalo … named the coaches' special teams player of the game at Ohio … made three tackles against the Bobcats … added two tackles against No. 25 Penn State … lettered.

High School

Post-graduate: Played the 2006 season at MLB at the Kent (Conn.) School with twin brother Elijah under head coach Todd Marble … Also played basketball … An honor roll student … High School: Was a 2006 graduate of Hartford (Conn.) Public HS … Served as team captain in the Connecticut-Rhode Island Governor's Cup All-Star Game as a senior and made a TD reception … Was a second team all-state WR as a senior and a second team all-state DB as a junior … Earned First Team All-Central Connecticut Eastern Conference at both WR and DB in 2005, while garnering all-league honors at DB in 2004 … Had 38 career receptions … Was a three-year varsity letterwinner - playing DB, DE, TE and WR - under head coach Harry Bellucci … He and twin brother Elijah helped team to a pair of league titles, posting an 8-2 record in 2005 and a 7-3 mark in 2004 … Were teammates of current Owl DE Brian Sanford … Was also a two-year varsity basketball letterwinner and one-year varsity track & field letterwinner … Was recipient of the prestigious John Cuyler Athlete of the Year Award while graduating with honors.


Born June 20, 1988 … Interested in businesss … Son of Barbara Morris.

Latest News
03/26/2011 - Player personnel executives flocked to Temple's Pro Day last Friday to take a closer look at first-round defensive line prospect Muhammad Wilkerson. They received an unexpected show from Joseph, who played in Wilkerson's shadow for the better part of the season as the nose tackle in Temple's revamped 3-4 scheme. The anonymity, frankly, suited the 6-2, 290-pound Joseph just fine. "I think it actually helped me," Joseph said of playing next to Wilkerson. "A lot teams thought I was a junior. They didn't know anything about me. But they had a chance to see me because they came out for Muhammad." Joseph took advantage of the Pro Day platform with an eye-opening bench press performance, solid 40-yard dash times (4.94 and 5.00) and vertical (28 inches). "The measurables are good and that makes you take a second look," said Joseph's agent, Joe Linta. "Then, when you watch the film, he just doesn't get moved. He really clogs up the middle. If a team has a little bit of patience, this kid can become a pretty good player." "You watch the film of (Wilkerson), there's not seven rounds of difference between him and Eli," Linta added. "The film doesn't lie. This is a draftable kid, for sure." The Patriots have already taken notice. Joseph worked out for the Jets' division rivals on Thursday. There are several teams interested in Joseph, including Gang Green. He's projected as a late-round (6th-7th round) pick at this point. "He was overlooked a little bit in the scouting process," said one AFC scout. "We've taken notice now." - Manish Mehta, New York Daily News

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