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2015 NFL DRAFT

Joe Madsen, C

School: West Virginia  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Chardon, OH
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 310 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
338107-FA
2012 Season
Madsen started all 12 regular season games for the Mountaineers in 2012 and made 50 starts during his four-year career, but following West Virginia's final regular season game against Kansas, Madsen was ruled academically ineligible for West Virginia's 2012 Pinstripe Bowl game against Syracuse. Madsen also missed West Virginia's 2010 Champs Sports Bowl game against NC State. In December, Madsen was named all-Big 12 Conference second team.
2011 Season
All-Big East First Team (ESPN.com) - All-Big East Second Team (Coaches, Phil Steele) - WVU Offensive Player of the Week against Maryland - Helped pave the way for the WVU offense to average 37.6 points per game and to finish with more than 4,500 passing yards and more than 6,100 total yards - Ranked second on the offense, seeing action on 943 plays - Saw action on 70 or more plays in six games - Saw action on 80 or more plays in two games - Led the team with 55 knockdowns, averaging 4.2 knockdowns per game - Season-high seven knockdowns against LSU - Finished with five or more knockdowns in six games
2010 Season
Started all 12 games in which he played - Named All-Big East First Team by Phil Steele - Awarded the WVU John Russell Award, team's best lineman - Allowed only one sack - Tied for second on the team with six thunderbolt blocks - Fourth on the team with 33 knockdowns - Offensive Champion: UNLV, USF, Cincinnati
2009 Season
Started all 13 games - Named to the Big East All-Freshman Team by The Sporting News, ESPN.com and rivals.com - Selected for the WVU Gridiron Gladiator Award by the coaching staff - WVU Offensive Champion: Syracuse Finished with seven thunderbolt blocks and 43 knockdowns - Helped the Mountaineers produce a 1,000-yard rusher and a 2,000-yard passer

2008 SEASON

Redshirted - Offensive Scout Team Champion: Rutgers

High School
Coached by Jim Dipofi at Chardon High - Two-way starter at defensive tackle and offensive tackle - Collected 59 total tackles, including 21 solo stops, five sacks and 18 tackles for loss - Also had 16 assisted tackles, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery - Selected All-Ohio First Team guard
Personal
Birthday is Sept. 1 - Son of Eric and Reta Madsen - Youngest of four children - Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
 
Latest News
01/13/2013 - West Virginia University football sports information director Mike Montoro has confirmed that center Joe Madsen has accepted an invitation to play in this year's Senior Bowl to be played Jan. 26 in Mobile, Ala. The game will once again be televised nationally on NFL Network.

Madsen started all 12 regular season games for the Mountaineers in 2012 and made 50 starts during his four-year career, but following West Virginia's final regular season game against Kansas, Madsen was ruled academically ineligible for West Virginia's 2012 Pinstripe Bowl game against Syracuse. Madsen also missed West Virginia's 2010 Champs Sports Bowl game against NC State. In December, Madsen was named all-Big 12 Conference second team.

The Chardon, Ohio resident becomes the 46th Mountaineer player to accept an invitation to play in college football's most prestigious all-star game, and the 17th since 2004. - John Antonik, WVUsports.com

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