Carlos Joseph
No. 60, 75, 76
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1980-07-14)July 14, 1980
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Died:January 12, 2021(2021-01-12) (aged 40)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:342 lb (155 kg)
Career information
High school:Miami Edison
(Miami, Florida)
College:Miami (FL)
NFL draft:2004 / Round: 7 / Pick: 254
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards

Carlos Joseph (July 14, 1980 – January 12, 2021) was an American professional football player who was an offensive tackle. He played college football for the Miami Hurricanes. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL) in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft.[1]


Joseph attended Miami Edison High before going to the University of Miami. A Haitian American,[2] he and his brother William, who played defensive tackle, were nicknamed the "Haitian Sensations" during their time together on the Hurricanes.[3] Joseph was a backup to Bryant McKinnie at left tackle on their national championship team in 2001. He became a starter as a junior in 2002, when he was a second-team all-conference selection in the Big East.[4]

Coming out of UM, Joseph was not expected to contribute immediately for San Diego. While he had long arms and a large physique at 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) and 345 pounds (156 kg), he needed work on his technique and reliability.[5] The Chargers signed him to a three-year contract.[6] Joseph was among San Diego's final round of cuts in the preseason,[7] but he was signed the following day to their practice squad for 2004.[8] He was cut the following preseason before their final exhibition game in 2005.[9]

In 2006, Joseph was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars, who assigned him to NFL Europe, where he played for the Berlin Thunder. The Jaguars released him in August.[10]

Personal life

Joseph's brother William became an NFL player.[3]

Joseph died on January 12, 2021, of a brain aneurysm. He was 40.[11]


  1. ^ "2004 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-05-06.
  2. ^ Amy Shipley (February 5, 2010). "Super Bowl, earthquake relief efforts put spotlight on Haitian American presence in the NFL". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
  3. ^ a b Degnan, Susan Miller (January 12, 2021). "Yet another former Miami Hurricanes football player has died far too young". Miami Herald. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  4. ^ Furones, David (January 12, 2021). "Former Miami Hurricanes standout, NFL player Carlos Joseph dies at 40". South Florida Sun Sentinel. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  5. ^ "Chargers' Day 2 picks". The San Diego Union-Tribune. April 26, 2004. p. E-12. Has excellent physical tools -- long arms, big frame -- but his lack of technique and consistency are issues. He's not expected to contribute immediately because he needs polishing.
  6. ^ Trotter, Jim (July 27, 2004). "QB watch continues". The San Diego Union-Tribune. p. D-1. Offensive lineman Carlos Joseph (seventh round) and tight end Ryan Krause (sixth round) each signed three-year deals, the team announced.
  7. ^ Trotter, Jim (September 6, 2004). "Chargers' (non) cuts a surprise". The San Diego Union-Tribune. p. C-1. The following players were released: offensive linemen Phil Bogle, Chad Ward, Reese Hicks and Carlos Joseph; tight end Brock Edwards; wideouts Dyson and Malcom Floyd; safeties Robb Butler and Jerton Evans; cornerbacks Jonathan Cox and Jerrell Pippens; linebackers Howard Hodges and Justin Riley; defensive end Otis Leverette; and Lassiter.
  8. ^ Trotter, Jim (September 7, 2004). "Brees gets the QB call". The San Diego Union-Tribune. p. D-1. Seven players were signed to the practice squad: safety Robb Butler, cornerbacks Jonathan Cox and Jerrell Pippens, tight end Brock Edwards, wideout Malcom Floyd, offensive tackle Carlos Joseph and defensive end Robert Pollard.
  9. ^ Acee, Kevin (August 29, 2005). "Merriman insists he won't miss Dallas game". The San Diego Union-Tribune. p. E-1. Also cut were punter Brian Claybourn, cornerback Abraham Elimimian, running backs Derek Farmer and Lydell Ross, offensive tackle Carlos Joseph, safety Jason Leach, wide receivers Rob Milanese and Willie Quinnie, quarterback Craig Ochs and linebacker Frank Strong ... Thursday's exhibition finale appears headed for tape delay locally.
  10. ^ "Carlos Joseph released". August 1, 2006. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  11. ^ "Former Miami Hurricanes standout, NFL player Carlos Joseph dies at 40". Yahoo! News. 12 January 2021. Retrieved 12 January 2021.