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Davin Joseph
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Joseph on a United Service Organizations tour in Afghanistan in 2013
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Position:Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1983-11-22) November 22, 1983 (age 40)
Hallandale Beach, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:313 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school:Hallandale
College:Oklahoma (2002–2005)
NFL draft:2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:116
Games started:112
Player stats at PFR

Davin Joseph (born November 22, 1983) is an American former professional football player who was a guard in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners, and was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 2006 NFL draft with the 23rd overall pick. A two-time Pro Bowler, Joseph also played for the St. Louis Rams.

Early life

Joseph was born in Hallandale Beach, Florida, and is of Haitian descent.[1][2] He played high school football at Hallandale High School. While there he was a four-year starter at both guard and defensive line and played in a school-record 532 plays. During his senior year, he was the Broward County Defensive Player of the Year and was awarded All-State after recording 100 tackles and 24 sacks. He was also a two-time 2A state and a national wrestling champion at heavyweight in Florida.

College career

Joseph played college football at Oklahoma. During his freshman year, he was named Freshman All-Big 12 by The Sporting News. As a senior, he was a consensus First-team All-Big 12 selection. He finished his career playing in 50 games with 29 starts at guard and 11 starts at left tackle.

Professional career

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Joseph was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round with the 23rd overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft.[3] During his rookie season, he started 12 of 13 games at right guard. In his second season in the NFL he became a full-time starter, starting all 16 games at right guard for the buccaneers. He was selected to his first Pro Bowl after the 2008 season as a substitute. On July 28, 2011, Joseph agreed to terms with the "Bucs" on a seven-year, $53 million contract including $19 million guaranteed.[4][5] He was selected to his second Pro Bowl during the 2011 season.

In the third preseason game against the New England Patriots in 2012, Joseph hurt his knee when teammate Donald Penn blocked defensive end Chandler Jones into his knee. Joseph was later placed on injured reserve, ending his season.[6]

Joseph was released by Tampa Bay on March 8, 2014.

St. Louis Rams

Joseph signed with the St. Louis Rams on May 28, 2014.[7]

Philanthropy

In 2011, Davin Joseph established the Davin Joseph Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization devoted to enhancing the athletic and performing arts programs in three Title-One public schools in Tampa and Hallandale, Florida, respectively.[citation needed]

Awards

Davin Joseph has won several awards such as:

References

  1. ^ Millman, Joel (4 December 2009). "These Days, Everybody's All-American Just May Be a Haitian". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Chart: Haitian Americans in the NFL". The Washington Post. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  3. ^ "2006 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-05-09.
  4. ^ http://www.pewterreport.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=7067:bucs-re-sign-joseph-trueblood
  5. ^ "Recent news on Davin Joseph - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Rotoworld.com". www.rotoworld.com. Archived from the original on 2011-11-25.
  6. ^ "Buccaneers' Davin Joseph suffers season-ending knee injury - NFL.com". www.nfl.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-26.
  7. ^ "St. Louis Rams Sign Davin Joseph". Archived from the original on 2014-06-24. Retrieved 2014-06-17.