Sebastian Joseph-Day
Joseph-Day with the Rams in 2020
No. 69 – Los Angeles Chargers
Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1995-03-21) March 21, 1995 (age 27)
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Stroudsburg
(Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania)
College:Rutgers
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 6 / Pick: 195
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:137
Sacks:6.0
Forced fumbles:1
Pass deflections:4
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Sebastian Joseph-Day (born March 21, 1995) is an American football nose tackle for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Rutgers.

Early years

Joseph-Day attended and played high school football at Stroudsburg High School in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.[1] He played for the Mountaineers under head coach Joe Bernard. He was rated as the No. 30 prospect out of the state of Pennsylvania by Rivals.com.[2] Before choosing to commit to Rutgers to play college football, he received offers from Connecticut, Maryland, and Temple.[3]

College career

Joseph-Day attended and played college football for Rutgers University from 2013–2017 under head coaches Kyle Flood and Chris Ash.[4][5] In the 2013 season, he appeared in one game, which came against Norfolk State, and recorded one tackle. He ended up redshirting after suffering an injury.[6] In the 2014 season, he appeared in three games and recorded three total tackles on the season.[7] He saw an expanded role in the 2015 season. He appeared in 11 games and recorded 22 total tackles, 5.5 tackles-for-loss, one sack, and one fumble recovery.[8] In the 2016 season, he appeared in 11 games and recorded 29 total tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss, one sack, one pass defensed, and one forced fumble.[9] In his final collegiate season in 2017, he appeared in 11 games and recorded 35 total tackles, 4.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks, one pass defensed, and one forced fumble.[10]

Collegiate statistics

Sebastian Joseph-Day Tackles Fumbles
Season Team Conf Class Pos GP Cmb Solo Ast TfL Sck FR FF
2013 Rutgers American FR DL 1 1 1 0 1.0 0.0 0 0
2014 Rutgers Big Ten RS/FR DL 3 3 0 3 0.0 0.0 0 0
2015 Rutgers Big Ten SO DL 11 22 15 7 5.5 1.0 1 0
2016 Rutgers Big Ten JR DL 11 29 13 16 3.5 1.0 0 1
2017 Rutgers Big Ten SR DL 11 35 18 17 4.5 1.5 0 1
Career 37 90 47 43 14.5 3.5 1 2

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
299 lb
(136 kg)
34+12 in
(0.88 m)
10+58 in
(0.27 m)
4.97 s 1.68 s 2.75 s 4.56 s 7.40 s 31+12 in
(0.80 m)
9 ft 4 in
(2.84 m)
24 reps
All values from Rutgers Pro Day[11]

Los Angeles Rams

Joseph-Day was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the sixth round (195th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[12] He was the second member of the Scarlet Knights selected that year after Kemoko Turay went to the Indianapolis Colts in the second round.[13][14]

After being inactive for every game as a rookie, Joseph-Day was named a full-time starter in 2019 and 2020.

On November 5, 2021, Joseph-Day was placed on injured reserve after undergoing surgery for a torn pectoral.[15] He was activated off injured reserve on February 11, 2022 in time for Super Bowl LVI.[16] The Rams would win 23-20 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Los Angeles Chargers

On March 16, 2022, Joseph-Day signed a three-year, $24 million contract with the Los Angeles Chargers.[17]

References

  1. ^ "Sebastian Joseph, Stroudsburg , Strong-Side Defensive End". 247Sports. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "Sebastian Joseph - Football". Rutgers University Athletics. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Sebastian Joseph Recruit Interests". 247sports.com. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Record By Year". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  5. ^ "Sebastian Joseph College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "Sebastian Joseph 2013 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  7. ^ "Sebastian Joseph 2014 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  8. ^ "Sebastian Joseph 2015 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  9. ^ "Sebastian Joseph 2016 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  10. ^ "Sebastian Joseph 2017 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  11. ^ "Sebastian Joseph, Rutgers, DT, 2018 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football".
  12. ^ "Los Angeles Rams select Rutgers DT Sebastian Joseph". TurfShowTimes.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  13. ^ Anderson, David (March 10, 2018). "Knights in the Pros: Rutgers Football Pro Day recap". On the Banks. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  14. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  15. ^ Jackson, Stu (November 5, 2021). "Sebastian Joseph-Day placed on Injured Reserve, to undergo surgery to repair pec injury". TheRams.com.
  16. ^ "Los Angeles Rams win Super Bowl LVI". NFL. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  17. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers Announce Free Agency Moves". March 16, 2022. Retrieved March 16, 2022.