Seth Joyner
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Joyner in 2022
No. 59, 54, 99
Personal information
Born: (1964-11-18) November 18, 1964 (age 58)
Spring Valley, New York, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Spring Valley (NY)
NFL Draft:1986 / Round: 8 / Pick: 208
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:26
Fumble recoveries:9
Defensive touchdowns:5
Player stats at · PFR

Seth Joyner (born November 18, 1964), is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Philadelphia Eagles,[1] Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos. Joyner graduated from Spring Valley High School[1] and played college football at University of Texas at El Paso.[2]

Professional career

Joyner was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 8th round (208th overall) of the 1986 NFL Draft.[1] He was actually cut in training camp, but the Eagles re-signed him later in the season. Joyner played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles (1986–1993), Arizona Cardinals (1994–1996), Green Bay Packers (1997), and the Denver Broncos (1998). Joyner's unique combination of strength and quickness allowed him to excel in all defensive statistical categories and propelled him to three Pro Bowl accolades; being selected in 1991, 1993, and 1994. In one Monday Night Football game in 1991 against the Houston Oilers, Joyner, playing with a 102-degree fever, recorded 8 solo tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and 2 sacks. He was named NFL Player of the Year by Paul Zimmerman of Sports Illustrated that year[3] and received runner-up honors for Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year, while a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. As a Green Bay Packer, he appeared in Super Bowl XXXII, and the next year, he won Super Bowl XXXIII as a member of the Broncos in 1998, which turned out to be his last game.

He is one of many members in the 20/20 Club for interceptions and sacks in NFL history. He is second in sacks behind Ted Hendricks (60.5) with 52.[4]

Joyner is currently a football analyst on FS1 and on Eagles Pregame and Postgame Live on NBC Sports Philadelphia.


  1. ^ a b c George, Thomas (December 13, 1992). "PRO FOOTBALL; Eagles' Joyner Hits as Hard As His Candor". The New York Times. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  2. ^ Kaplowitz, Steve. "Antonio Davis and Seth Joyner Highlight 2017 UTEP Hall of Fame". KROD. KROD. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  3. ^ Zimmerman, Paul (December 30, 1991). "Strength in Numbers". Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  4. ^ 20–20: Lawyer Milloy to join Adrian Wilson