BATON ROUGE -- Former LSU defensive back Sammy Joseph became the 13th player from last year’s 11-2 squad to join an NFL franchise as he signed a free agent deal with the San Francisco 49ers.
Joseph becomes the eighth Tiger to sign a free agent deal with an NFL team. Five LSU players were selected in the NFL Draft last month, led by quarterback JaMarcus Russell who was taken with the first overall pick by the Oakland Raiders.
Other free agent contracts signed by LSU players include: running back Justin Vincent with the Atlanta Falcons, defensive back Daniel Francis with the Washington Redskins, punter/kicker Chris Jackson with the Buffalo Bills, offensive lineman Peter Dyakowski with the New Orleans Saints, offensive lineman Brian Johnson with the Arizona Cardinals, defensive back Jessie Daniels with the Carolina Panthers and defensive lineman Ryan Willis with the St. Louis Rams.
Joseph, a native of New Orleans, spent three seasons with the Tigers after transferring from Colorado following the 2003 season.
Joseph saw action in 17 games during his LSU career, recording nine tackles and a tackle for a loss. As a true freshman at Colorado in 2003, Joseph played in 12 games and ranked among the team leaders with 55 tackles. He also recorded a pair of interceptions during his rookie season with the Buffaloes.
LSU Players In the 2007 NFL Draft and Free Agent Signings
Player Franchise How Acquired
JaMarcus Russell, QB Oakland Raiders No. 1 overall – First Round | Purchase his black or white jerseys!
LaRon Landry, S Washington Redskins No. 6 overall – First Round
Dwayne Bowe, WR Kansas City Chiefs No. 23 overall – First Round
Craig Davis, WR San Diego Chargers No. 30 overall – First Round
Chase Pittman, DE Cleveland Browns No. 213 overall – Seventh Round
Jessie Daniels, DB Carolina Panthers Free Agent
Peter Dyakowski, OT New Orleans Saints Free Agent
Daniel Francis, DB Washington Redskins Free Agent
Chris Jackson, P/PK Buffalo Bills Free Agent
Brian Johnson, OL Arizona Cardinals Free Agent
Sammy Joseph, DB San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
Justin Vincent, RB Atlanta Falcons Free Agent
Ryan Willis, DL St. Louis Rams Free Agent