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#14 Sammy Joseph
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 184 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: New Orleans, La.
High School: Archbishop Shaw HS
Other College: Colorado
Sammy Joseph Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 05/04/2007

CAREER
Played two years at LSU after transferring from the University of Colorado ... Saw action in a total of 17 games during his LSU career, all in a backup role ... Sat out the 2004 season after transferring from Colorado, where he started as a true freshman in 2003 ... Signed a free agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers in May.

SENIOR SEASON (2006)
Has played in 11 games with no starts ... Has registered five tackles, including a season-high two stops in the Tigers’ victory over Tulane ... Also a key member of LSU’s special team units, he has recorded two tackles in that capacity.

JUNIOR SEASON (2005)
Played in six games with no starts ... Finished with 4 tackles and 1 tackle for a loss ... Had tackle for a loss against North Texas.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2003 AT COLORADO)
Played in 12 games at Colorado before transferring to LSU ... Totaled 55 tackles (45 solo), including 3 for losses ... Returned 2 interceptions for 17 yards ... Also credited with 5 pass breakups ... Turned in a team-high 11 tackles at No. 10 Florida State on Sept. 20.

HIGH SCHOOL
Considered one of the top three players in the state of Louisiana ... Prepped at Shaw High School ... Earned Prep Football Report All-America honors, while SuperPrep tabbed him as a preseason All-American and a post-year All-Southwest team member ... SuperPrep ranked him as the No. 10 player in Louisiana overall (the first DB), with Rivals.com ranking him as the nation's No. 16 cornerback ... Earned first-team all-district and first-team All-Catholic League honors as both a junior and senior ... As a senior, he was in on 65 tackles and had a school record 17 pass deflections to go with 4 interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns ... Returned three punts for touchdowns on the year and averaged close to 24 yards per return ... As a junior, had 35 tackles, 15 PBU's, 6 interceptions (2 returned for TDs), 2 forced fumbles and 2 recoveries ... As a sophomore, he had 10 interceptions, 10 pass deflections and 30 tackles ... Also lettered four times in track and basketball ... Coached by Hank Tierney.

PERSONAL
Full name is Samuel Louis Joseph ... Born on May 10, 1983, in Marrero ... Two older brothers played college football - Mickey at Nebraska (1987-90) and Vance at Colorado (1990-94) ... Vance also played two seasons in the NFL with the New York Jets and the Indianapolis Colts and is currently an assistant secondary coach with the San Francisco 49ers ... Majoring in general studies.

JOSEPH’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year

G-GS

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

INT

2005

6-0

3

1

4

1-1

0

0

2006

11-0

4

1

5

0

0

0

Totals

17-0

7

2

9

1-1

0

0

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