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#78 Joseph Barksdale
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 315 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Detroit, Mich.
High School: Cass Tech HS
Major: General Studies
Born: 01/01/1989
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Joseph Barksdale Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 12/22/2010

2010 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches, AP)

CAREER
Four-year letterwinner for the Tigers from 2007-10 ... Played in 53 games, starting 39 times ... Started final 39 games of his career, the longest streak on the team at the conclusion of the 2010 season ... Did not have a redshirt season as he played in 14 games during LSU's national championship season in 2007 ... Originally came to LSU as a defensive lineman but switched to the offensive side of the ball shortly after his arrival ... Invited to play in the East-West Shrine Game in January of 2011. 

SENIOR SEASON (2010)
Switched from right tackle to left tackle as a senior, starting all 13 games for the Tigers at that position ... Ran his streak of consecutive starts to a team-best 39 ... Earned second team All-SEC honors from both the league's coaches and the AP ... Played a total of 853 snaps from scrimmage with 49 knockdowns ... Played every snap in nine games - North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss, Arkansas, and Texas A&M ... Only senior on the starting offensive line.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
LSU's starting right tackle for second-straight season ... Ran his streak of consecutive starts to 26 by starting all 13 games in 2009 ... Led all offensive linemen with 784 plays from scrimmage in 2009 ... Played every snap in LSU's last five games ... In all, played every offensive snap in 12 of LSU's 13 games ... Only game in which he missed snaps came vs. Tulane (played 54 of 61 snaps vs. Green Wave) ... Had season-best six knockdowns vs. UL-Lafayette ... Graded out at season-high 87 percent at  Alabama.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
Started all 13 games for the Tigers at right tackle ... Helped anchor an offensive line that paved the way for an LSU rushing attack that ranked No. 4 in the SEC with 166.8 yards per game ... Played a total of 897 snaps from scrimmage, the most of any offensive linemen for the Tigers ... Graded out at 80 percent or better in 10 of LSU's 13 games, which included a season-high 86 percent against North Texas ... Finished year with 34 knockdown blocks ... Played every offensive snap in eight of LSU's 13 games ... Had season-high of five knockdown blocks in games against Arkansas and Georgia ... Recorded four knockdowns and received an 84 percent grade against Ole Miss ... Played a season-high 80 snaps against Troy and registered two knockdowns ... Also played on LSU's PAT and field goal units.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Served as the Tigers' backup to Carnell Stewart at right tackle ... Played in 14 games, including eight in a backup role on the offensive line ... Starter on special teams for the Tigers in both point-after and field goal situations ... Saw action in a total of 57 snaps from scrimmage on offense and then another 98 on special teams ... Lined up in the backfield in short-yardage and goal line situations for the Tigers ... Was in on a season-high 18 snaps versus La. Tech.

HIGH SCHOOL
The top defensive tackle prospect in the Midwest who is a consensus five-star recruit by every recruiting publication ... Graduated from high school in December of 2006 and joined the Tigers for spring practice in 2007 ... Dominant player on the high school level and rarely challenged ... Became the first state of Michigan signee in school history ... Named to the prestigious Parade All-America Team ... Dazzled scouts at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as a member of the East team ... Called by recruiting analyst Tom Lemming "one of the top-five defensive tackle prospects in America" ... Compared to former U.S. Army All-American and current Baltimore Raven Haloti Ngata ... Chosen by the Detroit News as their No. 1 blue-chip prospect ... A member of the Rivals.com Top 100 and Scout.com Hot 100 ... Also named a SuperPrep All-American ... Named to the Detroit News "Dream Team" after recording 73 tackles (17 for losses), 14 hurries, seven sacks, one interception and three forced fumbles as a senior ... Received all-city honors as a junior after making 83 tackles (20 for losses), five forced fumbles, eight sacks and 10 fumble recoveries ... A scholar-athlete in the classroom who finished with a 3.5 GPA ... Coached by Thomas Wilcher. 

PERSONAL
Full name is Joseph Brennen Barksdale ... Goes by Joe ... Born on Jan. 1, 1989 in Detroit, Mich. ... Parents are Joseph and Rita Barksdale ... Has two siblings, Dalton and Camron ... Majoring in general studies.

 

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