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#10 Joseph Addai
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 214 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Houston, Texas
High School: Sharpstown HS
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Joseph Addai Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/19/2006

Updated 4/19/06

2006 Senior Bowl Participant
2002 Freshman All-SEC (SEC Coaches)

2006 NFL DRAFT
Selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft, the 30th pick overall ... The first LSU runningback chosen in the first round since Harvey Williams (1991, 21st overall, Kansas City Chiefs) ... LSU's third first-round pick in as many seasons (DE Marcus Spears 20th pick by Dallas in 2005; WR Michael Clayton 15th pick by Tampa Bay in 2004) ... First LSU runningback selected in NFL Draft since 2003 (Domanick Davis in 4th round by Houston; LaBrandon Toefield in 4th round by Jacksonville) ... The 26th first-round draft pick in LSU history ... Indianapolis' first runningback selected in first round since 1999 (Edgerrin James from Miami, Fla.).

CAREER
Played in 51 games with 19 starts in his career with the Tigers ... Ranked No. 5 in school history in rushing with 2,577 yards to his credit ... Also ranked No. 5 in school history in receptions for a running back with 66 catches during his career ... Had 6 100-yard rushing games for the Tigers, which ties for the eighth highest total in school history ... His 490 rushing attempts ranks as No. 8 in school history ... In all, scored a total of 23 touchdowns during his career, 18 rushing and 5 receiving ... Graduated in December of 2005 with a degree in general studies.

SENIOR SEASON (2005)
Talented runner who led the Tigers in rushing with 911 yards and 9 touchdowns ... Finished career with a bang, rushing for 130 yards and 1 TD in 40-3 win over Miami in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl ... Finished year ranked No. 7 in SEC in rushing with 90.1 yards per game ... His 9 rushing TDs ranked as the third-highest total in the league ... Played in all 13 games with 12 starts for the Tigers ... Rushed for 100 or more yards 5 times in 2005, which included breaking the century mark in 4 of LSU's first 6 contests ... Ran for a career-best 156 yards and 1 TD on 32 carries in win over Florida ... The 32 rushing attempts against Florida tied for the seventh-highest total in school history ... Slowed midway through season with an ankle injury ... Carried a total of 8 times for 26 yards in LSU's next 3 games (7 yards, 1 TD on 3 carries vs. North Texas; 15 yards on 3 carries vs. Appalachian State; 4 yards on 2 carries vs. Alabama) ... Ankle injury came in first half of win over North Texas on Oct. 29 ...  Returned to early season form against Ole Miss on Nov. 19, going for 70 yards and 1 TD on 14 carries in 40-7 victory over the Rebels ... Scored at least 1 TD in LSU's first 5 games ... Opened season with 109 yards and 1 TD in win over Arizona State ... Had 102 yards and a score in win over Vanderbilt and 105 yards on 24 carries in overtime victory over Auburn ... Led all LSU running backs in receptions with 20 for 180 yards, including a 43-yard catch-and-run vs. Arkansas.

JUNIOR SEASON (2004)
All-purpose running back who ranked second on the squad in rushing and third on the team in receiving in 2004 ... Played in all 12 games ... Rushed 101 times for 680 yards and 3 TDs and caught 26 passes for 294 yards and 4 scores ... The 4 receiving TDs were the most by an LSU running back since 1989 when Eddie Fuller caught 9 TD passes ... The 26 receptions and 294 receiving yards were the most for an LSU running back since Eddie Fuller had 38 receptions for 477 yards in 1989 ... Rushed for a career-best 109 yards, including a 53-yard run, in win over Ole Miss ... A week earlier, had 99 yards rushing and 1 TD in 26-10 victory over Alabama ... Rushed for 90 or more yards 4 times in 2004 ... Had 95 yards and 1 TD in win over Arkansas State and then added 93 yards in road victory against Florida ... Against Florida, rushed for 54 yards on 6 carries in the fourth quarter in the win over the Gators ... Scored game-winning TD with less than a minute remaining against Florida on a 10-yard catch-and-run ... Had a pair of receiving TDs in win over Arkansas... Scored on a 35-yard reception against Alabama ... Had one rushing TD against Arkansas State, Troy and Alabama ... Rushed for 27 yards on 11 carries and had 4 receptions for 14 yards against Iowa in the Capital One Bowl.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2003)
Played in 12 games with 6 starts ... Second on team with 521 yards on 112 carries ... Rushed for a pair of touchdowns ...Opened year as LSU's starting running back before an injury against Florida sidelined the sophomore for 2 games ... LSU's primary running back on third down situations ... Returned to action on a limited basis against Louisiana Tech ... Was back at full strength in a back-up role to Justin Vincent for the final 5  games of season ... Looked to have regained early season form against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, rushing for 60 yards on 8  carries ... Opened season with 81 yards on 15 attempts in 49-7 win over Louisiana-Monroe and followed that with 86 yards and 2 TDs in win over Arizona ... Has good hands out of backfield and he led all running backs with 12 catches for 74 yards and a TD ... Scored on a 17-yard TD reception from Matt Mauck in season-opener against Louisiana-Monroe.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2002)
LSU's No. 3 tailback ... Played in 12 games with 1 start ... Started season-opener at fullback against Virginia Tech ... Ranked third on squad with 438 yards on 80 carries ... Rushed for 4  TDs, including a 63-yarder on the first play of the second half vs. Kentucky ... Averaged 5.5 yards per carry ... Rushed for 91 yards on 9 carries in win over Kentucky ... Had 98 yards and a pair of TDs in victory over Louisiana-Lafayette ... Scored LSU's only TD vs. Auburn ... Caught 6 passes for 81 yards ... Redshirted in 2001 as a true freshman.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2001)
Played in 2 games for the Tigers  ... Finished season with 27 yards rushing on 8 carries ... Had 28 yards on 7 carries in season-opener vs. Tulane ... Also had 1 carry for minus-1 yard vs. Kentucky ... Granted a medical redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL
Named All-American by both ESPN and Fox Sports and was rated among the top 100 players in the nation by Rivals.com and by ESPN's Tom Lemming ... Member of the Houston Chronicle Top 100 ... First-Team 5A All-State in Texas as well as First-Team All-District and All-County ... Played quarterback in high school ... As a senior, completed 37 of 91 passes for 425 yards ... Rushed for 1,429 yards on 159 carries for an average of 8.9 yards per carry ... Rushed for 26 touchdowns and returned eight kickoffs for 380 yards for an average of 47.5 a return ... Clocked at 10.7 in the 100 meters and 22.1 in the 200 meters ... Coached in high school by Charles Perridon.

PERSONAL
Born May 3, 1983 in Houston, Texas ... Mother is Joyce Addai ... Has two brothers, Jeffrey and Derrick, and one sister, Josephine ... Graduated in December of 2005 with a degree in general studies ... Lists math as his favorite subject in school.

Addai's Career Rushing and Receiving Totals

Rushing

Receiving

Year

G-GS

Att.

Yds.

TD

Lg.

Rec.

Yds.

TD

Lg

2001 Fr.

2-0

8

28

0

10

0

0

0

0

2002 Fr.-RS

12-1

80

438

4

63

6

81

0

42

2003 So.

12-6

114

520

2

21

14

86

1

21

2004 Jr.

12-0

101

680

3

53

26

294

4

38

2005 Sr.

13-12

187

911

9

30

20

180

0

43

TOTALS

51-19

490

2,577

18

53

66

641

5

43

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