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#83 Mitch Joseph
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 243 lbs.
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: New Iberia, La.
High School: Catholic-New Iberia HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 12/13/1989
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Mitch Joseph Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/23/2012

CAREER
Played in 50 games with 12 starts at tight end during his career ... Started games in three different seasons, including seven as a senior in 2011 ... Started one time in 2009 as a sophomore and four times during his junior season in 2010 ... Caught nine passes for 78 yards and one touchdown during his career ... TD came in win over Florida when Jordan Jefferson did the Tim Tebow "jump pass" from the 2-yard ... Graduated in December of 2011 with a degree in sports administration.

SENIOR SEASON (2011)
Played in all 14 games, starting seven times ... Caught two passes for nine yards and one touchdown ... Touchdown came on a 2-yard pass from Jordan Jefferson against Florida ... Other receptions came against Mississippi State for seven yards.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Saw action in 10 contests with four starts ... Missed the West Virginia, Tennessee and Florida games with an injury ... Started the first three games of the year - North Carolina, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State ... Finished the year with five catches for 51 yards ... Caught one pass each against Mississippi State and Vanderbilt ... Made his second career start in the season-opener against North Carolina and recorded career highs with three receptions for 41 yards, including a long of 21 yards.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Involved in a three-player rotation at tight end ... Played in 12 games with one start ... Started against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Caught two passes for 18 yards on the season ... Had one catch for four yards at Washington and then added a 14-yard reception against Louisiana Tech.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Played in 13 games with no starts ... Saw most of his action on offense when the Tigers went to a two tight end set ... Also played on special teams ... Did not record any offensive statistics .... Had one special teams tackle, that coming at Florida ... Saw action at tight end in 12 games ... Played a total of 170 snaps from scrimmage ... Played a career-best 26 snaps in wins over Appalachian State and Tulane ... Closed season by playing 23 snaps vs. Georgia Tech ... Other games in which he played at least 20 snaps came vs. North Texas (23), South Carolina (20) and Troy (20) ... Finished season with a total of four knockdown blocks - 2 vs. Appalachian State and 2 vs. North Texas.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2007.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top blocking tight ends in the state and the nation ... Rated the nation's No. 20 tight end by Rivals.com and No. 5 by Scout.com ... As a senior, hauled in 17 passes for 254 yards ... Earned Class 3A all-state honors as a junior after catching 16 passes for 404 yards and two touchdowns ... Member of the New Orleans Times Picayune's Blue-Chip List and Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen ... Coached by David Comeaux.

PERSONAL
Full name is Michael Benjamin Joseph, Jr. ... Goes by Mitch ... Parents are Michael and Catherine Joseph ... Has one brother, Albert ... Born Dec. 13, 1989, in New Iberia, La.

CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 3 vs. North Carolina, 2010
Yards: 41 vs. North Carolina, 2010
Long: 21 vs. North Carolina, 2010
Touchdowns: 1 vs. Florida, 2011 

JOSEPH’S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS 

Year
G-GS
No.
Yds.
TD
LG

2008

13-0
0
0
0
0

2009

13-1

2

18

0

14

2010

10-4
5
51
0
21
2011

14-7

2

9

1

7

TOTALS

50-12
9
78
1
21

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