Second-year performer who made a dramatic impact last season ... named to All-Colonial Athletic Association second team as kick returner ... provided the Tigers with an explosive kick return specialist for the first time in many years ... should play a more prominent role in Tigers’ passing game as a wide receiver ... has done well learning offense ... has excellent hands and good speed ... very quick ... was a “red shirt” freshman in 2010 ... honored as Tigers’ Special Teams Scout Team Player of the Year in 2010 ... named as one of the top kick return specialists in FCS football by College Sports Performance Awards in pre-season.
2011 SEASON: Led Colonial Athletic Association in kickoff return average ... returned 35 kickoffs for 978 yards and a 27.9 average ... ranked ninth in NCAA FCS in kickoff return average ... set Towson single season record with 978 kickoff return yards ... named second team All-CAA ... ... named third team All-American by College Sports Madness ... played in all 12 games for the Tigers ... also returned four punts for 44 yards ... caught five passes for 68 yards ... led Tigers to season-opening win over Morgan State with 134 all-purpose yards ... returned two kickoffs for 43 yards against Morgan with a 28-yard punt return and two receptions for 63 yards ... helped Tigers to win over Villanova with three kickoff returns for 124 yards ... had an 85-yard kickoff return in fourth quarter against Wildcats to set up final touchdown in 31-10 victory ... returned five kickoffs for 105 yards at Maryland ... returned five kickoffs for 169 yards, including a 47-yard return, against Delaware ... helped Tigers to victory over No. 8 New Hampshire by returning five kickoffs for 167 yards ... opened second half with a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to give Tigers a 49-28 lead ... kickoff return for a TD was only the sixth return in school history and first since 1995 ... named as CAA Special Teams Player of the Week after UNH victory ... had three kickoff returns for 87 yards at Rhode Island in regular season finale ... did not have any kickoff returns in NCAA FCS playoff game as Lehigh refused to kick to him ... honored as Towson’s Special Teams Player of the Year.
AT MAURICE J. McDONOUGH H.S.: Three-sport standout for the Rams ... two-time All-County running back for Coach Luke Ethington ... named to All-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference team ... scored 18 touchdowns in career ... ran for 800 yards and scored seven TD’s as a senior ... picked up 900 yards rushing with eight touchdowns as a junior ... won regional triple jump championship as a senior ... named All-SMAC in triple jump ... earned All-SMAC notice for basketball team ... member of Student Government Association.
PERSONAL: Has one brother and one sister ... lists father as the person he admires most ... has done community service work with autistic children ... hobbies include video games ... avid fan of the Washington Redskins ... favorite NFL player is Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears ... lists “The Wood” as his favorite movie ... favorite athlete is Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals ... lists Walter Dean Myers as his favorite author ... favorite actor is Will Smith ... enjoys eating pizza ... mother is a graduate of Bowie State ... parents work as security specialists ... father is a military veteran ... son of Derrick and LaWan Joseph ... born on January 2, 1992 in Washington, D.C. ... major is information technology.