Giants grab Miami DT Joseph

Very agile and powerful lineman who shows impressive aggression flashing into the backfield, using strong hand swipes to get a good push off blockers...Displays the proper hand technique to dominate, shed and keep blockers off his feet…Has developed an array of spin moves and has learned how to stay low coming out of his charge, making him much more effective on shooting the gaps...His fluid change-of-direction agility allows him to move down the line instantly <BR><BR>

ANALYSIS

Positives…Very agile and powerful lineman who shows impressive aggression flashing into the backfield, using strong hand swipes to get a good push off blockers...Has very good explosion heading upfield, showing no hesitation to the play…Uses his raw power to toss blockers aside with consistency...Displays the proper hand technique to dominate, shed and keep blockers off his feet…Has developed an array of spin moves and has learned how to stay low coming out of his charge, making him much more effective on shooting the gaps...His fluid change-of-direction agility allows him to move down the line instantly…Explodes into ball carriers when tackling…Has the short area quickness to chase down the plays…Very effective when sliding down to play over the center's head… Has excellent rip skills to fight through the double team…Uses his club and swim moves with consistency when shedding…Plays with above average balance and body control… Gets a good inside surge with his initial burst.

Negatives…Tends to go upright when his initial move does not work, resulting in him losing leverage on the play...Has had concentration lapses and needs to show a better overall awareness for the play...Can be knocked off balance by a hand jolt, as he keeps his feet too close together, but has the rip skills to fight through the double team…While he is adequate as a pass rusher, he needs to develop another move when redirecting inside (blockers can get into his chest, as he leaves himself exposed, at times)…Sometimes tries to overpower his man on each play, taking him out of the action as he hesitates some to redirect.

CAREER NOTES

A standout on a defensive line loaded with superb talent, William established himself as one of the finest defensive linemen in Miami's proud history…Widely considered UM's finest defensive tackle since 1994 Lombardi Trophy winner Warren Sapp…Named to the 2002 Playboy Preseason All-American team, the Hurricane is a quiet player who has been overlooked for much of his college career, but is considered among the nation's best by his own coaches and opposing teams...Has started all 41 games (including bowl games) since becoming a Hurricane...Has a combination of size and strength that opponents have found difficult to handle...Developed a strong push off the line and has been particularly adept at stopping the run…Recorded 199 tackles (87 solos) with 19.5 sacks for minus 124 yards, 46 stops for losses of 195 yards and 75 quarterback pressures during his career.

2002 SEASON

All-Big East Conference first-team selection…Semi-finalist for the Lombardi Award… Started every game at left defensive tackle, recording 51 tackles (21 solos) with five sacks for minus 35 yards…Led the team with 29 quarterback pressures and 15 stops for losses of 60 yards…Also deflected five passes.

Florida A&M…Began the season with a 3-yard sack and a pair of stops for losses.

Florida…Made 4 hits and stopped tailback Earnest Graham for a 6-yard loss.

Temple…Added another 4 tackles, including an 8-yard sack.

Boston College…Had a stop behind the line of scrimmage and 6 tackles.

Connecticut…Batted away a pair of passes.

Florida State…Followed with 5 tackles and 2 stops for losses.

Rutgers…Was in on 7 tackles with 2 stops for minus 3 yards.

Tennessee…Had another 2 stops for losses and made 6 assisted tackles.

Pittsburgh…Registered 6 tackles with a pair of sacks for minus 16 yards and 3 stops behind the line of scrimmage.

Virginia Tech…Deflected a pass, posted 3 tackles and had an 8-yard sack.

Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl)…Closed out his career with 3 tackles (2 solos).

2001 SEASON

Earned third-team All-American recognition by the Associated Press…Second-team All-Big East Conference selection by the league's head coaches...Led the team in quarterback sacks (10 for 69 yards) and tackles for loss (19 for 85 yards)…His ten sacks tied for tenth on the Miami single-season sacks list with Kevin Patrick (1993)…Ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 59 (34 solos) and caused four fumbles…Posted sacks in six games, including the last four in a row…Had 17 quarterback pressures.

Penn State…Began the season with 5 tackles, a sack and three pressures.

Troy State…Made 6 tackles, including three for losses of 3 yards and forced a fumble.

Florida State…Added 4 tackles, forced a pair of fumbles, and had 3 sacks for minus 11 yards.

West Virginia…Collected 5 tackles with a pair of stops for minus 4 yards.

Boston College…Added 8 tackles and a 7-yard sack.

Syracuse…Named Big East Player of the Week after delivering 7 tackles with 2 sacks for losses of 17 yards and 3 stops behind the line of scrimmage.

Washington…Was in on 6 tackles, with 2 sacks for minus 24 yards and a forced fumble.

Virginia Tech…Intercepted a pass and came up with 6 tackles and a 10-yard sack.

Nebraska (Rose Bowl)…Led a dominant effort by the defensive line in Miami's 37-14 Rose Bowl victory, as he posted 6 tackles (4 solos), including 3 for losses totaling 9 yards and recovered a fumble.

2000 SEASON

Manned the right defensive tackle position, recording 40 tackles (15 solos) with three sacks for minus 7 yards and six stops for losses of 18 yards…Credited with 12 quarter- back pressures.

McNeese State and West Virginia…Posted 6 tackles in each game.

Washington…Had 5 hits and a pair of stops for losses…Also had a 2-yard sack.

Florida State…Registered 5 tackles (4 solos).

Pittsburgh…Collected 4 tackles and a pressure.

Florida (Sugar Bowl)…Made a stop behind the line of scrimmage.

1999 SEASON

Named to The Sporting News Freshman All-American second-team...Began the season at right defensive end before moving to right tackle...Totaled 49 tackles (17 solos) with 1.5 sacks for minus 13 yards and six stops for losses of 32 yards…Caused and recovered a fumble…Also made 18 quarterback pressures.

Ohio State…Began his career with 5 tackles in the Kickoff Classic.

Florida State…Posted 7 tackles (3 solos) with a stop behind the line of scrimmage and a sack.

Boston College…Credited with a career-high 10 tackles…Added a sack, a stop for a loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a pass deflection.

Syracuse…Delivered 5 tackles (4 solos) and a stop behind the line of scrimmage.

1998 SEASON

Redshirted as a freshman.

INJURY REPORT

None reported.

CAMPUS AGILITY TESTS

5.0 in the 40-yard dash…400-pound bench press.


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