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Player Profiles



Karl                               Joseph
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Karl
Joseph
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
Height: 5-11
Weight: 196
Sport: Football
Position: S

Biography

- Named one of the team captains for the spring
- Has started all 25 career games in which he has played
 
2013 (So.)
- All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention
- Started all 12 games at free safety
- Led the team with four fumble recoveries and was No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 2 nationally
- Third on the team with four pass breakups
- Fourth on the team with 68 tackles
- Finished with five more tackles in seven games
- Registered five more solo tackles in six games
- Third on the team in tackles (9) and recovered a fumble for a touchdown against Iowa State
- Fourth on the team with six tackles vs. Texas and forced a fumble
- Second on the team with nine tackles at TCU
- Led the team with 12 tackles at Kansas State
- Tied career highs in solo tackles (12), tackles for loss (2), forced fumbles (1) and fumble recoveries (1) at Kansas State
- Three solo tackles at Baylor and recovered a fumble for a touchdown
- Made a career-high two pass breakups vs. Oklahoma State
- Led the Mountaineers with nine tackles vs. Maryland
- Recovered a fumble vs. Georgia State
- Had his third career interception at Oklahoma
 
2012 (Fr.)
- WVU Defensive Player of the Year
- Freshman All-America (collegefootballnews.com, FoxSports.com, Phil Steele)
- All-Big 12 Conference Honorable-Mention Team (AP)
- Started all 13 games at free safety
- First true freshman to start at safety since Robert Sands (2008)
- Tied nationally for No. 14 in solo tackles, No. 59 in forced fumbles and No. 85 in total tackles
- Tied for fifth in the Big 12 in total tackles and fifth in forced fumbles
- Led WVU in solo tackles (76) and in total tackles (104) and tied for the team lead in forced fumbles (3) and interceptions (2); also was
  second in pass breakups (6) and third in tackles for loss (7)
- Recovered a fumble in the end zone that was forced by Darwin Cook to help seal the victory at Iowa State
- At Iowa State, set or tied career highs in total tackles (13), solo stops (12), tackles for loss (1) and fumbles recovered (1)
- Against Oklahoma, had 10 total tackles and one tackle for loss
- Had nine tackles, including eight solo stops vs. TCU, while also recording one tackle for loss and forcing a fumble
- At Texas Tech, had nine solo tackles, first interception of his career and one pass breakup
- Forced first fumble of his career and notched eight total tackles, six solo stops and one pass breakup at Texas
- Against Maryland, established a career high with one sack and had 1.5 tackles for loss; also collected seven total tackles and five solo
  stops
- Tied a game high with two tackles for loss against Marshall; also collected seven total tackles, including five solo stops
 
High School
- Coached by Zac Yarbrough at Edgewater High School
- Finished 2011 with 126 tackles (97 solo), three sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, four blocked punts and two
  blocked field goals
- Two-time Orlando Sentinel Defensive Player of the Year
 
Personal
- Birthday is Sept. 8
- Son of Marie Joseph
- One of two children
- Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
- Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
- Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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