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Player Profiles



Karl                               Joseph
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Karl
Joseph
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
Height: 5-11
Weight: 197
Sport: Football
Position: S

Biography

•  Started all 38 games in which he has played
 
2014 (Jr.)
• 2014 WVU Team Captain
• All-Big 12 Conference First Team selection by coaches and ESPN.com
• All-Big 12 Conference Second Team selection by Phil Steele and The Associated Press
• Started all 13 games
• WVU’s second-leading tackler with 92 tackles, including 62 solo stops, 4.5 tackles for loss, three pass breakups, three forced fumbles
   and an interception
• Used on 1,053 plays, including 947 defensive snaps, most of any player on defense
• Season-high 91 plays at Iowa State
• Tied for No. 4 in the Big 12 in forced fumbles
• Tied for No. 9 in the Big 12 in solo tackles
• Tied for No. 16 in the Big 12 in total tackles
• Holds school record for career forced fumbles
• No. 13 on the WVU career solo tackles list (194)
• Finished with 10 tackles, including seven solo stops and assisted on a tackle for loss and forced a fumble against Texas A&M in the
   Liberty Bowl
• Had eight tackles, including four solo stops at Iowa State
• Also had an interception and two pass breakups at ISU
• Registered four tackles against Kansas State, including three solo stops, two tackles for loss and a PBU
• Finished with four tackles at Texas; including three solo stops
• Had six solo tackles and forced a fumble against TCU
• Finished with a team-high eight tackles, including four solo stops at Oklahoma State
• Had five solo tackles, including one for loss against Baylor
• Registered seven solo stops at Texas Tech
• Finished with a game-high 13 tackles against Oklahoma
• Season-high 10 solo stops against the Sooners
• Had a forced fumble against OU
• Registered a career-high 18 total tackles and 11 assisted tackles against Alabama
 
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 or more tackles in seven games
• Registered five or 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 onetackle 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 September 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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