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#2 Derrick Joseph
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 145
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waldorf, Md.
High School: Maurice J. McDonough H.S.
Major: Information Technology

2013 SEASON: Named third team All-CAA ... ranked sixth in the league in kick return average (23.4 yards per return) ... started eight of 16 games ... had 36 receptions for 379 yards for an average of 10.5 yards per reception ... had one receiving touchdown ... returned three punts for the Tigers ... led the team in kick returns ... had 35 returns for 819 yards, averaging 23.4 yards per return ... made five catches in the FCS National Championship game for 61 yards ... had a career-high 189 kickoff return yards against Villanova ... had a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Wildcats ... also ran back a kickoff, for 95 yards and a TD, in the win over Delaware State ... became the first Towson player with four kickoff returns for touchdowns in his career ... caught his first career touchdown pass against Delaware ... named as the CAA Special Teams Player of the Week for the third time in his career on Sept. 16.

2012 SEASON: Third team All-CAA selection who returned 15 kickoffs for 395 yards, a 26.3 average ... had a 99-yard kickoff return against St. Francis to tie school record for career kickoff returns for touchdowns ... had three kickoff returns for 80 yards at Kent State ... returned two kickoffs for 148 yards against St. Francis ... returned four kickoffs for 70 yards at Louisiana State ... returned two kickoffs for 52 yards against Maine ... caught one pass for 12 yards at Kent State.

2011 SEASON: Led Colonial Athletic Association in kickoff return average ... returned 35 kickoffs for 978 yards and a 27.9 average ... 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 ... returned four punts for 44 yards ... caught five passes for 68 yards ... led Tigers to win over Morgan State with 134 all-purpose yards ... helped Tigers to win over Villanova with three kickoff returns for 124 yards, including an 85-yard kickoff return in fourth quarter to set up final touchdown in 31-10 win ... returned five kickoffs for 169 yards, including a 47-yarder, 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 TD to give Tigers a 49-28 lead ... kickoff return for a TD was only the sixth in school history and first since 1995 ... named as CAA Special Teams Player of the Week after UNH victory ... honored as Towson’s Special Teams Player of the Year.

AT MAURICE J. McDONOUGH H.S.: Three-sport standout ... two-time all-county running back for Coach Luke Ethington ... named to All-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference (SMAC) team ... scored 18 touchdowns in career ... ran for 800 yards and scored seven TDs 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.

Season GP KOR Yds. Avg. Long TD PR-Yds. Recs. Yds. TD
2013 16 35 819 23.4 95 2 3- -25 36 379 1
2012 8 15 395 26.3 99 1 0-0 1 12 0
2011 12 35 978 27.9 93 1 4-44 5 68 0
Career 36 85 2,192 27.5 99 4 7-19 42 459 2


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