Johnathan Joseph Celebrity Life
Born on the 16th of April, 1984, Jonathan Lee Joseph, popularly known as Jonathan Joseph is an American Football player. He is a cornerback player who works as a free agent.
He used to play football at his college in South Carolina. He was later drafted in the NFL Draft of 2006 by Cincinnati Bengals.
Joseph started his college career in 2003 at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. He was once ranked the best 31st JUCO player by the College Football News, along with which he earned the all-conference honors.
During his time there, Joseph made 3 interceptions, 43 tackles, and 1 touchdown, along with 2 pass break-ups and 1 sack.
He was later moved to the University of South Carolina. During his time there, he played for the University’s football team Gamecocks, from 2004-05.
In the 2004 season, he played as a cornerback during the first two games making 2 tackles and forcing a fumble in his first game. In the first quarter of the season, he got an injury on his foot.
Due to this, he spent the rest of the year in the rehabilitation of the damage.
In the 2005 season, Joseph was awarded the Outstanding Defensive Back Award. He also made 2 tackles in the Garnet and Black Game. He finished that season with 4 interceptions, 55 tackles, and 9 passes.
Joseph’s recruitment into the National Football League is mainly due to his performance in the 2005 season. After running for a 40-yard dash, he was invited for the NFL combine, which soared his draft stocks almost immediately.
The draft analysts projected Joseph as a pick in either first or second round. Soon, the NFLDraftScout.com ranked Joseph as the 3rd best comeback.
In the first round of 2006’s NFL Draft, Cincinnati Bengals recruited Joseph. Later that year, on the 31st of July, Joseph signed a 5-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals for $8.10 million along with $1.09 million as a signing bonus.
He was trained by Deltha O’Neal and Tory James for the cornerback position.
During that season, Joseph was initially named as a cornerback, but later, he was named Nickelback. He started the season with the game against Kansas City Chiefs and won for 23-10.
On the 12th of November, 2006, Joseph made 5 solo tackles in the game against New Orleans Saints. In the remainder of the season, Joseph was the starter.
In Week 13 of the season, Joseph made 7 combined tackles and won against Baltimore Ravens. On the 31st of December, 2006, Joseph made 10 combined tackles along with 2 pass deflections.
He completed his rookie season with 20 passes, 58 tackles, and 9 starts in a total of 16 games.
After playing nearly 5 years for Cincinnati Bengals, Joseph broke his contract towards the end of the 2011 season. He then became a free agent and later made some negotiations with Cincinnati Bengals, which bagged two offers for him.
On the 29th of July, 2011, Joseph signed a 5-year contract with Houston Texans for $48.75 million along with $12.50 million as a signing bonus.
He then entered the 2011 season as de facto of Houston Texans as a cornerback. The next year, on the 29th of January, 2012 Joseph played his first game in Pro Bowl.
Joseph is married to Delaine, and they both live in Houston. He has a criminal justice major from South Carolina. Joseph is a Haitian descendant and has three children. His father used to work at a cotton mill, but died in 2014.
Joseph gives full credits to his father for molding him and giving him the core values he has today. Joseph is also known for practicing yoga to help his body better deal with age.
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