Position
Offensive Tackle
Height
6'6
Weight
318 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Detroit, Mich.
Major
General Studies
High School
Cass Tech HS

2010 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches, AP)

CAREER
Four-year letterwinner for the Tigers from 2007-10 … Played in 53 games, starting 39 times … Started final 39 games of his career, the longest streak on the team at the conclusion of the 2010 season … Did not have a redshirt season as he played in 14 games during LSU’s national championship season in 2007 … Originally came to LSU as a defensive lineman but switched to the offensive side of the ball shortly after his arrival … Invited to play in the East-West Shrine Game in January of 2011. 

SENIOR SEASON (2010)
Switched from right tackle to left tackle as a senior, starting all 13 games for the Tigers at that position … Ran his streak of consecutive starts to a team-best 39 … Earned second team All-SEC honors from both the league’s coaches and the AP … Played a total of 853 snaps from scrimmage with 49 knockdowns … Played every snap in nine games – North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss, Arkansas, and Texas A&M … Only senior on the starting offensive line.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
LSU’s starting right tackle for second-straight season … Ran his streak of consecutive starts to 26 by starting all 13 games in 2009 … Led all offensive linemen with 784 plays from scrimmage in 2009 … Played every snap in LSU’s last five games … In all, played every offensive snap in 12 of LSU’s 13 games … Only game in which he missed snaps came vs. Tulane (played 54 of 61 snaps vs. Green Wave) … Had season-best six knockdowns vs. UL-Lafayette … Graded out at season-high 87 percent at  Alabama.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
Started all 13 games for the Tigers at right tackle … Helped anchor an offensive line that paved the way for an LSU rushing attack that ranked No. 4 in the SEC with 166.8 yards per game … Played a total of 897 snaps from scrimmage, the most of any offensive linemen for the Tigers … Graded out at 80 percent or better in 10 of LSU’s 13 games, which included a season-high 86 percent against North Texas … Finished year with 34 knockdown blocks … Played every offensive snap in eight of LSU’s 13 games … Had season-high of five knockdown blocks in games against Arkansas and Georgia … Recorded four knockdowns and received an 84 percent grade against Ole Miss … Played a season-high 80 snaps against Troy and registered two knockdowns … Also played on LSU’s PAT and field goal units.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Served as the Tigers’ backup to Carnell Stewart at right tackle … Played in 14 games, including eight in a backup role on the offensive line … Starter on special teams for the Tigers in both point-after and field goal situations … Saw action in a total of 57 snaps from scrimmage on offense and then another 98 on special teams … Lined up in the backfield in short-yardage and goal line situations for the Tigers … Was in on a season-high 18 snaps versus La. Tech.

HIGH SCHOOL
The top defensive tackle prospect in the Midwest who is a consensus five-star recruit by every recruiting publication … Graduated from high school in December of 2006 and joined the Tigers for spring practice in 2007 … Dominant player on the high school level and rarely challenged … Became the first state of Michigan signee in school history … Named to the prestigious Parade All-America Team … Dazzled scouts at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as a member of the East team … Called by recruiting analyst Tom Lemming “one of the top-five defensive tackle prospects in America” … Compared to former U.S. Army All-American and current Baltimore Raven Haloti Ngata … Chosen by the Detroit News as their No. 1 blue-chip prospect … A member of the Rivals.com Top 100 and Scout.com Hot 100 … Also named a SuperPrep All-American … Named to the Detroit News “Dream Team” after recording 73 tackles (17 for losses), 14 hurries, seven sacks, one interception and three forced fumbles as a senior … Received all-city honors as a junior after making 83 tackles (20 for losses), five forced fumbles, eight sacks and 10 fumble recoveries … A scholar-athlete in the classroom who finished with a 3.5 GPA … Coached by Thomas Wilcher. 

PERSONAL
Full name is Joseph Brennen Barksdale … Goes by Joe … Born on Jan. 1, 1989 in Detroit, Mich. … Parents are Joseph and Rita Barksdale … Has two siblings, Dalton and Camron … Majoring in general studies.

 

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