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New Iberia, La.
High School
Catholic-New Iberia HS

2012 All-SEC Honorable Mention (AP)
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll

The only player in LSU football history to leave school with a national championship and two degrees … True freshman on LSU’s 2007 national title team and then later earned Bachelor’s degrees in sports administration (December, 2012) and general studies  (May, 2011) … Part of two SEC titles with the Tigers in 2007 and 2011 … Spent six years on the football team after NCAA granted a sixth year of eligibility in the spring of 2012 … Finished LSU career playing in 50 games, starting 36 times … Started at both guard and tackle during his career … Three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Played in 12 games with 10 starts, all at left tackle … Received a sixth-year of eligibility from the NCAA in 2012 after suffering a season-ending knee injury in pre-season camp prior to the 2011 season … Permanent team captain for the Tigers in 2012 in a vote of his teammates … Played a total of 703 snaps with 29 knockdowns … Played every snap in LSU’s last seven games, including 84 vs. Alabama when the Tigers racked up 435 total yards and 22 first downs … Played every offensive snap in a total of nine games in 2012 – Washington (66), Auburn (70), South Carolina (81), Texas A&M (72), Alabama (84), Mississippi State (68), Ole Miss (77), Arkansas (67) and Clemson (47) … Served in a backup role for season-opener against North Texas (31 snaps) as he split time with La’el Collins at left guard … Started in place of an injured Chris Faulk at left tackle in week 2 vs. Washington and played every snap in the 41-3 LSU win … Took over starting role at left tackle for good against South Carolina after playing just nine snaps the week before vs. Florida … Had 4.5 knockdowns in games vs. Auburn and Alabama and three vs. Washington and Ole Miss …

Suffered a season-ending knee injury during fall camp … Served as a player-coach for the offensive line throughout the season … Petitioned the NCAA after the season and was granted a sixth year of eligibility.

Started all 13 games at left guard for the second straight year and competed in 823 plays … Ranked third on the team in knockdowns with 62 … Played every offensive snap in nine games (North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, McNeese State, Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss and Arkansas) … Delivered arguably his best game of the year in the Cotton Bowl win over Texas A&M when he racked up a season-best nine knockdowns on 71 snaps … Led the team in knockdowns against Ole Miss with eight and against Auburn with seven.

Starter at left guard in all 13 games for the Tigers … Played a total of 778 offensive snaps … Played every snap of LSU’s final five games … For the year, missed one snap at Georgia and the final 12 plays of LSU’s blowout win over Tulane … Played every snap in 11 of LSU’s 13 games … Played season-high 75 snaps in road win over Georgia … Finished regular season with 40 knockdown blocks … Had season-high of five knockdowns in win over Louisiana Tech.

Played in 12 games with no starts during his redshirt freshman season … Saw action on the offensive line, as a tight end in short-yardage situations and as part of the shield for LSU’s punting unit … Was often forced to change jerseys during the middle of the game, going from No. 68 when playing the offensive line to No. 81 when switching to tight end … Saw action on a total of 90 plays from scrimmage, including 18 vs. Troy, 17 vs. Mississippi State and 16 vs. North Texas … Forced into action for a series against top-ranked Alabama when Herman Johnson went down with an injury … Saw action in seven plays on that series against Alabama, lining up across from Crimson Tide All-America Terrance Cody … That drive concluded on  1-yard TD run by Charles Scott to tie the game at 21-21 with 6:12 left in the contest.

Redshirted as a true freshman for the Tigers in 2007.

The No. 1 offensive line prospect in the state for 2007 … Named to the 250 with a four-star rating … Played in the inaugural Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. … Member of the New Orleans Times Picayune’s Blue-Chip List and Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen … Showed his versatility by being a standout on the defensive line as well … Named 2006 district MVP and Class 3A first-team all-state on defense with 99 tackles — 28 for losses — and 11 sacks … Had 70 tackles and five sacks as a junior … Also a track and field standout in high school … Won the state title in the shot put and was runner-up in the javelin during his prep career … Maintained a 3.5 GPA … Coached by David Comeaux.

Full name is Joshua Garrett Dworaczyk … Goes by Josh … Born Sept. 19, 1989, in Missouri City, Texas … Parents are Roger and Melissa Dworaczyk … Has three siblings – Jakob, Kristen, and Joseph.


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