Position
Tight End
Height
6'5
Weight
268 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
New Iberia, La.
Major
Sport Administration
High School
Catholic-New Iberia HS

CAREER
Played in 50 games with 12 starts at tight end during his career … Started games in three different seasons, including seven as a senior in 2011 … Started one time in 2009 as a sophomore and four times during his junior season in 2010 … Caught nine passes for 78 yards and one touchdown during his career … TD came in win over Florida when Jordan Jefferson did the Tim Tebow “jump pass” from the 2-yard … Graduated in December of 2011 with a degree in sports administration.

SENIOR SEASON (2011)
Played in all 14 games, starting seven times … Caught two passes for nine yards and one touchdown … Touchdown came on a 2-yard pass from Jordan Jefferson against Florida … Other receptions came against Mississippi State for seven yards.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Saw action in 10 contests with four starts … Missed the West Virginia, Tennessee and Florida games with an injury … Started the first three games of the year – North Carolina, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State … Finished the year with five catches for 51 yards … Caught one pass each against Mississippi State and Vanderbilt … Made his second career start in the season-opener against North Carolina and recorded career highs with three receptions for 41 yards, including a long of 21 yards.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Involved in a three-player rotation at tight end … Played in 12 games with one start … Started against Louisiana-Lafayette … Caught two passes for 18 yards on the season … Had one catch for four yards at Washington and then added a 14-yard reception against Louisiana Tech.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Played in 13 games with no starts … Saw most of his action on offense when the Tigers went to a two tight end set … Also played on special teams … Did not record any offensive statistics …. Had one special teams tackle, that coming at Florida … Saw action at tight end in 12 games … Played a total of 170 snaps from scrimmage … Played a career-best 26 snaps in wins over Appalachian State and Tulane … Closed season by playing 23 snaps vs. Georgia Tech … Other games in which he played at least 20 snaps came vs. North Texas (23), South Carolina (20) and Troy (20) … Finished season with a total of four knockdown blocks – 2 vs. Appalachian State and 2 vs. North Texas.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2007.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top blocking tight ends in the state and the nation … Rated the nation’s No. 20 tight end by Rivals.com and No. 5 by Scout.com … As a senior, hauled in 17 passes for 254 yards … Earned Class 3A all-state honors as a junior after catching 16 passes for 404 yards and two touchdowns … Member of the New Orleans Times Picayune’s Blue-Chip List and Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen … Coached by David Comeaux.

PERSONAL
Full name is Michael Benjamin Joseph, Jr. … Goes by Mitch … Parents are Michael and Catherine Joseph … Has one brother, Albert … Born Dec. 13, 1989, in New Iberia, La.

CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 3 vs. North Carolina, 2010
Yards: 41 vs. North Carolina, 2010
Long: 21 vs. North Carolina, 2010
Touchdowns: 1 vs. Florida, 2011 

JOSEPH’S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS 

Year
G-GS
No.
Yds.
TD
LG

2008

13-0
0
0
0
0

2009

13-1

2

18

0

14

2010

10-4
5
51
0
21
2011

14-7

2

9

1

7

TOTALS

50-12
9
78
1
21
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