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This is a 2020 photo of Johnathan Joseph of the Tennessee Titans NFL football team. This image reflects the Tennessee Titans active roster as of Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Johnathan Joseph

Cornerback

#33

Experience: 15 years

Height: 5-11

Age: 36

Weight: 186 lbs

College: South Carolina

Biography

PRO: During the 2020 offseason, the Titans were looking to add veteran leadership and experience to the secondary. The club found just that when they signed Johnathan Joseph as a free agent in early May. The 5-foot-11-inch, 186-pounder arrived in Tennessee as a two-time Pro Bowl selection, having registered 31 career interceptions and 194 passes defensed in 14 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals (2006-10) and Houston Texans (2011-19). The University of South Carolina product originally entered the NFL as a first-round pick of the Bengals in 2006. Joseph has a knack for being around the football, having registered an NFL record 50 games with multiple passes defensed and having scored eight career touchdowns on returns in his illustrious career.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
• Joseph leads the NFL since 2011 with a 118 passes defensed.
• Joseph passed Terence Newman (183) for the sixth-most passes defensed in NFL history. Joseph leads all active players and leads the NFL since he began his career in 2006 with 194 passes defensed.
• Joseph has registered 50 games with multiple passes defensed in his career, which is the most in NFL history.
• Joseph leads all active cornerbacks in the NFL with 750 career total tackles and owns 31 career interceptions, seven forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries.
• Joseph has scored on eight career touchdown returns (seven interceptions and one fumble recovery).
• In 2015, Joseph led the Texans and set a single-season career high with 22 passes defensed, topping his previous best of 20 passes defensed in 2006 and 2009 with Cincinnati.
• In 2012, Joseph was named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl after finishing the season with 66 tackles and two interceptions.
• In 2011, Joseph was selected to his first career Pro Bowl and named Associated Press second-team All-Pro after tying for the team lead with four interceptions and collecting a team-best 15 passes defensed.
• In 2009, Joseph started all 16 games for the first time in his career for the Bengals and notched 69 tackles, a career-high six interceptions and 20 passes defensed.

TITANS TIDBITS:
• Joseph established the Johnathan Joseph Foundation in December 2012 to create and support programs that emphasize character development, to promote academic excellence and to support and create initiatives for disadvantaged youth from single-parent homes.
• Joseph holds an annual football camp at Northwestern High School for youth in his hometown of Rock Hill, S.C..
• Joseph annually hosts "Operation Backpack" to offer students in Rock Hill, S.C. new backpacks for the upcoming school year.
• During the 2017 season, Joseph donated $5,000 per interception, $1,000 for every pass defensed and $250 per tackle to Habitat for Humanity in Houston for Hurricane Harvey relief.
• Joseph's father, John, worked at a cotton mill for over 30 years taking just one sick day over that timespan. He credits his father for molding him into the man he is today and instilling core values.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: 
• The Rock Hill, S.C., native was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round (24th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
• Signed by the Houston Texans as an unrestricted free agent on July 29, 2011.
• Signed by the Titans as a free agent on May 6, 2020.

COLLEGE:
• Played two seasons (2004-05) at South Carolina after playing the 2003 campaign at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College.
• Entered NFL Draft after his junior season at South Carolina after playing only 14 games for the Gamecocks because of a broken foot that limited him to two games in 2004.
• In 2005, played in 12 games with 11 starts and collected four interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown to go along with 55 tackles and nine passes defensed.
• In 2003, was ranked the 31st-best JUCO player in the nation by College Football News and earned all-conference honors at Coffeyville CC, after recording three interceptions, one for a touchdown, 43 tackles, a sack and two passes defensed.
• Majored in criminal justice at South Carolina.

PERSONAL: 
• Married to Delaina. He has four children - Jay'vion, Johnathan II, Danae and Jaxson Lee.
• Attended Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) High School where he was all-state in football and all-region in track.
• Follow Joseph on Twitter @JJOE2424 and on Instagram at @therealjjoe24.
• Born Johnathan Lee Joseph on April 16, 1984, in Rock Hill, S.C.

2020 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    17
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    1
  • INT
    1

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Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
3 @Vikings W 31 - 30 7 7 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 0 1
7 Steelers L 24 - 27 3 3 0 0 1 0
2 Jaguars W 33 - 30 3 1 2 0 1 0
6 Texans W 42 - 36 1 1 0 0 0 0
1 @Broncos W 16 - 14 2 2 0 0 0 0
5 Bills W 42 - 16 2 2 0 0 1 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2006 Cincinnati Bengals 16 9 53 41 12 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 Cincinnati Bengals 15 14 59 46 13 0 0 15 4 76 19 42 1 0 0
2008 Cincinnati Bengals 8 7 38 27 11 0 0 13 1 22 22 22 0 1 1
2009 Cincinnati Bengals 16 16 67 56 11 0 0 20 6 92 15.3 32 1 1 0
2010 Cincinnati Bengals 12 12 38 33 5 0 0 8 3 38 12.7 21 1 0 0
2011 Houston Texans 15 15 39 35 4 0 0 15 4 40 10 29 0 1 0
2012 Houston Texans 14 14 56 51 5 0 0 11 2 88 44 52 1 0 0
2013 Houston Texans 15 15 44 41 3 0 0 16 3 64 21.3 32 0 0 0
2014 Houston Texans 16 16 71 66 5 0 0 11 2 85 42.5 60 1 2 2
2015 Houston Texans 16 16 56 46 10 0 0 22 1 2 2 2 0 1 1
2016 Houston Texans 13 11 42 35 7 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2017 Houston Texans 16 16 46 36 10 0 0 9 2 85 42.5 82 1 0
2018 Houston Texans 14 14 57 48 9 0 0 13 2 46 23 28 1 0
2019 Houston Texans 14 11 48 40 8 0 13 1 0 0 0 0 0
2020 Tennessee Titans 6 5 18 16 2 0 4 1 5 5 5 0 1
TOTAL 206 191 732 617 115 0 0 199 32 643 20.1 82 7 8 5

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