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Davin Joseph
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Joseph (left) signing autographs in 2006.
No. 75     Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Offensive guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-11-22) November 22, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth: Hallandale, Florida
High School: Hallandale (FL)
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 313 lb (142 kg)
Career information
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
Debuted in 2006 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( 2006–present)
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Pro Bowl (2008, 2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Games played     84
Games started     83
Stats at NFL.com

Davin Joseph (born November 22, 1983) is an American football guard for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Oklahoma. He was chosen by the Buccaneers 23rd overall in the 2006 NFL Draft.

Early yearsEdit

Joseph was born in Hallandale, Florida. He played high school football at Hallandale High School. While there he was a four-year starter at both guard and defensive line and played in a school-record 532 plays. During his senior year he was the Broward County Defensive Player of the Year and was awarded All-State after recording 100 tackles and 24 sacks. He was also a two-time 2A state and a national wrestling champion at heavyweight in Florida.

College careerEdit

Joseph played college football at Oklahoma. During his freshman year he was named Freshman All-Big 12 by The Sporting News. As a senior he was a consensus First-Team All-Big 12 selection. He finished his career playing in 50 games with 29 starts at guard and 11 starts at left tackle.

Professional careerEdit

Joseph was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23rd overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. During his rookie season he started 12 of 13 games at right guard. In his second season in the NFL he became a full time starter, starting all 16 games at right guard for the buccaneers. He was selected to his first Pro Bowl after the 2008 season as a substitute. He was selected to his second Pro Bowl during the 2011 season.

In the third preseason game against the New England Patriots in 2012, Joseph hurt his knee when teammate Donald Penn blocked Chandler Jones into his knee. Joseph was later placed on injured reserve, ending his season.[1]

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