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Joe Licata
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Licata in 2013
No. 8     
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-11-16) November 16, 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth: Williamsville, NY
Career information
College: Buffalo
Undrafted in 2016
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2016)*
 As coach:
* Bishop Timon – St. Jude HS (2017–present)
Head coach
 As administrator:
* Bishop Timon – St. Jude HS (2017–present) (athletic director)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NFL.com

Joe Licata (born November 16, 1992) is an American football coach and former quarterback. He played college football at Buffalo. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

Early yearsEdit

Licata attended Williamsville South High School in Williamsville, New York, where he played both football and basketball. As a basketball player, he set the New York State Public High School Athletic Association record for career three-point field goals made with 343.[1] He set the school's career record for passing yards, and was named Buffalo News Player of the Year in 2010.[2][3][4] Licata received scholarship offers to play college football for Syracuse, Akron and Buffalo in addition to interest from other schools.[5] Licata committed to the University at Buffalo, saying it "was a dream to represent Buffalo"[5] and play for his hometown team in front of his friends and family.[6][7][8] His little sister, Grace, plays Division III basketball at Buffalo State College.[9]

College careerEdit

Licata was redshirted as a freshman in 2011. He entered the 2012 season as the backup quarterback to Alex Zordich, but earned the starting job midway through the season and led the team to a 3–1 record over the final four games of the season.[10] In 2013, Licata and the Bulls had one of the finest team seasons in school history, as he led the team to an 8–5 record and an appearance in the 2013 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, the second bowl appearance in school history.[11] During the 2014 season, Licata posted one of the finest passing seasons in Buffalo school history, throwing for 2,647 passing yards, and a school single-season record 29 passing touchdowns. The 2015 season saw Licata finish his college career by passing Drew Willy to become Buffalo's career leader in both passing yards (9,485) and passing touchdowns (76).[12][13][14]

NCAA career statsEdit

Year Passing Rushing
GP GS W L Comp Att Yds TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
2012 9 4 3 1 86 163 1045 7 3 117.1 28 -54 -1.9 0
2013 13 13 8 5 233 402 2824 24 8 132.7 34 -64 -1.9 1
2014 11 11 5 6 224 305 2647 29 11 150.7 34 -6 -0.2 2
2015 12 12 5 7 280 449 2969 16 15 123.0 33 -60 -1.8 1
Total 45 40 21 19 823 1359 9,485 76 37 132.2 129 -184 -1.4 4
Source:[15]

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft and receiving a pro tryout from the Buffalo Bills, on May 16, 2016 Licata was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cincinnati Bengals.[16] In the NFL preseason, he completed three of ten passes and threw two interceptions.[17] Licata was released on August 29.[18][19]

Coaching careerEdit

On July 14, 2017, Licata accepted a position at Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School in South Buffalo, Buffalo, New York as head coach and athletic director.[20]

Career coaching statisticsEdit

High schoolEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Bishop Timon – St. Jude Tigers (Monsignor Martin Athletic Association) (2017–present)
2017 Bishop Timon – St. Jude 0–9 0–5 6th L Monsignor Martin First Round
2018 Bishop Timon – St. Jude 2–9 1–3 5th L Monsignor Martin Class B Final
Bishop Timon – St. Jude: 2–18 1–8
Total: 2–18
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "NYSPHSAA > Sports > Basketball (Boys) > Record Books". New York State Public High School Athletic Association. http://www.nysphsaa.org/Sports/Basketball-Boys/Record-Books. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  2. McShea, Keith (December 4, 2010). "HOW GREATNESS CAME TO PASS". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dYuufsma?url=http://www.buffalonews.com/HOW_GREATNESS_CAME_TO_PASS___Williamsville_Southaposs_Joe_Licata_decided_in_seventh_grade_to_give_football_a_shot._He_ended_up_rewriting_the_WNY_record_book_as_a_dominant_quarterback.html. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  3. Monnin, Mary Jo (December 4, 2010). "2010 All-WNY football team: Licata headlines lineup of playmakers". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dYv598jt?url=http://www.buffalonews.com/2010_all-wny_football_team_licata_headlines_lineup_of_playmakers_the_buffalo_newsapos_all-western_new_york_selections.html. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  4. McShea, Keith (December 4, 2010). "Will South's Joe Licata wins 39th Connolly Cup". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dYvFgvxw?url=http://preptalk.buffalonews.com/2010/12/04/will-souths-joe-licata-wins-39th-connolly-cup/. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Khvatov, Alex (21 February 2016). "Joe Licata Interview" (in en-US). NFL Draft Blitz. http://www.nfldraftblitz.com/joe-licata-interview/. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  6. O’Brien, Owen (August 29, 2015). "Licata’s success on football field is a family affair". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dYxz6OCx?url=http://www.buffalonews.com/sports/ub-football/licatas-success-on-football-field-is-a-family-affair-20150829. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  7. Jones, Gordie (October 22, 2015). "There’s no place like home for Buffalo QB Joe Licata". American Sports Network. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dYy8hVKP?url=http://americansportsnet.com/theres-no-place-like-home-for-buffalo-qb-joe-licata/. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  8. McKissic, Rodney (September 8, 2012). "UB Notebook: Licata has great debut". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dZ3SZnDl?url=http://www.buffalonews.com/article/20120908/SPORTS/120909621. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  9. "Buffalo State College > Sports > Basketball (Girls) > Roster". Buffalo State College. http://www.buffalostateathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4896. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  10. Gleason, Bucky (November 4, 2012). "Licata starts building a career at UB". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dYxJS7Dx?url=http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?aid=%2F20121104%2Fsports%2F121109681%2F1092. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  11. Nagy, Patrick (August 13, 2014). "South grad Licata leading UB football". The Amherst Bee (Amherst). Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dYxdhryX?url=http://www.amherstbee.com/news/2014-08-13/Sports/South_grad_Licata_leading_UB_football.html. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  12. Gleason, Bucky (November 12, 2015). "As career winds down, Licata savors the experience all the more". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dYyqBrnj?url=http://buckyandsully.buffalonews.com/2015/11/12/as-career-winds-down-licata-savors-the-experience-all-the-more/. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  13. Pickel, Greg (September 12, 2015). "Buffalo QB Joe Licata posed a manageable challenge in Penn State's 27–14 win over the Bulls". The Patriot-News. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dYz2gRFF?url=http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2015/09/buffalo_qb_joe_licata_posed_a.html. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  14. Gaughan, Mark (October 16, 2015). "UB’s Licata stands firm amid blitzes". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dYzHzMEi?url=http://www.buffalonews.com/sports/university-at-buffalo/ubs-licata-stands-firm-amid-blitzes-20151016. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  15. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/joe-licata-1.html
  16. Riordan, Tim (16 May 2016). "Cincinnati Bengals Sign Joe Licata and wave Matt Johnson". Bull Run (SB Nation). http://www.ubbullrun.com/2016/5/16/11686256/cincinnati-bengals-sign-joe-licata-and-wave-matt-johnson. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  17. "NFL Stats: by Player Category". National Football League. http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?conference=null&statisticCategory=PASSING&offensiveStatisticCategory=null&defensiveStatisticCategory=null&season=2016&seasonType=PRE&experience=0&tabSeq=0&role=OPP. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  18. Hobson, Geoff (29 August 2016). "DiManche, Hocker among first Bengals cuts". http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/DiManche-Hocker-among-first-Bengals-cuts/43c1852f-f988-4d36-91c4-b586a0ad38a4. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  19. Dehner, Paul Jr. (August 29, 2016). "Trio of local players among Bengals' cuts". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on September 22, 2016. https://www.webcitation.org/6khXKmYGI?url=http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2016/08/29/trio-local-players-among-bengals-cuts/89553976/. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  20. Bove, Matt. Timon names UB standout Joe Licata as new AD & varsity football coach. WKBW-TV. Retrieved July 15, 2017.

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