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19 Tony Joiner
  • Defensive Back
  • 5-11 · 190
  • Junior, 2L
  • Haines City Haines City HS

A true junior defensive back…

2005: Saw action in the final 11 games and started one (LSU)…Finished out the season with 27 tackles, including 17 solo efforts and one tackle for a loss of two yards, as well as one pass break-up and one forced fumble…One of nine defensive players to recover a fumble, and one of 11 with an interception this season…Recorded a career-high six tackles and his first career interception to lead the Florida defense against Kentucky with four solo and two assisted efforts…Notched two solo tackles against Vanderbilt, and also forced one fumble, the first of his career…

2004: Saw action in nine of the 12 games (missing Tennessee, Kentucky and Miami games) for 98 plays…Was a key member of kickoff coverage, kickoff return and punt return teams…Saw action in the secondary vs. Eastern Michigan and South Carolina….Was one of eight freshmen to play in the season opener against Eastern Michigan…First career road trip was the game against Tennessee…Recorded a career high of two tackles, both solo, in the game against Georgia…Tied his total of two tackles in the South Carolina match up…Also had a tackle against Florida State…

PREP: Rated as the 25th-best prospect in the state of Florida in SuperPrep's All-America issue…Ranked as the 20th-best safety prospect in the nation by Rivals.com …Ranked as the 13th best safety in the country by TheInsiders.com…Ranked 42nd on TheInsiders.com South Hot 100…Over last two seasons of high school, Joiner recorded 200 tackles and 10 interceptions…In his high school, he played quarterback, linebacker and wide receiver for the football team as also earned varsity letters in baseball and basketball…Selected first-team all-county along with Florida's first-team All-State…Selected for 2003 CaliFlorida Bowl, where he had a standout performance in recording nine tackles, four pass breakups, three tackles for a loss, and one interception…Runs a 4.58 40-yard dash…LSU, Ole Miss, North Carolina and N.C. State were among his choices…Cousin of former Gator Larry Kendrick…Also a pro prospect in baseball…

MAJOR: Social and Behavioral Sciences.


CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
Year UT-AT TT TBL QBS FF FR PD INT
2004 5-1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 17-10 27 2 0 1 1 1 1
Totals: 22-11 33 2 0 1 1 1 1

JOINER'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 6 (Kentucky, 2005)
QB Sacks: None
Forced Fumbles: 1 (Vanderbilt, 2005)
Interceptions: 1 (Kentucky, 2005)

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