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Joey Ijjas

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Height
6' 2"
CLASS
RSR
Hometown
Clearwater
Weight
203 lbs.
Experience
1L
School
Central Catholic

CAREER: Participated in 25 games during his two-year Gator career… Established a single-season record for extra points with 72 as a senior… Was Florida's kicker and handled the kickoff duties in all 13 games of the 2007 campaign… Saw action in 12 games during the Orange and Blue's national title run in '06.

HONORS: 2007 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll, 2006 Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2007: Earned Academic All-SEC honors for the second time… Was 10-for-15 on field goals and 72-of-73 on point-after attempts… The 72 PATs were a single-season school record, one more than Bart Edmiston's total in 1995… His 102 points were second on the Gators behind Tim Tebow (138)… Amassed 5,941 yards on 96 kickoffs (61.9 avg.), with seven touchbacks… Missed both of his field-goal attempts in the Capital One Bowl versus Michigan, from 49 yards and 35 yards… Had converted three in a row to end the regular season… Hit a 35-yarder in the win over Florida State and  connected on a 36-yard field-goal try against Florida Atlantic… Also registered an assisted tackle on a kickoff in the contest with the Owls… Made a 34-yard field-goal attempt at South Carolina, while adding an assisted stop on a kickoff… Career-high streak of four-straight field goals ended when he missed a 38-yard try against Vanderbilt… Booted a career-high 43-yard try against Georgia… Kicked a 31-yard field goal at LSU to go along with a 3-for-3 effort on extra points… Made four PAT attempts, along with a 25-yard field goal at Ole Miss… Had a 34-yard attempt blocked before hitting from 24 yards against Auburn… Was 8-for-8 on extra points and connected on a 25-yard field goal versus Tennessee… Successfully made the first field goal of the his Florida career against Troy, good for 32-yards while also handling all eight PAT duties… Had seven kickoffs land on an average of the Western Kentucky 8-yard line.

2006: Member of the 2006 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll… Handled the Gators’ eight kickoff assignments for 465 yards in their 41-14 win over No. 1 Ohio State in the Tostitos BCS Championship Game… Registered 386 yards on seven kickoffs, while adding a pair of touchbacks, versus Arkansas… Tallied 255 yards while handling four kickoff assignments in the win at Florida State… Was responsible for Florida’s season-high 10 kickoff assignments against Western Carolina… Handled the Gators’ four kickoff duties against South Carolina and recorded his first tackle on a kickoff return by the Gamecocks… Recorded Florida’s 272 yards while handling Florida’s five kickoff assignments against Vanderbilt… Was responsible for the Gators’ four kickoff assignments against Georgia, bringing his season total to 27 kickoffs for 1,536 yards… Handled all five of Florida’s kickoff responsibilities in its 27-17 loss at Auburn… Made four kickoffs against LSU for 375 yards… Handled Florida’s five kickoff assignments against Alabama for 313 yards… Recorded all five of Florida’s kickoffs in his SEC debut against Kentucky for 290 yards… Handled four kickoffs against UCF for 142 yards in his Gator debut…

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Kicked for one year at East Carolina University.

PREP: Holds Clearwater Central Catholic H.S. records for points, field goals and extra points… Helped lead his team to three district championships… Competed for the North squad at the Palms at Pinellas All-Star Classic… Earned first-team all-county acclaim twice in soccer… Member of the 2002 FHSAA soccer state champions.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 5, 1984… His parents are Joe and Kathy Ijjas… Has a brother, Jeff, and a sister, Lindsey… His sister played four years of softball at Florida Gulf Coast University

MAJOR: Architecture.

CAREER KICKOFF STATISTICS
Year No. Yds. Avg. TB OB    
2006 65 3755 57.8 11 2    
2007 96 5941 61.9 7 4    
Tot.: 161 9696 60.2 18 6    
 
CAREER KICKING STATISTICS
Year XPM XPA Pct. FGM Pct. Lng Pts.
2007 72 73 .986 10-15 .667 43 102
Tot.: 72 73 .986 10-15 .667 43 102

Game-By-Game

2007
    TACKLES SACKS FUMBLE   Pass Def     Blkd PAT        
Date Opponent Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Mad-Att Run Rcv Saf Pts
Sep 1, 2007 WKU 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 7-7 0 0 0 7
Sep 8, 2007 TROY 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 8-8 0 0 0 11
Sep 15, 2007 UT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 8-8 0 0 0 11
Sep 22, 2007 at Ole Miss 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3-3 0 0 0 6
Sep 29, 2007 AUBURN 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2-2 0 0 0 5
Oct 6, 2007 at LSU 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3-3 0 0 0 6
Oct 20, 2007 at Kentucky 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6-6 0 0 0 9
Oct 27, 2007 vs UGA 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3-3 0 0 0 6
Nov 3, 2007 VANDERBILT 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 7-7 0 0 0 7
Nov 10, 2007 at South Carolina 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6-7 0 0 0 9
Nov 17, 2007 FLORIDA ATLANTIC 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 8-8 0 0 0 11
Nov 24, 2007 FLORIDA STATE 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6-6 0 0 0 9
Jan 1, 2008 vs Michigan 2 0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 5-5 0 0 0 5
  Totals 3 3 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 72-73 0 0 0 102

    PUNTING FIELDGOALS KICKOFFS
Date Opponent No Yds Avg Long Blkd TB FC 50+ I20 Att-Made Lg Blkd No Yds Avg TB OB
Sep 01, 2007 WKU 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 7 432 61.7 0 1
Sep 08, 2007 TROY. 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 32 0 10 619 61.9 0 1
Sep 15, 2007 UT. 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 25 0 10 653 65.3 1 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Ole Miss 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-1 25 0 5 323 64.6 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 AUBURN. 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-1 24 1 4 261 65.2 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 at LSU. 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 31 0 5 306 61.2 1 0
Oct 20, 2007 at Kentucky 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 21 0 8 512 64.0 1 0
Oct 27, 2007 vs UGA. 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 43 0 6 410 68.3 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 VANDERBILT. 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 8 500 62.5 3 0
Nov 10, 2007 at South Carolina 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 34 0 9 509 56.6 1 2
Nov 17, 2007 FLORIDA ATLANTIC. 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 36 0 10 601 60.1 0 0
Nov 24, 2007 FLORIDA STATE 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 35 0 8 467 58.4 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs Michigan 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0 1 6 348 58.0 0 0
  Totals 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15-10 43 2 96 5941 61.9 7 4

2006
    PUNTING FIELDGOALS KICKOFFS  
Date Opponent Solo Ast Total T FL-Yds No-Yds FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf Pts
Sep 09, 2006 UCF 0 0 0 0 .0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 KENTUCKY 0 0 0 0 .0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 ALABAMA 0 0 0 0 .0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 LSU 0 0 0 0 .0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 at Auburn 0 0 0 0 .0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 vs Georgia 0 0 0 0 .0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 at Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 .0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 SOUTH CAROLINA. 0 1 1 0 .0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18, 2006 WESTERN CAROLINA 0 0 0 0 .0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 25, 2006 at Florida State 0 0 0 0 .0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Dec. 2, 2006 vs Arkansas 1 0 1 0 .0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Jan. 8, 2007 vs Ohio State 0 0 0 0 .0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
  Totals 1 1 2 0 .0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0

 

Profile on Joey Ijjas

  • Made a 60-yard field goal for a full-ride scholarship that Coach Meyer challenged him to make at practice in front of the entire team in August of 2007 

What They Are Saying About Joey Ijjas

"Joey is an extremely hard worker, and I think everyone sees that. Throughout this past spring and two-a-days, he's really gotten the confidence of the whole team because at the end of practice we'll have a live situation - down by two or something like that - and he always goes in there and knocks it down. And he's gotten the confidence of not only our unit, the snapper and holder, but the whole team."
James Smith, UF long snapper

"I got to do a lot of cool things last year as well, but this is another step in that entire little journey. It's kind of crazy. I've got an SEC championship, a national championship ring. I'm at Florida, one of the best places to be. I guess I took the indirect route. I took the long way of getting here."
Joey Iijas

 

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