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Kerry Joseph #5


Team: Edmonton Eskimos
HT:6.00
WT: 215
Birthdate: October 4, 1973
Born: New Iberia, LA
College: McNeese State


Acquired: Signed as a free agent on June 8, 2011.

Career: Joseph was originally signed by the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 1996, where he spent most of the season on the practice roster. He played QB for the World League's London Monarchs in 1997. He later signed with Washington in 1997 and moved to tailback during training camp. In the apring of 1998, Joseph played for the Rhein Fire as a safety and won the World Bowl Championship. Kerry then signed with the Seattle Seahawks in the spring of 1998 where he played safety for the next four seasons. He was released by Seattle in April 2002 and signed by Ottawa in April of 2003. That season, Kerry made his CFL debut on July 1 at Calgary, replacing Dan Crowley in second half. He threw his CFL first TD in fourth quarter of that game, 61 yards to Demetris Bendross. He became team's No. 1 pivot after the release of Dan Crowley on July 4. That season, Joseph had a streak of 15 consecutive games with a touchdown pass which set an Ottawa professional football record, previously held by Russ Jackson, set during the 1966 and 1967 seasons. He became only the fifth quarterback in CFL history to throw at least one TD pass in 15 straight games. The others: Sam Etcheverry, Doug Flutie, Joe Kapp and Khari Jones. He surpassed Dan Crowley's single-season Renegades passing yard total from 2002 (2,697) and set single-season franchise records for pass completions (269), pass attempts (475), passing yards (3,666), completion percentage (56.6), touchdowns (19) and interceptions thrown (20). He was the team's nominee for CFL Most Outstanding Player. In 2005, Kerry became only the third player in league history to exceed 4,000 yards passing (4,466) and 1,000 rushing (1,006). Kerry was selected first overall by Saskatchewan in the Ottawa Player Dispersal Draft in April, 2006. In 2007, Kerry rushed for 13 touchdowns, the second most by a quarterback in a single season in CFL history. He led the Riders to a Grey Cup Championship and became the first Saskatchewan Roughrider to win the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player award since the 1976 season when Ron Lancaster won it. He was traded to Toronto in the spring of 2008 and played for the Argonauts for two seasons.

2010: Joseph dressed for one game as a backup quarterback. He was on the 1-Game Injured List for Game 18.

2008: Extended his contract with Toronto on April 23, 2008. Acquired in a March 6, 2008 trade with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, along with Saskatchewan’s 3rd round pick in the 2010 CFL Draft, in exchange for OT Glenn January and DL Ronald Flemons and the Argos’ 2008 first round draft pick and 2010 second round draft pick...Dressed at QB in first pre-season game at Montreal…Entered game in 3rd quarter and finished 5 of 9 for 63 yards and 1 TD…Started second pre-season game against Hamilton and finished 8 for 18 for 147 yds, LG 46, rushed for 21 yards on 5 carries, LG 10, and 1 TD…Week 1, Started at QB and replaced by Michael Bishop in the 2nd and 4th quarters in Argos debut (27/06/08) at Winnipeg…Finished 9 for 17 for 73 yards with 2 carries for 3 yards…Week 2, Started at QB in loss against Hamilton…Finished 20 for 31 with 196 yards, rushed for 21 yards on 6 carries and scored his first TD (3/07/08) as an Argonaut…Week 3, Started at QB in loss at Edmonton and orchestrated a TD scoring drive on the Argos’ first drive of the game…Finished 23 of 40 for 227 yards with 3 INTs and 2 TD passes to Arland Bruce…Also rushed 5 times for 29 yards…Week 4, Started at QB in win vs Edmonton and went 22 for 38 (57.9%) for 343 yards and 1 TD and rushed for 118 yards on 10 carries and 1 TD…Orchestrated a 109-yard, 11-play game-winning drive with less than 1-minute left in the game and finished with a 13-yard TD plunge… Became first Argos QB since Doug Flutie in 1997 to run for 100 yards and throw for 300 yards in a game (20/07/08)…Named CFL Offensive Player of the Week for first time as an Argo and 10th time in his career…Week 5, Started at QB in loss at Saskatchewan and completed 21 of 42 passes for 259 yards with 1 TD and had 9 carries for 39 with 1 TD…Week 6, Started at QB and completed 21 of 35 passes for 219 yards with 1 INT, 0 TD and ran three times for 22 yards in win vs Winnipeg…Week 7, Started at QB and completed 21 of 40 passes for 303 yards with 2 INT while rushing three times for 37 yards…Completed one 2-pt convert to Arland Bruce III in loss at Hamilton…Week 8, Started at QB and played the entire first half, replaced by bakcup Michael Bishop at start of second half…Completed 9 of 16 passes for 115 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD while rushing for 21 yards on one carry in loss vs Montreal…Week 9, Started at QB in Labour Day win at Hamilton and completed 18 of 33 passes for 399 yards, LG 81, with 1 TD…Also ran 6 times for 49 yards, LG 24…Week 10, Started at QB and completed 21 of 40 passes for 259 yards, 2 INT and 1 TD also ran 6 times for 17 yards in loss at Montreal…Week 11, Started at QB and completed 19 of 37 passes for 239 yards, 3 INT, 0 TD and carried 5 times for 24 yards… Replaced early in the fourth quarter by backup QB Cody Pickett in loss vs Winnipeg…Week 12, Dressed as backup QB, behind starter Cody Pickett, and did not take the field in loss at Calgary… Week 13, Dressed as backup QB, behind Cody Pickett, in loss vs Calgary…Week 14, Started at QB and completed 13 of 27 passes for 228 yards, 2 INT, 0 TD in loss vs BC…Week 15, Started at QB and had a solid game, completing a season-high 25 of 36 passes (70.2%), for 319 yards with 0 TDs and 0 INTs…Ran 6 times for 27 yards in loss at Winnipeg…Week 16, Started at QB and completed 22 of 35 passes (62.8%) for personal Argo career-highs of 400 yards and 3 TD passes and 0 INT…Ran 3 times for 14 yards in loss vs Montreal…Week 17, Started QB and completed 17 of 29 passes for 276 yards with 3 TD and 1 INT and ran 3 times for 30 yards in loss at B.C…Week 18, Started at QB and threw for a single-game career-high 5 TD passes in loss vs Saskatchewan…Finished 25 of 38 (65.8%) for 307 yards, LG 42, and 0 INT and 5 TD…Rushed 7 times for 38 yards…Named CFL Offensive Player of the Week for second time this season and 11th time in his career.

2007: Became the first Saskatchewan Roughrider to win the League’s top player award since the 1976 season when Ron Lancaster was the CFL’s Outstanding Player. Joseph finished the season completing 267-of-459 attempts for 4,002 yards, 24 touchdowns, eight interceptions and a passer efficiency rating of 97.1. The five-year CFL veteran rushed for 13 touchdowns, the second most by a quarterback in a single season in CFL history.

2006: Dressed in all 18 regular season games…started 14 regular season games and both playoff games at quarterback…completed 28 of 39 passes for 334 yards and three touchdowns in week 3…completed 26 of 38 passes for 405 yards and one touchdown in week 5…finished season with 267 completions on 463 attempts for 3,489 yards and 22 touchdowns…also rushed 91 times for 583 yards and four touchdowns….received the Frontier Peterbilt Presidents' Ring Award for having exceptional motivational and leadership skills on and off the field.

2005: Became only the third player in league history to exceed 4,000 yards passing (4,466) and 1,000 rushing (1,006) in 2005. He threw 25 TD passes and ran for another nine.

2004: Named Rogers AT&T CFL Offensive Player of the Week on July 6 ... Suffered a foot injury (left) in the second quarter of the Renegades' last game (July 16 vs Winnipeg) and missed Ottawa's game at Toronto, against Calgary and at B.C... Returned to the line-up on August 19, at home, against Hamilton... Game 1 @ WPG: Surpassed 300 yards in one game for fourth time in carrer with 307-yard effort. Threw a 74-yard touchdown pass to Yo Murphy in third quarter, breaking a 13-13 tie. Scored touchdown on one-yard plunge early in fourth quarter. Gained 50 yards on five carries... Game 2 @ TOR: Performed well in wet conditions. Threw 47-yard touchdown pass to Yo Murphy in third quarter (has not thrown a TD pass to another player to date in season). Ran four times for 29 yards... Game 3 vs EDM: Finest performance by Joseph to date in a Renegades uniform. Set franchise records in passing yardage in one game (436) and scoring touchdowns (three rushes). Equalled franchise record (Dan Crowley) with three touchdown passes in one game... Completed 25 of 31 attempts and did not throw an interception. Rushed for 61 yards on nine carries. Named league's offensive player of week following performance.... Game 4 @ MTL: Despite intense Alouettes pressure, Joseph completed 21 of 30 passes for 215 yards and recorded a touchdown pass... Game 5 vs WPG: Went 10-of-18 for 147 yards into the second quarter before being injured on a sack. Ended his streak of four consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass... Game 9 vs HAM: Was 15-of-28 passing, for 214 yards, in his return to the Renegades line-up as starting quarterback following three-games on the injured reserve. Threw a touchdown pass to Josh Ranek... Game 10 @ EDM: Surpassed 300-yard plateau again, but wasn't enough against the Eskmos. Completed 17 of 26 passes for 347 yards and two touchdowns, but was picked off four times. His two touchdowns were deep strikes - one 72 yards to Yo Murphy, the other a 75-yard bomb to Jason Armstead. Also rushed twice for 9 yards... GAME 11 vs MTL: Attempted 41 passes and completed 21 of them en route to a 234-yard effort in the air. Hooked up with Jason Armstead on a 15-yard touchdown pass and also rushed three times for 18 yards... Game 12 vs B.C.: Continued success in the air with 19 completions on 28 passes for 296 yards. Found Armstead for the third time in as many games for a touchdown pass. Game 13 @ CGY: Was 18 out of 34 for 169 yards including a 19-yard TD pass to Bendross. Also added 10 rushes for 66 yards, including his longest run of the season, a 32 yard dash... Game 14 @ SSK: Completed 18 of 29 passes for 193 yards and threw for 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. Ran 11 times for a total of 67 yards including a 34 yard scamper, his longest this season... Game 15 vs SSK: Left game in first half after completing one pass for 15 yards, and rushing once for 46 yards.

2003: Had a streak of 15 consecutive games with a touchdown pass snapped Oct. 26 @ Montreal. Had passed for at least one TD in each of his previous 15 appearances. The 15-game streak set an Ottawa professional football record, previously held by Russ Jackson, set during the 1966 and 1967 seasons. Became only the fifth quarterback in CFL history to throw at least one TD pass in 15 straight games. The others: Sam Etcheverry, Doug Flutie, Joe Kapp and Khari Jones ... Selected by Ottawa chapter of the Football Reporters of Canada as the team's nominee for Rogers AT&T CFL Most Outstanding Player ... Surpassed Dan Crowley's single-season Renegades passing yard total from 2002 (2,697) during Sept. 14 game @ Montreal ... Set single-season franchise records for pass completions (269), pass attempts (475), passing yards (3,666), completion percentage (56.6), touchdowns (19) and interceptions thrown (20) ... Led the CFL with 20 interceptions ... Fumbled 11 times, lost five ... Rushed for 616 yards on 82 carries, ranking second on the club in rushing yards and second among CFL quarterbacks (trailing Nealon Greene of Saskatchewan with 723) ... Made CFL debut July 1 @ Calgary replacing Dan Crowley in second half. Completed seven of 20 passes for 126 yards. Threw his CFL first TD in fourth quarter, 61 yards to Demetris Bendross ... Became team's No. 1 pivot after the release of Dan Crowley on July 4 ... Set franchise record of 332 passing yards in first CFL start July 10 vs Toronto. Became first player in Renegades history to score two rushing touchdowns in one game ... Passed for second straight 300-yard game July 18 vs BC. Also had second consecutive game with 20 completions ... Threw for under 300 yards for first time in three CFL starts July 24 @ BC (212) ... Broke 300 passing yards for third time in four CFL starts, July 31 vs Edmonton. Threw two touchdown passes for first time in CFL career (to Josh Ranek and D.J. Flick). Set personal season high with 23 completions. Ran the ball nine times for 64 yards ... Scored third touchdown of season Aug. 12 @ Winnipeg on a seven-yard bootleg in fourth quarter ... Scored two rushing touchdowns of one-yard each Aug. 17 @ Saskatchewan and became second player in Renegades history to score two touchdowns in one quarter ... Had a three-game streak with at least 50 rushing yards broken Aug. 17 @ Saskatchewan ... Had another impressive outing Aug. 29 vs Montreal, scoring the longest rushing TD in Renegades history on a 63-yard run down the north sideline during second quarter ... Did not score a touchdown Sept. 6 vs Hamilton, breaking a three-game TD-scoring streak ... Completed 21 of 32 passes for 332 yards Sept. 6 vs Hamilton. Threw two touchdown passes for first time in one game since July 31 vs Edmonton. Completed at least 20 passes for first time since July 31 vs Edmonton. Equalled team and personal record with 332 passing yards ... Completed longest touchdown pass of season, a 75-yard catch-and-run to D.J. Flick in second quarter, Sept. 14 @ MTL ... Attempted 43 passes Sept. 19 @ Edmonton, a Renegades season high. Also completed 23 passes, equalling a Renegades season high ... Completed six of 15 passes for a season-low 88 yards Sept. 26 vs Calgary. Played first half but did not return in second half due to a shoulder sprain suffered during a running play in the first quarter. Completed TD pass (28 yards) to Mike Maurer on team's third play from scrimmage ... Made appearance in game Oct. 4 @ Toronto in relief of starter Romaro Miller who left the game in second quarter with a rib injury (first time after 12 straight starts that Joseph had not been the starter). Threw a touchdown pass in 14th consecutive game (during final minute of second quarter, a 60-yard completion to Sherrod Gideon). Threw interception to Orlondo Steinauer deep in Toronto territory in third quarter. Steinauer returned ball to Ottawa 10 yard-line and set up a key touchdown for Toronto ... Had first multi-touchdown passing game since Sept. 19 with a two-TD performance Oct. 13 vs Toronto ... Recorded a season-low 107 passing yards Oct. 26 @ Montreal.

2002: Did not play professionally (competed in flag football league in home state of Louisiana) ... Released from the Seahawks Seattle (NFL) in April.

2001: Played with the Seahawks... Played eight games ... totalled six solo tackles at safety... Was credited of one quarterback sack for loss of six yards ...

2000: Started 10 of the 16 games with the Seahawks... Tallied 58 tackles, 45 in solo... On special teams, tackled once in solo and once assisted by teammate ...

1999: Started four of 16 games with Seahawks.... Totalled 28 tackles, 21 in solo... Defensively, intercepted three times for return gains of 82 yards... On special teams, tackled once in solo ...

1998: Started the year with NFL Europe Rhein Fires... Started 11 games at safety... Intercepted three passes from opponent quarterbacks... Ranked second on team with 41 tackles... Forced on fumble... Knocked down seven passes... Sacked once... Following his World Bowl championship win, the Seattle Seahawks re-signed him... In Seattle, tallied 21 tackles including 20 in solo... Played in 16 games on defensive and on special teams... Returned 15 kicks for returns of 182 yards ...

1997: Started the year with the NFL Europe's London Monarchs... Tried out as quarterback, his natural position... Completed 26 of 69 pass attempts for gains of 263 yards... Rushed 10 times for gains of 73 yards... In the fall, Joseph tried out as slotback with the NFL's Washington Redskins... Was released in training camp ...

1996: Attended training camp of the Cincinnati Bengals ... Spent the entire season on the practice roster...

HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE: Named MVP of McNeese State in his senior year of 1995 ... Also named to the All-Southland Conference team and named the conference player of the year ... Named to the All-Louisiana college team in 1995 and selected the state's offensive football player of the year by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Led the team to a 42-11 record during four seasons as the McNeese State starting quarterback ... Led the team to two Southland Conference titles ... In his senior year, the team advanced to the NCAA Division 1-AA semi-finals...Received the 1995 James J. Corbett Memorial Award as outstanding amateur athlete in Louisiana ... Set 15 McNeese records ... Is McNeese's all-time career total offence leader with 9,676 yards on 1,649 plays ... Completed 565 career passes for 7,874 yards and 67 touchdowns... Rushed 535 times for 1,802 yards and 19 touchdowns ...Set school record in 1995 for offensive yards in one season (3,038) ... Completed 168 of 318 passes in 1995 for 2,485 and 27 touchdowns in that senior year ... Also participated in track & field at McNeese in javelin ... Served as McNeese reserve punter.

PERSONAL: Works as a personal trainer with football prospects in Orlando, FL during the off-season...donates his time and money to several charities during the season... Kerry throws with his right arm and kicks with his left foot