Linval Joseph wiki, bio, age, nfl, height, team, salary
Linval Clement Joseph is known across the world as an American Football Defensive Tackle who plays for the team Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. He was born in the year 1988, 10th October. He used to play college football at East Carolina and was drafted by New York Giants in the second round during the 46th overall 2010 NFL Draft. He is 1.93 meters in height and is currently 27 years of age. His bio includes the following details. He was born in the city of Saint Croix situated at U.S. Virgin Islands.
He went to Santa Fe High school located in Alachua, Florida and he played as a letterman in football for the Raiders. He also was two times All-State selection (Class AAA) as a junior and senior and All region choice. He got lettered three times in the weightlifting and the track where he earned 10 varsity letters. In weightlifting, he had a record of 415 bench presses and 560 squats. He also grabbed the Florida State Weightlifting Championship as a junior with 415 pounds of Bench presses and 320 pounds of clean Jerk. He was one of the top performers for the state with a throwing pace of 17.13 meters in shot put and 48.41 meters in discus. In the year 2005, he got the district and regional titles in both of the shot put and discus. He also won the state championship in the shot put and discus.
His timing was recorded as 5 seconds in the 40 yards dash. He was regarded as a three star recruit by the rivals.com. he got featured in the Rivals Recruiting Yearbook of 2007. He also got rated as the no.44 defense tackle and no. 59 on the state of Florida. He is still considered to be the region’s top prospects and among the 500 prospects in the country, with an ability of a professional and with an ability to upgrade the college team. HE was recorded as the 76th overall recruit in the Florida by the SuperPrep Magazine. He went to East Carolina University starting from the year 2007 up to the year 2009. At that time he totaled 143 tackles which included 2.5 sacks and 29.5 losses.
He also got named as the first team All- Conference USA posing as a junior in the year 2009. He also announced that his intention was to forgo his remaining eligibility to enter the NFL Draft in the year 2010. He also was named as the NFC Defensive Player of the week for his performance in the Vikings 21-18 OT win against St. Louis Rams in the 9th Week. He was credited with 10 tackles where 7 of his was solo, 0.5 sacks, 3 tackles for loss and earned a +11.4 grade from the Pro Football Focus. He also became the first Viking defensive tackle who won an award in over a decade and the first Viking defender to get an honor since Kevin Williams and Anthony Barr respectively in the year 2014. His solo tackles of 39 in the year 2015 leads the league among all the defensive tackles. He earns a basic salary of $3,900,000 for the year 2015.