Defensive Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Weston, Fla.
High School: Cypress Bay
Major: Ethnic Studies


Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2017)

2017 Outlook
Boaz Joseph enters his senior season with hopes of earning playing time in a talented secondary. He has been a reserve cornerback the past two seasons, a spot where the Huskers return ample game experience.

The 6-1, 200-pound Joseph has outstanding size for the cornerback position, allowing him to match up with larger receivers. He has also been a regular on NU’s special teams coverage units the past two seasons.

Joseph is an ethnic studies major and is on track to graduate next May.

2016 (Junior)
Joseph was one of Nebraska's top special teams coverage players, while providing depth at cornerback. Joseph played in 12 games and had eight tackles, all on special teams. His eight special teams tackles were tied for the third-most on the team. He had two tackles each against Wisconsin and Ohio State.  

2015 (Sophomore)
Joseph played in 12 games, missing only the Northwestern game when he was sidelined by an injury. Joseph saw the majority of his action on NU's coverage units and finished the year with three tackles, all on special teams. He had one tackle each against BYU, South Alabama and Purdue.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Joseph played in five games, primarily on NU's coverage units. He had one unassisted tackle at Fresno State.

2013 (Redshirt)
Joseph redshirted in his first season in the program in 2013.

Before Nebraska (Cypress Bay HS)
Joseph starred at Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Fla., one of the top prep programs in Florida. As a senior, Joseph had 52 tackles, 12 pass breakups and four fumble recoveries to help Cypress Bay to a 12-3 record. The school reached the finals of the Class 8A playoffs, before dropping a 53-50 decision to Apopka in the state finals. Joseph's play earned him third-team Class 8A all-state honors in 2012, as well as first-team All-Broward County accolades.

Joseph recorded five interceptions as a junior in 2011, helping Cypress Bay to an 8-4 record and the second round of the state playoffs. Joseph also showed his speed on the track, posting a sub-11 second 100-meter dash as a senior. Joseph was ranked as one of the top 70 corners in the nation by 247 Sports. Joseph chose Nebraska after also visiting Louisville, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Purdue.

Boaz is the son of Jonas and Lisiana Joseph, and he was born on Sept. 8, 1994. Joseph has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, Belmont Rec Center and local hospital visits.

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