|High School:||Cypress Bay|
Junior Boaz Joseph has seen significant action on special teams the past two seasons, but enters the 2016 season hopeful of making a larger contribution at cornerback. The 6-1, 190-pound Joseph has outstanding size and length for the cornerback position, which should allow him to match up with large opposing receivers.
Nebraska will return 2015 starters and fellow juniors Joshua Kalu and Chris Jones at cornerback, but the competition for playing time beyond those two appears to be wide open. With Jones sidelined for much of the spring, Joseph took significant reps with the top defense.
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.
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.
Joseph is the son of Jonas and Lisiana Joseph, and he was born on Sept. 8, 1994. He is majoring in sociology. Joseph has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, at the Belmont Rec Center and local hospital visits.
Joseph's Career Stats
» Games Played – 17, 5 in 2014, 12 in 2015
» Tackles – 2 UT, 2 AT, 4 TT, 1 UT in 2014, 1 UT, 2 AT, 3 TT in 2015