#40 Kevin Joyce Season 2006-07
Started in 10 of 11 games at outside linebacker… Also saw significant minutes of two non-starts… Finished season sixth on team with 47 total tackles… Also posted 29 solo tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one quarterback sack, three defensed passes, a fumble recovery and three quarterback hurries… Posted at least four tackles in seven games… Contributed a season-high eight tackles, including one tackle for loss, at Florida… Posted seven tackles in road win at Arkansas… Fumble recovery came against Kentucky… Made key tackle on reverse during closing drive of team[apos]s victory at Tennessee.
Played in all 11 games… Started finale versus Tennessee… Ended season with 57 total tackles, including 37 solo stops… Also contributed four tackles for loss… Achieved at least one tackle for loss in last three games… Career high of 10 tackles came at Georgia, then posted eight tackles at LSU… Earned Defensive Player of the Week honor after eight-tackle, one interception effort against Tennessee… Added sack/forced fumble versus Florida and six tackles at Ole Miss.
Played in all 12 games as second-team outside linebacker… Finished season as team[apos]s fourth leading tackler at linebacker with 39 total tackles… Tied for sixth on squad with three tackles for loss, including first career sack versus Georgia… Played solid versus Navy, contributing six unassisted tackles and nine total tackles.
Four-year varsity letterman… Three-year defensive starter (DE and LB) during stellar career at Orlando area power… Combines speed (4.6) and strength with superb football knowledge… Two-year team captain… Holds many of school[apos]s career defensive records … During junior and senior seasons, accumulated huge stats – 255 total tackles, 65 solo tackles, 18 quarterback sacks, eight forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, five blocked kicks and two interceptions… Team was 35-5 during four-year varsity career, making state playoffs each year… Also played RB and WR… Team MVP Defensive Player, 2A District Player of the Year… Two-time Associated Press 2A First Team All-State and Orlando Sentinel 2001 All-Central Florida Team and Top 50 Recruits List… Selected Superprep Magazine All-Dixie Team… Three-time All-Conference and All-District selection.
Joyce is majoring in Human and Organizational Development.
Son of Rick and Debbie Joyce… Born May 22, 1984… Two older brothers were standouts for Lake Highland… Prep teammate of Vanderbilt sophomore starting offensive lineman Brian Stamper… Enjoys fishing and golf.