Florida LB Vosean Joseph earned the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week honors, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Sunday.
The weekly honor is the first of Joseph’s career after he recorded a team-high 14 tackles, including 3.5 for loss in Florida’s 27-19 upset of then-No. 5 LSU. Joseph also logged two sacks on LSU QB Joe Burrow twice for a loss of 14 yards. He is the first UF player to receive the honor since LB Antonio Morrison in 2015.
Something about playing LSU seems to make Joseph, a junior from Miami, turn things up a notch on the field. In 2016, he made one of the most memorable hits of the game to keep former Tigers QB Danny Etling from scoring a touchdown.
Through six games, Joseph is Florida’s leading tackler with 42 tackles, including 6.5 for loss. UF goes into Week 7 with a 5-1 record and No. 14 ranking. Joseph and the Gators will look to turn in another strong defensive effort at Vanderbilt, a game set for Noon ET on ESPN.