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2017 Game Program Senior Feature: Boaz Joseph

October 13, 2017

Boaz Joseph was made for Husker Nation and there isn’t much he enjoys more than being a Husker.

His favorite part about his recruitment to Nebraska was “how consistent they were, always having my back,” he said. He chose Nebraska after also visiting Louisville, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Purdue.

The Florida native came to the Midwest after an impressive high school career. As a senior, Joseph had 52 tackles, 12 pass breakups and four fumble recoveries, helping him earn third-team all-state honors, as well as first-team All-Broward County accolades. Joseph was also recognized as one of the top 70 cornerbacks in the country by 247 Sports.

Joseph made an immediate impact in high school, setting the tone for his producitve prep career.

“My first football memory would be taking it back 100 yards freshman year of high school,” he said.

Upon deciding to be a Husker, Joseph found the transition to Lincoln to be pretty seamless.

“The weather, that’s the only difference,” Joseph said, noting that it has not been a hard adjustment for him. Part of the reason he has taken so well to his new home has been the family atmosphere at Nebraska, led by his teammates. Joseph said even though his teammates come from many different backgrounds, they all get along well and enjoy each other’s company, noting “everyone is funny in their own way, even if they’re not trying they’re funny.”

On the football field, Joseph has been a regular member on Nebraska’s special teams coverage units the past two seasons, and his eight special teams tackles his junior year were tied for the third-most on the team. He had two tackles in both the Wisconsin and Ohio State games in the 2016 season.

Off the field, he has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, Belmont Rec Center and local hospital visits. In the classroom, he made the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll last spring.
The ethnic studies major is on track to graduate next May. Joseph’s only goal after graduation? “Being a millionaire,” he said.

As his Husker career nears the end, Joseph relfected on his favorite part about being a member of the Husker football team – the fans.

“The big crowd, how much the crowd loves the sport and everything as much as we do,” Jospeh said when asked about his favorite part of being a Husker.

As his career nears an end, it will also be the legendary Husker fans that he will miss the most about his time at Nebraska.

“I will miss the fans and how important football is to them,” he said.