Karl Joseph is a bandit now, and he’s not going to keep his hits holstered.
The 6-foot-1, 196-pound junior football player at West Virginia University is the team’s hardest, most devastating hitter. Throw his name in the YouTube search bar and look at the highlights from his first two collegiate seasons.
“He’s a train wreck, man,” WVU safeties coach Joe DeForest said of Joseph. “If it’s moving, he’s going to hit it … and he’s going to hit it hard.”
Obviously, Joseph seeks out the collisions, but that is only one concern as he transitions to a more physically demanding position. Joseph simply refuses to leave the field. He might just miss out on one of those bone-jarring, fumble-causing, pain-inducing hits.
“I try to play as much as I can, even through the nicks and bruises,” Joseph said. “I try to be tough and stick it out.”