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Joe Barksdale
T #72
Offensive Line
TOTAL 70 47
2015 SD 16 16
2014 STL 16 16
2013 STL 16 13
2012 STL 6 2
2012 OAK 0 0
2011 OAK 16 0

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Selected by Oakland Raiders as second of two choices in third round (92nd overall) of 2011 NFL Draft, April 29, 2011…Signed first contract, July 31, 2011.

Selected by Oakland Raiders as second of two choices in third round (92nd overall) of 2011 NFL Draft, April 29, 2011…Signed first contract, July 31, 2011.

CAREER: Promising offensive lineman saw action in all 16 games as a rookie…Played primarily on special teams but saw playing time on offensive line in a reserve capacity.

2011: Played in all 16 games as a rookie, primarily on special teams and in six-lineman sets…(9/12) at DEN: Made NFL debut on Monday Night Football, seeing action on special teams in a 23-20 Raiders victory…(9/25) vs. NYJ: Saw first career action on the offensive line…Contributed to an offense that produced 234 yards on the ground and helped RB Darren McFadden rush for a career-high 171 yards…(10/2) vs. NE: Part of a unit that totaled  a season-high 504 yards of total offense…(11/10) at SD: Saw time on the offensive line, helping team rush for 191 yards and post 489 yards of total offense…(12/18) vs. DET: Part of an offense that produced 477 total yards.

COLLEGE: Played four years at LSU, which went 40-13 over that span…Saw action in 53 career games and started his final 39 contests in succession…Made 26 career starts at right tackle and 13 starts at left tackle…In three seasons as a starter, participated in 2,534 offensive plays and produced an 83.8 percent grade for blocking consistency…As a senior, started all 13 games at LT…Earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors from NFL Draft Report…Added second-team accolades from the league’s coaches and the Associated Press…Part of an offensive line that reduced its sack total by 13 from the previous season…Helped Tigers average 341.3 yards of total offense and 185.7 rushing yards per contest…Earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after grading out at 93 percent against Mississippi…Started all 13 games at RT as a junior, playing every offensive snap during the Tigers’ final five games…Earned starting job as a sophomore, taking over at RT and starting all 13 games…Helped Tigers average 368.1 yards per contest over a 10-game stretch…Played in 14 games as a freshman, seeing reserve action on the offensive line in eight contests, helping LSU to a BCS national championship…Played on both extra-point and field-goal units…Saw 57 snaps from scrimmage on offense and another 98 on special teams...Also lined up in the backfield in short-yardage and goal-line situations...General studies major.

PERSONAL: Attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Mich. …Regarded as the top defensive-tackle prospect in the Midwest and was rated the fourth-best player in the country at his position…A consensus five-star prospect among recruiting publications, was named to the prestigious Parade All-America team…Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl…Chosen by the Detroit News as the top blue-chip prospect, and was a member of the Rivals.com Top 100 and Scout.com Hot 100 …Named a SuperPrep All-American…Named to the Detroit News “Dream Team” after recording 73 tackles (17 for loss), 14 hurries, seven sacks, one interception and three forced fumbles as a senior…As a junior, received all-city honors after making 83 tackles (20 for loss), five forced fumbles, eight sacks and 10 fumble recoveries…Graduated early with a 3.5 grade-point average…Interned with TiVo in June 2012…Volunteered with the Omega Psi Phi “Omega Gents” in Oakland during May 2012.

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