William Joseph, American football player with Haitian Roots

William Joseph is a professional American football player. His last National Football League team to play for was the Oakland Raiders. His interest for the game began while he was at Edison High School. He has Haitian Roots.


He schooled at the University of Miami where he started every game. William Joseph gained popularity from his college football career. As a junior, William Joseph was third-team All-American recognition by the Associated Press and second-team All-Big East in 2001. He began as a defensive end but later moved to defensive tackle.

His NFL career began in 2003. He was picked by the New York Giants at the 25th overall pick. He signed a five year contract with the Giants. William Joseph began as a reserve defensive reserve before he began playing full time in 2005. He played all regular games in 2005 and 2006 before sustaining an injury in 2007. Joseph received a Super Bowl ring while he played for the Giants in Super Bowl XLII.

In his NFL professional career, William Joseph was signed by the Oakland Raiders on March 14, 2008. His season with the Riders has been frequented with releasing and re-signing the player. In 2008 and 2009 Oakland Raiders released and resigned Joseph three times.

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