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5 Things to Know About Joey Iosefa

Get to know the Buccaneers' newest running back.


READ: BUCS DRAFT JOEY IOSEFA1. He will play fullback in Tampa.

Iosefa was a halfback in college, but General Manager Jason Licht said he will play fullback and will be in the mix for the starting job. Iosefa is six feet tall and 250 pounds.

2. He's a great athlete for his size.
During his post-draft press conference, Licht said that  Iosefa was an excellent athlete. "He's a big running back," Licht said, "a big, thick kid. (He) runs well for his size, a 240-plus guy. He's got great hands. He's a really good athlete."

3. He was born in American Samoa.
In 2009, Iosefa graduated from Fagaitua High School in American Samoa.

4. He was a multi-sport athlete in high school.
Iosefa played soccer, rugby and volleyball, in addition to football, in high school. He played quarterback, linebacker and safety on the football team.

5. He had one scholarship offer.
Hawaii was the only school to offer Iosefa a scholarship out of high school. By his redshirt freshman year, Iosefa became the team's feature back. He appeared in all 13 of the team's games that season, with 11 starts

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