Kerry Joseph


215 lbs


6' 0"




McNeese State


Oct 4th, 1973

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Joseph dressed for 18 games (7 starts). He got his first of three consecutive starts in the Labour Day Classic. In total, he saw action in 13 games, going 153 of 254 (60.2%) for 2187 yards and 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He carried the 40 times for 238 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also caught a 14-yard pass from RB Hugh Charles for a first down on October 13 vs. Saskatchewan. Joseph also started the Eastern Semi-Final and went 12 of 25 for 192 yards and two touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed six times for 58 yards and a touchdown.


Joseph dressed as the team's 2nd string quarterback in all 18 games and was used mostly in short yardage plays. He carried the ball 26 times for 77 yards and 6 touchdowns. He also completed 18 of 31 passes (58.1%) for 226 yards (12.6 avg, 49 lg) and one interception. He saw significant playing time in Game 8 vs. BC. Joseph also dressed for the Western Semi-Final and Western Final.


(Edmonton) Joseph dressed for one game as a backup quarterback. He was on the 1-Game Injured List for Game 18.


Signed as a free agent on June 8, 2011.


Joseph was originally signed by the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 1996, where he spent most of the season on the practice roster. He played QB for the World League's London Monarchs in 1997. He later signed with Washington in 1997 and moved to tailback during training camp. In the apring of 1998, Joseph played for the Rhein Fire as a safety and won the World Bowl Championship. Kerry then signed with the Seattle Seahawks in the spring of 1998 where he played safety for the next four seasons. He was released by Seattle in April 2002 and signed by Ottawa in April of 2003. That season, Kerry made his CFL debut on July 1 at Calgary, replacing Dan Crowley in second half. He threw his CFL first TD in fourth quarter of that game, 61 yards to Demetris Bendross. He became team's No. 1 pivot after the release of Dan Crowley on July 4. That season, Joseph had a streak of 15 consecutive games with a touchdown pass which set an Ottawa professional football record, previously held by Russ Jackson, set during the 1966 and 1967 seasons. He became only the fifth quarterback in CFL history to throw at least one TD pass in 15 straight games. The others: Sam Etcheverry, Doug Flutie, Joe Kapp and Khari Jones. He surpassed Dan Crowley's single-season Renegades passing yard total from 2002 (2,697) and set single-season franchise records for pass completions (269), pass attempts (475), passing yards (3,666), completion percentage (56.6), touchdowns (19) and interceptions thrown (20). He was the team's nominee for CFL Most Outstanding Player. In 2005, Kerry became only the third player in league history to exceed 4,000 yards passing (4,466) and 1,000 rushing (1,006). Kerry was selected first overall by Saskatchewan in the Ottawa Player Dispersal Draft in April, 2006. In 2007, Kerry rushed for 13 touchdowns, the second most by a quarterback in a single season in CFL history. He led the Riders to a Grey Cup Championship and became the first Saskatchewan Roughrider to win the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player award since the 1976 season when Ron Lancaster won it. He was traded to Toronto in the spring of 2008 and played for the Argonauts for two seasons.


Joseph led the team to a 42-11 record during four seasons as the McNeese State starting quarterback. He was named MVP of McNeese State in his senior year of 1995 and was also named to the All-Southland Conference Team and Conference Player of the Year. Kerry received the 1995 James J. Corbett Memorial Award as outstanding amateur athlete in Louisiana During his time at McNeese, Kerry set 15 school records. Joseph was also the reserve punter. In addition to football, Kerry participated in track & field at McNeese in javelin. Kerry throws with his right arm and kicks with his left foot. He was married to Courtney Jackson in May.