2007: Joseph will serve as a backup cornerback and play on special teams as a sophomore in 2007.
2006: Joseph was a backup cornerback and key special teams player as a freshman in 2006, his first year at USC. Overall in 2006 while appearing in 12 games (all but Arkansas), he had 2 tackles and returned 2 kickoffs for 32 yards (16.0 avg.). The kickoff returns and 1 of the tackles came against Notre Dame.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2005 honors included ESPN 150, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division I first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team first team and All-Moore League first team as a senior defensive back at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly High. He made 27 tackles and 7 blocked kicks in 2005.
As a junior in 2004, he was named Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Southern Section second team and All-CIF Division I while posting 32 tackles, 27 deflections and 7 blocked field goals. Current Trojans Hershel Dennis, Travon Patterson and Alfred Rowe also prepped at Poly.
He also ran track at Poly, where he was a member of the 2005 national prep record-setting 800-meter relay team (he had bests of 10.82 in the 100 meters and 21.80 in the 200).
GAME-BY-GAME WITH VINCENT JOSEPH