Joe Minucci

Joe Minucci (born November 6, 1981) is a former American football defensive lineman who played four seasons in the Arena Football League with the Nashville Kats and Cleveland Gladiators. He played college football at University of Delaware. He was also a member of the New York Jets, Tennessee Valley Vipers, Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens.

Joe Minucci
No. 71
Position:Defensive lineman
Personal information
Born: (1981-11-06) November 6, 1981 (age 39)
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
College:Delaware
Undrafted:2003
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Tackles:79
Sacks:19.0
Forced fumbles:9
Fumble recoveries:3
Pass breakups:11
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

College careerEdit

Minucci played for the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens from 1999 to 2002, earning All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors his senior season in 2002 and helping the Hens advance to the 2000 NCAA Division I-AA championship playoff semifinals.[1][2]

Professional careerEdit

New York JetsEdit

Minucci signed with the New York Jets on June 25, 2003 after going undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft. He was released by the Jets on July 15, 2003.[3]

Tennessee Valley VipersEdit

Minucci played for the Tennessee Valley Vipers of the af2 in 2004.[2]

Nashville KatsEdit

Minucci was signed by the Nashville Kats on October 14, 2004.[4] He played for the Kats from 2005 to 2007, earning Second Team All-Arena honors in 2006 and All-Rookie Team recognition in 2005.[5][6]

Tennessee TitansEdit

Minucci signed with the Tennessee Titans on July 19, 2005. He was released by the Titans on August 29, 2005.[3]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

Minucci was signed by the New Orleans Saints on August 3, 2006. He was released by the Saints on September 2, 2006.[3]

Baltimore RavensEdit

Minucci was signed to the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad on January 7, 2007.[7]

Cleveland GladiatorsEdit

Minucci was selected by the Cleveland Gladiators with the first overall pick in the AFL Dispersal Draft on October 26, 2007.[8] He played for the Gladiators during the 2008 season.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Delaware's Joe Minucci is AFL mid-season star". udel.edu. March 30, 2006. Archived from the original on June 2, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Ex-Hen Joe Minucci honored by AFL". udel.edu. May 26, 2005. Archived from the original on June 2, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Joe Minucci". kffl.com. Archived from the original on June 2, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Joe Minucci - Career Stats". arenafan.com. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "Joe Minucci - Awards". arenafan.com. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  7. ^ Wilson, Aaron (January 7, 2007). "OGDEN DOESN'T PRACTICE BUT FORECAST RETURN FOR PLAYOFF GAME". russellstreetreport.com. Archived from the original on June 2, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  8. ^ "Cleveland Selects Joe Minucci With Top Pick In Dispersal Draft". oursportscentral.com. October 26, 2007. Archived from the original on June 2, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2015.

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