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Joe played high school football at American HS in Miami Fl. Finished his Sr year as the All County Punter fro Dade County. Following high school Joe signed a scholarship as a place kicker at the University of Memphis. He was redshirted in 1989 and became the starter for the next 4 years. In his jr season, Joe became the Inagural Winner of the Lou Groza award. Joe finished his Sr year at Memphis with a 3rd place vote for the Groza. After his Carrer at Memphis, Joe signed with the Tampa Bay Bucs as a free agent for the 1994 season. He made his only cv attempt in preseason. In 1995 he signed a deal to play for the Memphis Maddogs in the CFL.
He became a special education teacher at Milton High School in Fulton County for 2012-2013. He assists with football and coaches boys' golf.
Life after football meant a few different jobs until he moved back to Atlanta where Joe started his own lawn care business in 1997. In 2004 Joe sold his business and pursued a teaching career. In 2006 Joe was hired as a Special Ed Teacher at North Forsyth HS in Cumming Ga. In 2012 he became a special education teacher at Milton High School in Fulton County for 2012-2013. He assists with football and coaches boys' golf.
Joe has been married to his wife Amy since the summer of 1992. They have 3 boys, Cole 20, Lane 17, and Reece 13. Cole just finished his second year in college, Lane will be a senior in 2014-15, and Reece will be in 7th grade this fall.
Sports Illustrated Article About Joe
Michael played high school football in Savannah, Georgia at The Savannah Country
Day School. After graduating in the spring of 1986, he attended Georgia Tech before
transferring to Georgia Southern in the fall of 1987. Michael was a three year starter
from 1988-1990 and was a member of two national championship teams and one
national runner-up. In the 1989 national championship game he kicked a field goal with
1:41 remaining to help secure a 37-34 victory and a perfect 15-0 season. It was
legendary coach Erk Russell's final game as a coach. Michael held eight school records
at the end of his career and still holds the record for highest percentage of field goals
made in a career. He spent two years kicking in the National Minor League of Football
where he held several records including longest field goal (55 yds.) and most field goals
in a season (19). Michael was named to the NMLF all-league team following the 1995
Michael became a teacher and coach and has been a head football coach at two high
schools in the state of Georgia. He has been coaching placekicking and punting since
1988. Michael is currently working as an assistant principal at North Oconee High
School in Bogart, Georgia. He and wife, Cindy, have three children; Cathleen, Thomas,
High School: JP Taravella High School (Coral Springs, FL)
College: University of Northern Iowa (1988-1991), Marshall University (1987)
Pro: Cleveland Thunderbolts (Arena Football) 1994, St. Louis Stampede (Arena Football) 1995
Brian played at Marshall University in 1987 and kicked two field goals in the 1-AA National Championship game. Brian then transferred to the University of Northern Iowa. Brian is a two time 1-AA First Team All American at Northern Iowa in 1990 and 1991. He holds the NCAA record of 26 of 27 field goals made in a single season. Brian kicked 26 straight field goals. His career long field goal was 57 yards in college.
After graduation, Brian played two years in the Arena Football League where he currently holds every drop kicking record.
Brian is currently a commercial real estate agent in the Washington, DC area. He is married to Tathiana and they have a son named Thomas.