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Joey Connors

Joey Connors

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Powder Springs, Ga.

High School:
Harrison

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 270

Position:
Defensive Line

TRUE FRESHMAN (2014)
-Scout Team Player of the Week for the Penn State contest

PRIOR TO UCF
-Coached by Matt Dickman at Harrison High School where he was a three-year starter on both offensive and defensive lines, and played special teams as well
-Rated the No. 79 defensive tackle in the nation by 247Sports
-A three-star recruit by ESPN and 247Sports
-Earned the "48 Minute" Award as the only player in Cobb County to play 48 minutes of every game
-Served as a team captain as a senior where he played every spot on the defensive line while calling opponents' offensive sets for the defense
-Selected to the 2013 all-region and all-county first teams, and was an all-state honorable mention pick
-In 2013, had 66 tackles with 10 tackles for loss, five sacks, six forced fumbles, one recovery, seven hurries, two blocked field goals, one interception and one touchdown
-Finished junior year with 12 sacks and approximately 30 tackles along with two fumble recoveries
-Named all-region honorable mention Georgia 4-AAAAAA in 2012
-Won the 2013 Georgia State Track and Field Championship discus competition
-Won four letters in both football and track and field
-Picked up offers from Ball State, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Northern Illinois and Wake Forest, and had interest from Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Minnesota, Southern Illinois and Western Carolina

PERSONAL
-Born in Clearwater, Fla.
-Parents are Richard and Gail Connors

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