UCLA -- A talented and versatile performer, Chris will move from guard to center this season to fill the void created by the graduation of Robert Chai .... A strong blocker with exceptional mental skills, the transition from guard to center should be seamless ... Chris excels on and off the field, earning first-team Academic All-America honors a year ago.
2006 -- Joseph was named a first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American ... In addition, he earned first-team All-Academic District VIII and All-Academic Pac-10 honors for the second straight year ... He was also co-winner of UCLA's Paul I. Wellman Award for All-Around Excellence ... Started all 13 of UCLA's games at weak guard, coming back from two surgeries on his left knee ... Started and played the entire contests against Utah, Rice and Washington, all but the final series against Stanford and Arizona and the entire game at Oregon, Notre Dame, Washington State, California, Oregon State, Arizona State, USC and Florida State ... Played at least 60 snaps in 11 of 13 games.
2005 -- Joseph made his first career start in the season opener at San Diego State and helped the Bruins rush for 191 yards ... Also started and played well in games versus Rice, Oklahoma and Washington ... Against California (game five), he suffered an injury to his left knee in the first quarter and was forced to miss the remainder of the season ... He was selected first-team Academic All-District 8 and first-team Pac-10 All-Academic for his efforts in the classroom.
2004 -- Chris appeared in each of the first five games as a member of the PAT/field goal unit ... Played two offensive snaps near the end of the Arizona contest ... He suffered a partially torn ligament in his left knee prior to the California contest (game six) and was sidelined for the remainder of the year ... Had surgery in November.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Earned three varsity letters as an offensive tackle and defensive end at Santa Ynez Valley Union HS in Santa Ynez, CA for coach Ken Gruendyke ... PrepStar All-Region selection ... A two-star prospect by TheInsiders.com and rivals.com ... Rated as the No. 124 prospect in the state of California by SuperPrep ... Selected to play in the North / South All-Star game ... Los Angeles Times All-Ventura/North Coast pick on defense ... As a senior, he served as team captain ... Selected Offensive Lineman of the Year and All-Los Padres league ... Named first-team all-county and all-area offensive lineman ... Team MVP offensive lineman ... Credited with 16 solo tackles, 15 assists and six sacks as a defensive end ... As a junior, he was selected all-league offensive lineman and MVP all-league offensive lineman ... As a freshman, he received his team's outstanding offensive lineman award ... Also lettered three seasons in track ... Had a best of 50-0 in the shot put and 149-0 in the discus ... Named track team captain his senior season ... As a junior, he was selected Thrower of the Year.
PERSONAL -- Full Name: Christopher Daniel Joseph ... Born: December 20, 1986 in Santa Barbara, CA ... Parents: Daniel and Sara Joseph ... Has two brothers, Philip and David, and one sister, Danelle ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as a play he made as a defensive end when he stripped the ball from a running back on a counter dive play and recovered the fumble ... Lists NFL lineman Tony Boselli as the player he admires the most ... Hobbies include music appreciation and all sports ... He has earned a spot on the Dean's List (3.50 GPA or higher) in all but one quarter (he did not have 12 units of grades since one course was pass/not pass) and has had just one grade lower than an A- (B+) in his academic career ... Geography major.