97   Joe Windsor
Joe Windsor


Kearney, MO

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Played in 52 career games and totalled 99 tackles with 22 tackles for loss and 12 quarterback sacks. In the defensive line rotation all four years.

2013: Named to the third-team All-MAC squad by MAC media and Phil Steele's Magazine. Started 12 of 14 games at defensive end and made a career-high 37 tackles. Tied for second on the team with eight tackles for losses totalling 46 yards and was second in quarterback sacks with 4.5. Sealed the Huskies' win over Ball State (11-13) by intercepting his first career pass and returning it 49 yards for a touchdown in the final two minutes. Also had two tackles and half a tackle for loss in that game. Named NIU's defensive lineman of the week for the third time after that game, also earned the honor versus Iowa (8-31) and Akron (10-12). Registered four tackles at Toledo (11-20). Recorded four tackles, including a tackle for loss, and a quarterback hurry against Eastern Michigan (10-26). Dominated versus Akron with five tackles, one-and -a-half sacks, two tackles for a loss and two quarterback hurries. Had a career-high seven tackles and a quarterback hurry in NIU's win at Iowa. Tied his career-high in tackles with seven, including six solo stops, and added two sacks, a forced fumble, and a pass break-up at Idaho (9-14). Had a pair of tackles and a quarterback sack versus Bowling Green (12-6) in the MAC Championship game. Tallied three tackles and one-and-a-half tackles for a loss versus Utah State (12-26).

2012: Ranked third on the team in sacks with seven and tied for second on the team in tackles for loss with 10.5 for 53 yards. Made four tackles, with two sacks and two tackles for loss against Iowa (9-1). Named NIU Defensive Linemen of the Week after accounting for four tackles, all solo, two sacks and two tackles for loss versus Kansas (9-22). Tallied career highs in tackles (seven) and tackles for loss (four) and added a sack against Buffalo (10-13). Recovered a first-quarter fumble against Toledo (11-14) in NIU territory and posted two tackles. Recorded four tackles, three solo, 1.5 sacks and 1.5 tackles for loss at Akron (10-20). Collected three tackles against UMass (11-3). Had an assisted sack at Eastern Michigan (11-23). Recorded a solo tackle and QB hurry against Kent State (11-30) in the MAC Championship.

2011: Saw action in 13 games as a backup defensive end. Started two of the first three games of the year. Did not play at Buffalo (10-22). Recorded 20 tackles, including two for a loss, and recovered a fumble on the year. Made a career-high five tackles against Army (9-3), including a tackle for loss. Tied his career-best with five tackles against Cal Poly (9-24). Recorded three tackles and a one-yard tackle for loss at Kansas (9-10). Recovered a fumble against Ball State (11-15) on the Cardinals' final play. Earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors following the Ball State (11-15) game.

2010: One of six true freshmen to letter in 2010 and only one to earn a spot in the defensive rotation. Appeared in every game and totaled seven tackles with 1.5 for loss. Pass-rushing specialist used primarily in third down situations. Made his first career stop when he paired with Sean Progar to record a sack at Illinois (9-18). Credited with a season-best two tackles at Akron (10-2). Tallied a two-yard tackle for loss at Eastern Michigan (11-26).

High School: Selected as Missouri's 4A Defensive Player of the Year by the Missouri Football Coaches Association after leading Kearney to a 13-2 record and the Class 4A title in 2009. First team member of the Missouri All-State football squad (all classes) in 2008 and 2009. Earned the Bobby Bell Award as Kansas City area's top small [school] class defensive player while playing defensive end. Also an all-Northland and All-Suburban Small Six Conference choice both years. Named player of the year for the league. MVP of his high school squad and team captain as a senior. Made 51 tackles with 15.5 quarterback sacks, three forced fumbles and six pass break ups as a senior. Registered a pair of sacks in the state championship game. Finished his career as school record holder for sacks in a season (15.5) and in a career (32.5). Three-year varsity letterwinner made 52 tackles, 32 solo, as a junior. Forced three fumbles, recovered one, broke up two passes and had 10 quarterback sacks in 2008. In on 22 tackles, 17 solo, as a sophomore. Team compiled a 36-5 record in his three varsity seasons.

Personal: Son of Penny Martin. Majoring in kinesiology.

Tackles: 7, three times, last at Idaho, 9-14-13
Tackles For Loss: 4, vs. Buffalo, 10-13-12
Sacks: 2, three times, last at Idaho, 9-14-13
Interceptions: 1, vs. Ball State, 11-13-13
Touchdowns: 1, vs. Ball State, 11-13-13

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