Rush through the roster: #26 Mark Joyce

Posted: August 2, 2013 in Football
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Mark Joyce (from my hometown of Deland) is looking to end his USF career on a high note (Picture credit: 247 Sports)

Mark Joyce enters his senior season with the Bulls and will look to anchor the secondary. 

Mark Joyce – Senior – 5’10” 195 lbs. – DeLand, FL (Deland HS) – Safety

2012: Joyce appeared in 12 games last season (11 starts) making 74 tackles, .5 TFL, and 1 PBU.  In 2011, he recorded 21 tackles, 1 TFL, and 3 PBU.

2013 Bull Rush Projection: Joyce is a solid tackler, whether playing in the center of the field or coming up in the box in run support.  At times last year, he struggled in pass coverage, often being out of place due to the poor coaching and overall direction of the secondary.  With Coach Cooper and Coach Bresnahan, Joyce should be in better position to cover in passing situations and still able to come up and make tackles at the line.  Joyce should have a solid season and could make some big plays in the secondary. 

(Technically Jimel Atkins is number 27 on the roster, but we already covered him before the new jersey numbers came out, so on goes the show).

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