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#4 Joel Bradford
Position: WR
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 165
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn
High School: McCallie School
Graduating Year: 2011
Major: Finance
Experience: 2 Letters
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CHATTANOOGA:  Two-time All-SoCon receiver ... first returning All-American since Josh Cain (LB) in 2002 ...  set the single-season receiving record (1,284 yards) at UTC as a junior ...  holds the two highest single-game (254 & 274) totals in school history ... fifth all time at UTC with 1,944 career receiving yards ... 13 career TD catches ties for sixth all-time at UTC ... 134 career catches is eighth all-time at UTC.      

2011 • SENIOR SEASON:  2nd Team All-SoCon selection ... 53 catches for 660 yards and five touchdowns ...  fourth in the SoCon with 4.8 receptions per game ... fifth in the SoCon with 60.0 receiving yards per game ... took over the punting duties for the last four games of his senior season to average 39.1 yards on 29 kicks ... rugby style kick resulted in two turonvers and he has converted two fake punts ... four catches for 30 yards and a TD vs. Wofford ... four catches for 27 yards at Samford ... named SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week after hitting three punts over 50 yards and four inside the 20 against the Bulldogs ... shutout against Furman for the first time since moving back to receiver as a junior ... lone catch at Elon was good for a 52-yard TD strike ... longest catch fo the year for Bradford and longest throw of the season for Robinson ... four catches for 59 yards and one TD against Western Carolina ... four catches for 56 yards at Georgia Southern ... took over the punting duties at GSU and hit three kicks for a 48.3-yard average ... first punt went for 53 yards ... converted a fake on 4th & 8 from his own 36 in the third quarter to sustain a drive that eventually tied the game at 21 ...  six catches for 53 yards against The Citadel ... Game-high 89 yards on five catches at ASU ... game-high six catches for 85 yards and one TD at Eastern Kentucky ... named SoCon Offensive Player of the Week after tying a career-high with 15 catches for 162 yards against No. 10 Jacksonville State ... added the go-ahead TD ... 15 receptions is tied for the third-most in a game in the FCS this season ... made four catches for 47 yards at Nebraska ... Academic All-Southern Conference ... FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team ... made the Dean's List with a 4.0 g.p.a. in the fall semester.  

2010 • JUNIOR SEASON:  Moved back to receiver where he started his career after spending previous season as a defensive back ... Associated Press Third Team All-American ... also named 3rd Team All-American by Phil Steel Magazine ... 1st Team All-Southern Conference ... No. 1 on the depth chart at flanker  and the primary punt returner ... favorite high school target of QB B.J. Coleman when the pair was at McCallie in Chattanooga ... No. 7 in the nation with 7.4 catches per game ... No. 3 in the nation with 116.7 receiving yds/game ... 8 TD catches ... single-season school record holder with 1,284 receiving yards in 2010 ... third Moc in school history with 1,000 receiving yards in a season ... sixth highest single-season total in SoCon history ... 81 receptions in 2010 is No. 4 on the Mocs single-season list ... five catches for 85 yards and a TD against Appalachian State ... first career catch was a 36-yard TD grab against the Mountaineers ... then school-record 254 yards receiving on 11 catches against EKU ... 80-yard reception vs. EKU was the longest by a Moc since 1999 and the 5th pass play of 80+ yards in UTC's DI era ... SoCon Offensive Player of the Week following the EKU game ... broke his own school record with 274 receiving yards on 15 catches at No. 25 Furman ... named SoCon Offensive Player of the Week and received numerous national honors after the Furman game ... Paladins came into the game with the No. 2 rated pass defense in the nation ... had the top-2 single-game receiving yard totals in the FCS in 2010 ... only player in school history with multiple 200-yard receiving games ... 152 yards on 11 catches and two TDs vs. Elon ... eight catches for 121 yards at Wofford ... named SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week following the Wofford game ... four 100-yard games in 2010 ... Academic All-Southern Conference ... FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team ... made the Dean's List both semesters. 

2009 • sophomore season:  Converted receiver who moved into the starting safety position after the injury to J.D. Dothard ... career-high six tackles at Alabama ... picked off two passes on the year against the top two teams in the SoCon (at Elon and at ASU) ... primary punt returner ... second in the SoCon and 11th in the nation with a 13.1-yard punt return average ... 53-yard return set-up the Mocs' go-ahead score against The Citadel ... second-longest punt return in the SoCon that season ... tied for the eighth longest return in school history ... also had three PBUs against the Bulldogs ... made the Dean's List for the fall semester ... earned Academic All-Southern Conference honors.     

2008 • FRESHMAN Season:  Saw action in four games off the bench...did not catch a pass...earned a spot on the Dean's List both semesters.

2007 • Redshirt Season:  Worked with the receivers...member of the scout team...made Dean's List both semesters.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Five-tool player for Division II Class 3A State runner-up McCallie School...played receiver and cornerback and handled punting, place kicking and punt return duties...All-state by Tennessee Sports Writers Association...49 catches for 994 yards and three touchdowns...seven INTs with 149 return yards and one TD...averaged 37.2 yards per punt, including 10 which were downed inside the 20-yard line...went 4-for-8 on field goal attempts with a long of 45 yards...registered 19 tackles with nine pass deflections...recovered two fumbles and blocked one kick...coached at McCallie by former UTC quarterback Ralph Potter...letterwinner in basketball and soccer...teammate of current Mocs Blake Coddington, B.J. Coleman and Thomas Green.

PERSONAL:  Full name is Joel Franklin Bradford...born July 17, 1988, in East Ridge, Tenn...son of Carol and Gary Bradford...graduated with a degree in Finance in December 2011...has two brothers.

BRADFORD'S CAREER STATS

Year G/GS Rec. Yards Avg/Rec. TD Long
2008 4/0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2009 11/3 0 0 0.0 0 0
2010 11/11 81 1,284 15.9 8 80
2011 11/11 53 660 12.5 5 52
Totals 37/15 134 1,944 14.5 13 80

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