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Joe Gaziano

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#99

Experience: 3 years

Height: 6-4

Age: 27

Weight: 280 lbs

College: Northwestern

2023 SEASON

  • Solo
    1
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    0
  • INT
    --
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Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT TKL AST COMBINED SOLO SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2 Packers W 25 - 24
3 @Lions L 6 - 20
4 @Jaguars L 7 - 23
5 Texans W 21 - 19
6 Commanders L 16 - 24
7 @Buccaneers W 16 - 13
8 @Titans L 23 - 28
9 Vikings L 28 - 31
10 @Cardinals L 23 - 25
12 Saints W 24 - 15
13 @Jets W 13 - 8
14 Buccaneers L 25 - 29
15 @Panthers L 7 - 9 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
16 Colts W 29 - 10
17 @Bears L 17 - 37
18 @Saints L 17 - 48 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS TKL AST COMBINED SOLO SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2020 Los Angeles Chargers 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2021 Los Angeles Chargers 14 1 8 5 13 6 0 0 1 0
2022 Los Angeles Chargers 5 0 6 2 8 4 1 0 0 0
2023 Atlanta Falcons 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 23 1 15 9 24 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Biography

CAREER

  • Tallied 22 total tackles (14 solo), four quarterback hits, two tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and one pass defensed in 21 games (one starts) over three seasons for the Chargers prior to signing with the Falcons.
  • In 2022, he notched eight total tackles (six solo), his first-career sack, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit in five games for the Chargers.
  • He appeared in 14 games (one start) in 2021, registering a career-high 13 total tackles (eight solo), two quarterback hits, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed.
  • As a rookie in 2020, he appeared in two games posting one total tackle and one quarterback hit.

COLLEGE

  • Played five seasons (2015-19) at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illi.

  • Recorded 153 total tackles (100 solo), 48.5 tackles for loss, 30.0 sacks, 15 passes defensed, 10 forced fumble and four fumble recoveries in 52 games for the Wildcats.

  • Northwestern's all-time sack leader with 30.0 career sacks.
  • As a senior in 2019, he earned First-Team All-Big Ten honors after notching a career-high 49 total tackles (34 solo), 17 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks, five passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
  • In 2018, he recorded 44 total tackles (27 solo), 12.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
  • Named to the Second-Team All-Big Ten team in 2017 and 2018.
  • Ranked second among all Big Ten players with 16.5 sacks over the past two seasons (2017-18).
  • Appeared in 13 games in 2017, registering 36 total tackles (24 solo), 12.5 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks, five passes defensed and four forced fumbles. His 9.0 sacks led the Big Ten in the regular season.
  • As a freshman in 2016, he tallied 24 total tackles (15 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
  • Redshirted in 2015.

PERSONAL

  • Attended Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Mass. 
  • Named Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year, Boston Globe Division One Player of the Year and ESPN Boston Mr. Football in 2014.
  • 2014 USA Today Second-Team All-USA. 
  • Two-time Catholic Conference most valuable player.
  • Helped the Hawks finish 12-0 with a Division One Super Bowl championship in 2014.
  • Captained both the football and lacrosse teams.
  • Son of Frank and Mary Ellen Gaziano.
  • Majored in communication studies at NU.
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