5 Randall Joyner
Randall Joyner

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Carrollton, Texas

High School:
Newman Smith

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 236

Position:
LB

Experience:
SR-3L


Senior (2013): Played and started in 10 games, missing the Montana State and Texas A&M games due to injury...Led the team with 98 tackles, including a team-high 49 solo tackles...Tied for sixth on the team with 5 TFLs, including 1 sack...Recorded double digit tackles 3 times, including a career-high 18 against Rutgers (11 solo)...Forced a team-high 3 fumbles (at TCU, at Memphis and Temple), and recovered his fifth career fumble on senior day against UCF...Caught his fourth career interception in SMU's game at Houston. AWARDS: Preseason All-American Athletic Conference Third Team (Athlon Sports) and a Campbell Trophy Semifinalist.

Junior (2012): Named to the C-USA All-Academic team... Played in all 13 games, making eight starts... Ranked second on the team and 17th in the league with 93 tackles... Tied for the team lead with three interceptions... Had two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries... Had three TFL, five pass breakups and a QBH... Set career-highs with 14 tackles and two interceptions at UTEP... Named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 8 for his play in El Paso, where SMU shutout UTEP... Notched 12 tackles at Rice... Part of an SMU defense that posted two shutouts, tied an NCAA season record for pick-sixes and tied for third in the country in total takeaways and second in fumble recoveries for TDs.

Sophomore (2011): Played in all 13 games... Notched 43 tackles - 2.5 for loss - and forced a fumble... Also recovered two fumbles... Made a career-high 12 stops at Tulsa.

Freshman (2010): Played in all 14 games... Had six tackles...Added two solo tackles at Rice.

Prep: A two-star Rivals.com recruit... District 10-4A MVP... A three-year starter... Picked up 1,462 yards and 24 TDs on the ground on less than 200 carries... Caught 12 passes for 134 yards and a score... Notched 60 tackles, nine pass breakups and an area-best six interceptions on defense.