2002: Got eight starts at both outside linebacking positions ... Finished eighth on the team with 49 tackles ... Had a career game vs. Ohio State registering 12 tackles, nine of which were solos, a sack and a quarterback hurry ... Had four tackles and a TFL vs. San Jose State ... Had three tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Missouri.
2001: Started eight of the last nine games at linebacker ... Third on the team in tackles with 78, fourth in tackles for loss with seven and second in forced fumbles with two ... Had a career high 11 tackles in the season opener at California ... Forced a pair of fumbles and had the first sack of his career vs. the Golden Bears ... Led the team with nine tackles, two TFLs and one sack in the win over Wisconsin ... Had seven tackles, two of which went for a loss and a sack vs. Northern Illinois ... Had seven more tackles and two TFLs in the win over Louisville ... Had eight tackles in the win over Minnesota ... Had six tackles, one of which went for a loss vs. Penn State.
2000: Played in 70 plays on special teams, contributing to the kickoff, kickoff return and punt block teams.
High School: Earned Prep Star All-Midwest Region honors … Recorded 112 tackles and two interceptions … Three-time All-Southwestern Conference selection … Earned First-team St. Louis Post-Dispatch all-metro honors … High school coach was Tim Dougherty … Two-time Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times and Champaign News-Gazette first-team all-stater … Madison County Post Player of the Year … Twice named Alton Telegraph Player of the Year … As a fullback, he rushed for 850 yards on 80 carries and nine touchdowns … Rushed for over 3,000 career yards … Helped lead his Tigers squad to a 27-4 record in three seasons … Earned 11 varsity letters at Edwardsville in football, wrestling and track … An all-conference wrestler, who qualified for state in both 1999 and 2000.
Personal: Full given name is Joseph Bradley Bevis … Born July 24, 1982 in Carbondale, Ill. … The son of Brad and Lynne Bevis … Majoring in sports management … Member of the Edwardsville High School Leadership Council … Lists his parents as the biggest influence in his athletic career.
Tackles: 12 vs. Ohio State, 11/16/02
Solos: 9 vs. Ohio State, 11/16/02
TFL: 2 vs. Wisconsin, 10/20/01
Sacks: 1, three times (last vs. Wis., 10/20/01)
QB Hurries: 3 vs. Penn State, 11/10/01
Fum. Recovered: 1 vs. Missouri, 8/31/02
DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YEAR G ST AT TOT TFL-YDS QBS-YDS PBU 2000 7 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 2001 12 40 38 78 7-25 3-20 8 2002 12 27 22 49 2-5 1-3 3 Total 31 68 60 128 9-30 4-23 11