Kerby Joseph draws positive marks from safety counterpart for the Detroit Lions
Kerby Joseph caught the attention of the football world for his outstanding performance against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
The former Illini and NFL rookie grabbed his 2nd interception of the day against Packers QB Aaron Rogers in the 3rd quarter of the Lions’ 15-9 win. In addition to his 2 interceptions, Joseph had 5 tackles credited to him in the game.
Already this season, Joseph is showing a nose for the football with some forced fumbles and now the interceptions to his tally. Joseph’s performance grabbed the attention of fellow Lions’ safety DeShon Elliott.
“I’m so proud of that boy. I’m so happy for him,” Elliott said of Joseph. “I really love playing with Kerby Joseph. I love him being my safety back there with me.”
Lions safety DeShon Elliott on rookie Kerby Joseph: "I'm so proud of that boy. I'm so happy for him. … I really love playing with Kerby Joseph. I love him being my safety back there with me." pic.twitter.com/2BHz07pD74
— Nolan Bianchi (@nolanbianchi) November 6, 2022
After playing reserve defensive back and special teams, Joseph got his start at Illinois in 2020. He declared for the 2022 NFL Draft at the conclusion of his junior year after recording 57 tackles, 1 sack, 3 fumble recoveries, and 5 interceptions while also earning All-B1G honors.
The Lions will meet the Chicago Bears next Sunday at Soldier Field.